Robert G. Costello
Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology
Davison Hall 022
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Degrees: EDD, 2004, Dowling Coll; MS, 1999, SUNY Univ Cntr Albany; JD, 1997, St Johns Univ Jamaica; MS, 1995, St Johns Univ Jamaica; BA, 1993, Hofstra Univ
Sociology of Law captures my interest in the legal responses to social problems. I am a "court watcher" and eagerly await the first Monday in October when the United States Supreme Court starts their new session.
Recent honors include receiving a Fulbright Senior Specialist award, serving as a visiting scholar at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, serving as a Research Associate at The Center for Children, Families & the Law at Hofstra University School of Law where I co-authored a report about youth at-risk on Long Island and serving as an Associate Member of University Seminar on Drugs & Society at Columbia University.
SOC 004 Contemporary Society
SOC 007 Crime & Delinquency
SOC 170 Sociology of Law
SOC 180 Statistics in Sociology
Costello, Robert. 2010. “Book Review: The Delinquent Girl.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 8(2):160-162.
Costello, Robert. 2010. “US Supreme Court Watch: An Overview of Graham v. Florida.” American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Juvenile Justice Newsletter March 2010 (5).
Costello, Robert. 2010 “Book Review: Cruel & Unusual Punishment: The Culture of Punishment in America.” A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society Fall 2010.
Costello, Robert. 2010. “Book Review: The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law.” Criminal Justice Review Fall 2010.
Costello, Robert. 2010. “Book Review: Crimes of Power & States of Impunity: The US Response to Terror.” Critical Criminology: An International Journal 18 (3) Fall 2010.
Costello, Robert. 2010. “Book Review: Sisters Outside: Radical Activists Working For Women Prisoners.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice Fall 2010.
Costello, Robert. 2009. “Research Brief: A Summary of Roundtable Discussions about Youth at-Risk.” American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Juvenile Justice Newsletter October 2009 (4).
Costello, Robert. 2001. “Fetal Endangerment: A Challenge for Criminal Law.” California Criminal Law Review 4.
Costello, Robert. 2001. “Case Spotlight: The Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. New York.” UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy 5(2): 341-347.
Costello, Robert. 2001. “Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. New York: A Case for Equal Education.” Long Island Education Review 1(3): 7-11.
Costello, Robert. 2000. “NYPD Blues: The Struggle for Equal Pay.” The Princeton University Law Journal IV (2): 22-38.
Costello, Robert and Frank Biafora. 1999. “‘Just the Facts Ma’am’: The Supreme Court Says ‘No’ to Media Ride-Alongs.” Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture 7(1):15-25.
Biafora, Frank and Robert Costello. 1999. “Censoring the Press: The Supreme Court Rules on Media Ride-Alongs.” Picturing Justice May.
Costello, Robert, Robert Palmieri and Carmine Pesca. 1999. “The Constitutional and Public Policy Concerns of Fetal Endangerment.” Criminal Justice Journal 7(1): 83-88.