Andrew Skotnicki, PHD

Andrew Skotnicki, PHD

Professor

Department : Religious Studies

Email : andrew.skotnicki@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7321

Office : MGL 419

Education

PHD, Graduate Theological Union
BA, Marquette University

Research

Primary research is in the theological and moral implications of Criminal Justice.  General interests are in the areas of Christian Social Ethics and the Sociology of Religion.

Publications & Professional Activities

Books:

  • 2012     The Last Judgment: Christian Ethics in a Legal Culture (Ashgate)
  • 2008     Criminal Justice and the Catholic Church (Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield)
  • 2000     Religion and the Development of the American Penal System (Lanham MD: University Press of America)

Chapters  and entries in edited volumes:

  • 2012    “The Bible” in The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage)

  • 2012    “The History of Religion and Crime” in The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage)

  •  2002     "Evaluating Religious Initiatives in a Correctional Settings:  Do Inmates Speak?"  in T.P. O'Connor and N.J. Palone, eds. Religion, the Community,  and the Rehabilitation of Criminal Offenders (New York:  Haworth Press)

  • 2000    "The True and Only Discourse" in Assessment to Assistance: Programs for Women in Community Corrections (Lanham MD: American Correctional  Association)

Articles:

  • 2012  "The Measure with which We Measure" Christian Reflection
  • 2012  "The Ethics of Prison Labor" Journal of Catholic Social Thought (Volume 9, No. 1)
  • 2009  “By the Secret Ladder: Christian Mysticism and the Liberation of the Imprisoned” Theology Today (Volume 66, No. 1)
  • 2008  “Law, Judgment, and Catholic Social Ethics”  Journal of Catholic Higher Education (Volume 27, No. 1)
  • 2006  "How Is Justice Restored?"  Studies in Christian Ethics (Volume 12, No. 2)
  • 2006  "God's Prisoners: Penal Confirement and the Creation of Purgatory."  Modern Theology (Volume 22, No. 1)
  • 2004  "Foundations Once Destroyed:  The Catholic Church and Criminal Justice." Theological Studies (Volume 65, No. 4)
  • 2004  "The Prison Chaplain and the Mission of the Church" New Theology Review (Volume 17, No. 2)
  • 2003  "Contemplation and Criminal Justice"  Studies in Spirituality (Volume 13)
  • 2002  "The U.S. Catholic Bishops on Crime and Criminal Justice" Josephenum Journal of Theology (Volume 9, No. 1)
  • 2002  "Do Inmates Speak?" Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (Volume 34, Nos. 3-4)
  • 2001  "Inner City Poverty and the Ethic of Accompaniment" Louvain Studies (Volume 26, No. 1)
  • 2001  "Crime, Conscience and Inner City Ethics" Josephenum Journal of Theology (Volume 8, No. 2)
  • 1999  "Continuity and Change in the Pursuit of Criminal Justice" The ICCA Journal on Community Corrections (Volume 9, No. 1)
  • 1998  "The U.S. Catholic Church and Criminal Justice" New Theology Review (Volume 11, No. 1)
  • 1996  "Religion and Rehabilitation" Criminal Justice Ethics (Volume 15, No. 2)
  • 1995  "Religion and Community Corrections" The IARCA Journal (Volume VI, No. 6)

Other Publications:

  • 2012 Book Review of Jocelyn Maclure and Charles Taylor, “Secularism and Freedom of Conscience” Journal of Catholic Higher Education (available online http://cheausa.org/book-reviews)
  • 2009   Book Review of James Samuel Logan, “Good Punishment? Christian Moral Practice and U.S. Imprisonment”  Modern Theology (Volume 25, No. 2)

  • 2008   Book Review of Jonathan Rothchild, Matthew Myer Boulton, and Kevin Jung,eds., “Doing Justice to Mercy: Religion, Law, and Criminal Justice” Theological Studies (Volume 69, No. 4)
  • 2008    Book Review of Terry L. Leap, “Dishonest Dollars:  The Dynamics of White Collar       Crime;  Markets and Morality (Volume II, No.1)
  • 2003    Book Review of T. Richard Snyder "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Punishment"  New Theology Review (Volume 16, No. 1)
  • 2002    Book Review of Charles E. Curran, "Catholic Social Teaching 1891-Present, National Catholic Reporter (Volume 38, no. 13)
  • 2002    Book Review of Mark Lewis Taylor, "The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America", New Theology Review (Volume 15, no. 3)
  • 2002    Book Review of Michael E. Budde and Robert W. Brainlow, eds.  "The Church as Counterculture," New Theology Review (Volume 15, no. 2)
  • 1995    "Another Night in Paradise" Harvest (Volume 28, No. 1)

Courses Taught/Teaching

RELS 110     The Nature and Experience of Religion
RELS 233     Contemporary Christian Ethics
RELS 300     Religion and Criminal Justice
RELS 300     Introduction to Peace Studies
RELS 300     Sociology of Religion
RELS 470     Criminal Justice Ethics