08/11/2009

Albert

De Amicis

Albert De Amicis

Adjunct Professor
412-848-2710
apd12@pitt.edu

Education

  • Masters in Public Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 2003
  • B.S. Human Resource Management, 2000
  • A.A.S., General Studies, Community College of Allegheny County, 1997

Bio

My name is Albert Paul De Amicis. Presently, I teach as an Adjunct Faculty for the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International.

I was employed at the Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections for 29 years. I retired there on June 30, 2004. This correctional facility is located at 950 Second Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Prior to my retirement, I was the 7-3 Assistant Shift Commander and held the rank of Captain. During my tenure at the Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections, I was tasked to develop, coordinate and author the Emergency Preparedness Emergency Plan for the new Allegheny Jail. During my tenure there, I held positions as the Correctional Emergency Response Team Leader, Director of Training and. Director of Classification, Intake and Booking.

With regard to my educational background, I have a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management, from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. I began pursuing a second Masters in Public and International Affairs again from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. My Field of Study: Security and Intelligence Studies. My expected completion date is December 2010

Teaching and Research Areas

Criminal Justice, Corrections: Special Prison Management Populations (Restrictive Housing Units (RHU), and Special Needs Units (SNU), and Prison Gangs), Ethical Dilemmas in the Prison System, Suicide inside Correctional Facilities, and Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMGs).

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • De Amicis, A.P. (December 2006). Violence Inside. American Criminal Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon LAE Journal, ISSN No. 1094-8481, pp-28-30
  • De Amicis, A.P. (2005, November/December). An Ethical Dilemma in Corrections: Sexual Misconduct by Male Correctional Officers on Female Prisoners, American Jails, pp-77-82
  • De Amicis, A.P. (2000, September/October). Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections College Program, American Jails, pp-67-68

Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors

  • Professional Development Award, Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections, 2003
  • Meritorious and Professional Development Award, Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections, 1999
  • Variety Club of Pittsburgh Award for Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, 1995

Courses

  • AJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections

Other Faculty and Academic Administration Positions

  • Faculty, University of Phoenix, Robinson Campus, March 2004-present

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260