is a forensic criminologist currently chair of the Criminal Justice program at City University of Seattle, a nonprofit open-access university. Dr. Sainato spent the first half of his career developing internet technologies and designing websites for Fortune 500s. During 9/11 he worked for a firm in the WTC and afterwards returned to school. He holds graduate degrees in both economic development (Fordham) and criminal justice (John Jay College of Criminal Justice). In 2005, Dr. Sainato began teaching in an urban associates degree program, and in 2009 successfully defended his dissertation on civil rights and police surveillance through technology. That same year he was appointed Director of the Masters Program in Criminal Justice Administration at Loyola University in New Orleans; nights he attended the police academy. After graduation, he worked by day as a college professor and by night as a sheriff’s deputy. Dr. Sainato’s current research is focused on the victimization by robbery of Latin migrants in post-Katrina New Orleans and other policing and social justice matters. He is completing field interviews for a book, Justice in the Eye of the Storm, which takes a critical look at post Katrina New Orleans in the context of communities and the police.

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