Scott Bonn joined the Sociology faculty at Drew in 2007.  He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Miami, his M.S. in Criminal Justice from San Jose State University, and his B.A. in Journalism from Kent State University.  He teaches regular courses in criminology, sociology of deviance and social research methods.  He teaches a freshman seminar on media, culture and crime.  His areas of research interest include moral panic, elite deviance, serial homicide, suicide, bias in the criminal justice system, and the effects of media and political rhetoric on public attitudes and opinion.  He has published on the importance of higher education for police officers, race and drug laws, moral panic, international law and war crime.  He has presented papers at many criminology conferences and published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Policing International, Deviant Behavior, Race and Social Problems, and Critical Criminology.  He is also the author of a critically praised book titled “Mass Deception: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq” from Rutgers University Press (2010). His latest book is titled “Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World’s Most Savage Murderers” from Skyhorse Press (2014). He is currently working on a new book on suicide.