Crime, Justice & Truth


LIBERATION THROUGH KNOWLEDGE

“For history, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations”
                            James Baldwin

 

ABOUT


Tony Gaskew, Ph.D. is a practitioner, scholar, activist, and educator in the field of crime and justice, who has spent the last thirty years examining the dysfunctional relationship between the policing culture and Black America.

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Born and raised in the Southside neighborhood of Roseland in Chicago, he is a former M.P.D. police-detective and highly decorated member of the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (O.C.D.E.T.F).  

Detective

 


After completing his doctoral studies at NSU, he was awarded a Fulbright Hays Fellowship, an FDD Terrorism Fellowship, and a University of Pittsburgh Diversity Fellowship, where he conducted ethnographic fieldwork across the globe including in locations such as Egypt and Israel, studying the historic impact of direct and structural violence. 

Egypt

 


Over the past decade he has been involved in many social justice oriented activities, including his work as a post-secondary educator within the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) FCI McKean, working with incarcerated students on prison-based education initiatives. He has authored numerous publications on the topics of race, crime, and social justice, including his most recent book, Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility (Lexington - Rowman & Littlefield).   Click the book image or here to access Amazon.com to purchase

Rethinking Prison Reentry

Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility

 


Dr. Gaskew is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, and Founding Director of the nationally recognized Prison Education Program at the University of Pittsburgh (Bradford).

Dr. Tony Gaskew

 

BLOG


Black In Blue

Tony Gaskew Blog Link

WORK


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APPEARANCES & CONFERENCES

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

 

2016

 

TBD

 

PREVIOUS APPEARANCES

2016

 

November 18, 2016
American Society of Criminology
New Orleans, LA



November 3, 2016
National Conference on Prison Higher Education
Nashville, TN

 


June 10, 2016
Roundtable Discussion: Fair Chance Education Pledge

The White House Washington, DC



May 5, 2016
Roundtable Discussion: Criminal Justice Reform

The White House Washington, DC

 

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2015

 

December 20, 2015: 6:00am-8:am

Dr. Gaskew on WHCR 90.3 FM, "Man 2 Man Show"

 


December 3-4, 2015:

Columbia University, Human DHS, lecture

NYC, NY

 


November 21, 2015
American Society of Criminology
Washington, D.C.

 


November 19, 2015
Global Solutions Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

 


November 6, 2015
National Conference on Prison Higher Education
Pittsburgh, PA

 


October 17, 2015
Peace and Justice Studies Association
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

 


May  28th-30th, 2015:

Paper Presentation & Panel | Justice Studies Association (JSA) Annual Conference

Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

 


March 3rd-5th 2015:

Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Orlando, FL

 


February 8th, 2015:
Discussion Panel, “Race Issues in America: Part 11, the Ferguson Police Shooting and Beyond” 
NSU, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 


2014

September 26th-29th 2014: 

Book Signing and lecture, NSU, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Orlando, FL

 


October 8th 2014:

Book Signing, University of Pittsburgh Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA @ Noon

Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Orlando, FL

 


October 9th-11th 2014:

Association of Applied & Clinical Sociology, Pittsburgh, PA

Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Orlando, FL

 


October 10th 2014: 

Discussion Panel "Think Tanks as Mechanisms of Social Justice"  Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA @ 5:00 PM

Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Orlando, FL

 


October 24th 2014: 8:00pm-9:00pm 


Dr. Gaskew on WXIA TV's NightTalk: Get to the Point 

 


November 21st, 2014: 8:00pm-9:00pm


Dr. Gaskew on WXIA TV's NightTalk: Get to the Point 

 


November‎ 28th, 2014

Dr. Gaskew appeared LIVE

on KDKA-TV CBS Pittsburgh


Commentary on the Ferguson Grand Jury decision

 


December 4th-5th 2014:

Columbia University, HumanDHS lecture,

NYC, NY

 


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