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Jana Arsovska, Ph.D.

Portrait of Dr. Jana Arsovska
Assistant Professor
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Jana Arsovska, a native of Macedonia, is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She holds a PhD degree in Criminology from Leuven University in Belgium where she studied the role of cultural codes in the evolution of ethnic Albanian organized crime groups. Her research interests include culture, migration and organized crime, female offenders and transnational crime, as well as corruption and radical Islam in post-conflict societies. Dr. Arsovska has published extensively on Balkan organized crime and human trafficking in scholarly journals and intelligence magazines and is the co-editor of the book Restoring Justice After Large-Scale Conflict: Kosovo, Congo and the Israeli-Palestinian Case. She is currently working on her new book, Decoding Albanian Organized Crime. Dr. Arsovska has acted as a consultant on organized crime for many organizations, including the World Bank. Prior to her current post, she underwent training at INTERPOL's criminal analysis unit. Dr. Arsovska is a recipient of the National Institute of Justice's 2012 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for research examining the relation between migration and transnational organized crime. Her study, focusing on ethnic Albanians in New York City, seeks to examine how organized crime groups operate across territories, and whether they are able to reproduce their territorial control in foreign countries.