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Mangai Natarajan

Professor of Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ph. D. is a Professor at the Department of Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York She is the founding member and director of the International Criminal Justice BA program-one of the popular majors at John Jay. She is a criminologist and crime scientist by training. Trained as a crime prevention specialist, she has published widely on the topic of drug trafficking, a concern of national and international security.  Dr. Natarajan is one of the pioneers in developing methodologies including typologies and social network analysis in studying transnational organized crimes, especially drug trafficking. Using more than hundred international drug trafficking organizations prosecuted in the United States at the federal level, her research includes understanding the operations of drug trafficking organizations. Her recent research using UNODC ‘s Individual Drug Seizure (IDS) data and US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) examines how airports (departure, transit, and destination) are risky facilities for transnational drug trafficking operations.


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