Sean Patrick Griffin, Ph.D.

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Introduction Professor and Department Head of Criminal Justice at The Citadel. 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 best-selling, more mainstream Black Brothers, Inc.: The Violent Rise and Fall of Philadelphia’s Black Mafia (Milo, 2005/2007). In 2007, Black Entertainment Television (BET) based an episode (“Philly Black Mafia: ‘Do For Self’”) of its popular “American Gangster” series on Black Brothers, Inc. Dr. Griffin was an interview subject and consultant for the episode, which is now re-broadcast on the History Channel and A&E Network, among others. Most recently, Professor Griffin authored the best-selling Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen (Barricade, 2011), which has been discussed in numerous academic and media forums.