Joshua R. Klein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Joshua Klein
Murphy Center, Room 113 H
(914) 633-2084 (914) 633-2084


  • Ph.D., Sociology, The City University of New York
  • MS, Sociology, The City University of New York
  • BA, Social Science, Hampshire College

Dr. Josh Klein teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. His research interests include attitudes and culture relating to criminal justice and violence, particularly state and corporate crime. Prior to his fulltime academic career, Dr. Klein conducted survey research, including positions at the Public Agenda Foundation, the City University of New York's Center for Jewish Studies, Publishers Clearing House, and Audits and Surveys Worldwide. Dr. Klein currently consults with community organizations.

  • Klein, Josh R. "Toward a Cultural Criminology of War", Chapter 69 in Hayward, Keith, ed. 2018. Cultural Criminology. London: Routledge.
  • Klein, Josh R. 2016. "Cultural Criminology of War." Pp. 369–87 in The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and War, edited by R. McGarry and S. Walklate. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Klein, Josh R. 2016. "Civilian United States Support for Military and Imperial State Crime." Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology 8(2):124–43.
  • Klein, Josh R. 2015. "National Insecurity Crime." Criminal Justice Ethics 34(1):1–17.
  • Klein, Josh R. 2012. "Toward a Cultural Criminology of War." Social Justice 38(3):86–103.
  • Klein, J. R., & Lavery, C. (2011). "Legitimating War by Victimization: State–Corporate Crime and Public Opinion." Crime, Law and Social Change, 56(3), 301–317.
  • Klein, Josh R. (2011). "The Rhetoric and Ideology of Human Rights in the Media." Human Rights and Media (Vol. 6, pp. 41–56). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Klein, J. R., & Lavery, C. (2010). "Presidential Candidates and State Crime: Views of Some U.S. College Students." Critical Criminology, 18(3), 191–209.
  • Klein, Josh R. (2007). "Where Should We Stand to Get the Best Perspective on Collective Violence?" Critical Sociology, 33(5–6), 957–980.
  • Klein, Josh R. (2005). "Policy Elite and News Media Marketing of Mass Destruction War." C. Mirra (Ed.), Enduring Freedom or Enduring War?: Prospects and Costs of the New American 21st Century (pp. 162–172). Washington, D.C.: Maisonneuve Press.