Sean Patrick Griffin, Ph.D.
- NBA Scandal
- Donaghy's Personal Fouls
- Actors and Activities: The Social Construction of Organized Crime
- Organized Crime Literature: The Classics
|Introduction||Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Abington. His research areas are organized crime, white-collar crime, labor racketeering, corruption, drug trafficking, money laundering, and aspects of policing. Author of numerous peer-reviewed academic articles, Dr. Griffin penned the critically-acclaimed text Philadelphia’s Black Mafia: A Social and Political History (Springer, 2003), and the popular Black Brothers, Inc.: The Violent Rise and Fall of Philadelphia’s Black Mafia (Milo, 2005/2007). Black Brothers, Inc. has been optioned to be made into at least one motion picture by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions for Warner Brothers Studios. Professor Griffin is a consultant on the film(s). Black Entertainment Television (BET) based an episode of its popular "American Gangster" program on the book. Since 2008, Dr. Griffin has been researching the complex and fascinating story behind the betting scandal that continues to haunt the National Basketball Association (NBA), resulting in the new book Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen (Barricade, 2011).|