Mark Hamm

"High Crimes and Misdemeanors": George W. Bush and the Sins of Abu Ghraib

Professor to examine growth of Islamic extremism in prison

FRONTLINE: The Torture Question: Is torture ever justified?



American Skinheads: The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime. Foreword by William J. Chambliss. Westport, CT/London: Praeger, 1993.

Hate Crime: International Perspectives on Causes and Control. Foreword by Richard A. Berk. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company/Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1994 (editor).

The Abandoned Ones: The Imprisonment and Uprising of the Mariel Boat People. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995.

Apocalypse in Oklahoma: Waco and Ruby Ridge Revenged. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.

Ethnography at the Edge: Crime, Deviance, and Field Research. Foreword by Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998 (editor, with Jeff Ferrell).

In Bad Company: America’s Terrorist Underground. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2002.

Terrorism as Crime: From the Order to Al-Qaeda and Beyond. New York: New York University Press, 2007.


Recent Articles/Chapters:

“Terrorism, Hate Crime, and Anti-Government Violence.” In The Future of Terrorism: Violence in the New Millennium, edited by Harvey W. Kushner. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1998 (Pp. 59-96).

“The Ethnography of Terror: Timothy McVeigh and the Blue Centerlight of Evil.” In Ethnography at the Edge: Crime, Deviance, and Field Research, edited by Ferrell and Hamm. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998 (Pp. 111-130).

With Jeff Ferrell “Raps, Cops and Crime: Clarifying the ‘Cop Killer’ Controversy.” In Controversial Issues in Race and Ethnicity, edited by Richard C. Monk. Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw Hill, 1999.

“Agony and Art: The Songs of 9/11.” In Media Representations of 9/11, edited by Steven Chermak, Frankie Y. Bailey, and Michelle Brown. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003 (Pp. 201-220).

“The Difference Between Skinheads and Street Gangs.” In Hate and Bias Crime: A Reader, edited by Barbara Perry. New York: Routledge, 2003 and The Modern Gang Reader, edited by Malcolm Klein, Cheryl Maxam and Jody Miller. Los Angeles, Roxbury, 2002.

“The USA Patriot Act and the Politics of Fear.” In Cultural Criminology Unleashed, edited by Jeff Ferrell, et al., London: Glasshouse, 2004 (Pp. 287-300).

“Apocalyptic Violence: The Seduction of Terrorist Subcultures.” Theoretical Criminology (2004), 8: 323-40.

“Hate Violence.” In Violence: From Theory to Research, edited by Margaret Zahn, Henry Brownstein and Shelly Jackson. Cincinnati: Lexus/Nexus, 2004 (Pp. 227-36).

“Doing Terrorism Research in the Dark Ages: Confessions of a Bottom Dog.” In Edgework: The Sociology of Voluntary Risk Taking, edited by Stephen Lyng. New York: Routledge, 2005 (Pp. 273-92).

“After September 11: Terrorism Research and the Crisis in Criminology.” Theoretical Criminology (2005), 9: 237-51.

With Cecile Van de Voorde “Crimes Committed by Terrorist Groups: Theory, Research, and Prevention.” Trends in Organized Crime (2005), 9:18-51.


Recent Grants and Contracts:

Crimes Committed by Terrorist Groups: Theory, Research and Prevention. National Institute of Justice.

Terrorist Recruitment in American Correctional Institutions: An Exploratory Study of Non-Traditional Faith Groups. National Institute of Justice.


Recent Media Appearances:

The Investigators: Behind the Mask. Court TV

“Nichols Defense: Oklahoma Bombing Was Larger Conspiracy.” NPR, All Things Considered

“Another Oklahoma Bomb Trial, and Still Questions Remain.” Ralph Blumenthal, New York Times (3-16-04)

“America’s Home Grown Terrorists.”

“The Brand.” Expose on the Aryan Brotherhood, New Yorker (2-9-04)


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