Dr. Casey Jordan, Criminologist - Attorney

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I’m a Criminology Professor. I’ve Seen Students Like the Idaho Suspect Before.

Article from: Slate

In June of 1993 I walked into a crowded classroom at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “Did you hear?” a student blurted. “They caught a serial killer in Long Island! He was driving around with a dead woman in the bed of his pickup. Joel Rifkin. They weren’t even looking for a serial killer.”

Students in the summer session of my criminology course fidgeted in their seats as I set down my textbook and chalk next to the podium. The class was full of criminology majors, enthusiastic junior profilers who embraced any excuse to avoid learning crime theory and research methodology and instead engage in a discussion on the motive and murder methodology of killers like Rifkin. [more]

Victimology vs. Violence in the Study of Criminology

Article From: Newsweek

Criminology seeks to uncover the why behind a crime, and the answers are complex, different for each offender. The victims and their suffering are usually left to one side, far less important to us than understanding the killer and their motives. "What we teach is 'how come?' Not 'how,'" noted James Allen Fox, a criminology professor at Northeastern University. "Studying Criminology is not going to make you a criminal, and it's not going to make you a better criminal." This is clearly true in the case of Bryan Kohberger, the University of Washington doctoral student in criminology, now accused of the horrific stabbing deaths of four students at the nearby University of Idaho. [more]

In Our Search to Understand Violence, Casey Jordan Helps Us Find Answers

"Jordan is energetic and clearly passionate about her work. Able to cite statistics from memory, she also emphasizes the people behind the stats, the victims and their families. Somehow, she remains positive.

“When darkness falls, two words save me: perspective and prevention,” she says. “Real crime causes unspeakable devastation, which is why I talk to as many crime victims as I do offender-inmates.”

Speaking to victims gives her perspective and fuels her to work harder at prevention. “It drives me to pull up my bootstraps and keep studying those disturbing criminals, so that we can learn enough from them to try, at least try, to identify and foresee the perfect storm of causal factors that can lead to crime,” she says." [ more ]

Ohio kidnappings: what makes men take women and children prisoner?

The Observer, Saturday 11 May 2013 08.38 EDT -- There is, for these criminals, a moment when a Rubicon is crossed. When, by force or trickery, they find themselves taking away an innocent person and forcing them into slavery and abuse. "It is like a floodgate. Once they have acted on it, there is no going back. They have plunged off the cliff," said Jordan... [ more ]

'Barefoot Bandit' says broken home sparked international crime spree

December 16, 2011 -- It's a sensational story with a Hollywood deal, but the adventures of Colton Harris-Moore, aka 'The Barefoot Bandit,' is really a tragedy, his attorneys tell a judge at a hearing Friday. [ more ]

Anatomy of a Bank Robber

June 7, 2011 - DANBURY - NewsTimes by Libor Jany
In addition to the drug addict, Western Connecticut State University law professor Dr. Kathleen Casey Jordan said she has identified two other types of bank robbers: professional and opportunistic.  The latter group is the most "common among today's bank robbers," Jordan wrote in an email.  "They sometimes have incredible debt, where they are losing their homes, lost a job and trying to hide that fact from family. Some even robbed banks to..." [ more ]

Criminologist Casey Jordan Talks

About Craigslist Long Island Serial Killer
Long Island, NY April 13th, 2011 (examiner.com) -- Wednesday, renowned criminologist Casey Jordan spoke out about the Craigslist Long Island serial killer case and the type of person may be the perpetrator of multiple killings in several locations... [ more ]

"Person of Interest" in Long Island Killings?

April 12, 2011(CBS News) -- The horror grows on New York's Long Island where two more sets of suspected human remains were found Monday, not far from where eight other bodies were apparently dumped... [ more ]

Profiler: Lust, Power Provoke L.I. Killer

April 5, 2011 (CBS News) -- Forty miles east of New York City, Long Island residents are terrified that a serial killer is on the loose - and will strike again.  The search for human remains continues on Long Island, after three more bodies were found Monday, bringing the total to eight... [ more ]

"Huge" apparent new findings for Amanda Knox

Independent panel reportedly set to discredit evidence used against her; Expert: That could go long way toward freeing her
March 26, 2011 (CBS News) --  A hearing for Amanda Knox in Italy Saturday represented what CBS News correspondent Allen Pizzey called the "start of her defense team's best chance to take apart the evidence that convicted her." [ more ]

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