About James

James Buccellato is a faculty member in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. James taught in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI for several years. He researches and writes about the politics of crime. His work appears in peer-reviewed journals, crime anthologies and national news websites.

His book, Early Organized Crime in Detroit: Vice, Corruption and the Rise of the Mafia, was released on The History Press in late 2015. The book explores Detroit’s struggle with gang violence, public corruption and the politics of vice during the tumultuous first half of the 20th century and includes rarely published images from the era.

Contact James at: James.Buccellato@NAU.edu


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