Fall course adjunct needed at John Jay College

The History Department at John Jay College seeks instructors for:


HIS 224 A History of Crime in New York City

3 hours, 3 credits

HIS 224-01 – M/W – 3:05PM – 4:30PM

How criminal entrepreneurs seized the opportunities of their particular eras, from colonial days to the present. Topics include: pirates (Captain Kidd) and smugglers; slave revolts; river and railroad gangs; gambling and prostitution; prohibition-era bootlegging and the rise of organized crime (from the Mafia to Murder Incorporated); stock market fraud; crime on the waterfront; shoplifting; labor and business racketeering; drug dealing; arson for profit; computer fraud; the savings and loan scandal; environmental crime; and street gangs, with special attention to those (Gophers, Westies) in the John Jay neighborhood. Prerequisite: ENG 101

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Prof.  Allison Kavey – akavey@jjay.cuny.edu

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