Christopher J. Przemieniecki

Christopher J. Przemieniecki has been researching street gangs for over 20 years. He is currently is an Assistant Professor at West Chester University near Philadelphia, PA. He earned his PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of North Dakota. He has extensively worked with law enforcement agencies in combating street gangs but has also spent time interviewing gang members and examining the inner-workings of street gangs. With respect to understanding street gangs, Przemieniecki has researched films, video games, social media sites, books, magazines, comics, radio, and news reports that all relate to the portrayal of street gangs. He has published articles about street gangs and other crime and media related topics in ACJS Today and the Journal of Gang Research. He is the 2006 recipient of the Frederick M Thrasher Award for ‘superior academic research’ presented by the National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) in Chicago, IL. A periodic presenter at the annual NGCRC conference, Przemieniecki has also presented at law enforcement/gang/youth conferences in Utah, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Pennsylvania and for the National Crime Prevention Council. Przemieniecki is also a member of the Pennsylvania Gang Investigators Association, and is a peer-review editor for the Journal of Gang Research. He has a book titled ‘Gangs’ coming out in October of 2015.

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