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John Kane, MA

Lecturer - Sociology


Mr. Kane is employed at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, providing program management, policy guidance, and technical support to the Next Generation Identification (NGI) biometric program. Prior to this role, John worked as the manager of applied research for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), a federally-funded organization whose mission is to provide a nationwide support system for agencies involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crimes. He also served as the acting manager of the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), an FBI-NW3C partnership whose mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cybercrime.

He has been cited numerous times in the national media for his work in white collar crime, and his research has appeared in such scholarly publications as the Journal of Criminal Justice, Trends in Organized Crime, and the Journal of Forensic Science. He did both his undergraduate and graduate work in Sociology/Criminology at the University of Florida.

Courses Taught

  • SOCA 232 Criminology
  • SOCA 302 Deviant Behavior
  • SOCA 431 Cybercrime