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Amber Horning Ruf

Amber Horning-Ruf
Amber Horning-RufAssistant Professor

Education

  • Ph D: Criminal Justice, (2015), CUNY Graduate Center / John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Pimps of Harlem: Talk of labor and the sociology of risk
  • MA: Forensic Psychology, (2008), John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: South African serial homicide: Offender crime scene Interpersonal styles in relation to victims target
  • BA: Sociology and Creative Writing, (1997), Sarah Lawrence College

Publications

  • Horning-Ruf, A., Marcus, A. (2017) "Introduction: In Search of Pimps and Other Varieties.," Third Party Sex Work & Pimps in the Age of Anti-trafficking pp. 1
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Sriken, J. (2017) "Pimps, Bottoms, and the Nexus of Caring and Cash in a Harlem Sex Market.," Third Party Sex Work & Pimps in the Age of Anti-trafficking pp. 71
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Marcus, A. (2017) "Third Party Sex Work and Pimps in the Age of Anti-trafficking.," Springer
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Marcus, A., Sanson, J., Curtis, R., Thompson, E. (2016) "Is sex trafficking profitable? Pimp business models, the commercial sexual exploitation of children and street sex markets in the United States," Sociological Perspectives
  • Marcus, A., Sanson, J., Horning-Ruf, A., Thompson, E., Curtis, R. (2016) "Pimping and profitability: testing the economics of trafficking in street sex markets in Atlantic City, New Jersey.," Sociological Perspectives 1 pp. 46
  • Ruf, A.H. (2016) "Pimps of Harlem: Talk of labor and the sociology of risk.," ProQuest Information & Learning
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Sriken, J. (2016) " Pimps, bottoms and the nexus of caring and cash in a Harlem sex market," Springer Publications
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Paladino, A. (2016) "Walking the Tightrope: Ethical Dilemmas of Doing Fieldwork with Youth in US Sex Markets.," Ethical Concerns in Research on Human Trafficking pp. 205
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Marcus, A., Curtis, R., Sanson, J., Thompson, E. (2015) "Pimping dynamics: Conflict and agency in pimps’ relation with underage trafficking victims," Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Science 653: pp. 225-246
  • Horning-Ruf, A. (2015) "Review of Sex Slaves and Serfs: The Dynamics of Human Trafficking in a Small Florida Town, by Erin C. Heil.," Journal of Human Trafficking 1:1 pp. 104
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Salfati, C.G., Labuschagne, G.N. (2015) "South African Serial Homicide: A Victim-Focused Behavioural Typology.," Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling 1 pp. 44
  • Salfati, C.G., Horning-Ruf, A., Sorochinski, M., Labuschagne, G.N. (2015) "South African Serial Homicide: Consistency in Victim Types and Crime Scene Actions Across Series.," Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling 1 pp. 83
  • Salfati, C.G., Labuschagne, G.N., Horning-Ruf, A., Sorochinski, M., De Wet, J. (2015) "South African serial homicide: Offender and victim demographics and crime scene actions.," Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling 12:1 pp. 18 - 43
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Paladino, A. (2015) " Walking the tightrope: Ethical dilemmas doing fieldwork with youth in US commercial sex markets," Springer Publications
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Marcus, A., C, C. (2014) "Child sex trafficking: Toward an agent centered approach," Open Society Institute
  • Marcus, A., Horning-Ruf, A., Curtis, R., Sanson, J., Thompson, E. (2014) "Conflict and agency among sex workers and pimps: A closer look at domestic minor sex trafficking.," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 653:1 pp. 225 - 246
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Salfati, C., Labuschagne, G., Sorochinski, M. (2014) "Demographics of all solved serial homicides in South Africa 1950-2007," Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Haberfeld, M., Lieberman, C. (2014) "Introduction to policing: The pillar of democracy," Carolina Academic Press
  • Horning-Ruf, A. (2014) "Qualitative interviewing," Wadsworth Cengage Learning
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Salfati, C., Labuschagne, G. (2014) "South African serial homicide: A victim focused behavioral typology," Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Salfati, C., Sorochinski, M., Labuschagne, G. (2014) " South African serial homicide: Consistency in victim and crime scene action focused sub-types across series," Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Thomas, C., Henninger, A.M., Marcus, A. (2014) "Trafficking in Persons Report: A Game of Risk.," International Journal of Comparative Applied Criminal Justice 38:3 pp. 257 - 280
  • Horning-Ruf, A. (2013) "Peeling the onion: domestically trafficked minors and other sex work involved youth.," Dialectical Anthropology 2 pp. 299
  • Marcus, A., Riggs, R., Horning-Ruf, A., Rivera, S., Curtis, R., Thompson, E. (2012) "Erratum to: Is Child to Adult as Victim is to Criminal? Social Policy and Street-Based Sex Work in the USA.," Sexuality Research and Social Policy 2 pp. 167
  • Marcus, A., Riggs, R., Horning-Ruf, A., Rivera, S., Curtis, R., Thompson, E. (2012) "Is Child to Adult as Victim is to Criminal? Social Policy and Street-Based Sex Work in the USA.," Sexuality Research and Social Policy 2 pp. 153
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Schwester, R., Dank, M. (2010) "Defining critical incidents," M.E. Sharpe
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Salfati, C.G., Crawford, K. (2010) "Prior crime specialization and its relationship to homicide crime scene behavior type.," Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary & International Journal 14:4 pp. 377 - 399
  • Osborne, J., Horning-Ruf, A., Salfati, C. (2009) "Influential Factors on Serial Homicide Time Intervals.," Conference Papers – American Society of Criminology pp. 1
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Salfati, C.G. (2008) "South African Serial Homicide: Behavioral Consistency and Victim Types.," Conference Papers – American Society of Criminology pp. 1
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Crawford, K., Salfati, C.G. (2007) "Homicide: Prior Criminal Specialization and Type of Crime Scene Behaviors.," Conference Papers – American Society of Criminology pp. 1
  • Horning-Ruf, A., Crawford, K., Salfati, C.G. (2006) "Single Homicide: Prior Criminal Specialization and Crime Scene Behaviors.," pp. 1

Presentations

  • Unaccompanied minor refugees’ narratives of risk - American Society of Criminology, November 2016 - New Orleans
  • Third parties’ perspectives of the nexus of intimacy and economy in a Harlem sex market - e International, Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work Conference, September 2016 - Toledo Ohio
  • The refugee crisis: compassion, justice and public policy - The Ghandhian Forum for Peace & Justice, April 2016 - William Paterson University. Wayne, N.J
  • Coloring with invisible lines: Ethical and moral quandaries of doing fieldwork with youth who identify as sex workers and pimps - American Society of Criminology, November 2015 - Washington, D.C
  • Pimp” business models: Intersections of cash and caring - American Society of Criminology, November 2015 - Washington, D.C
  • Media portrayals of “villain pimps” and constructions of danger, November 2015 - Washington, D.C
  • Whims, plans and business models: Intersections of cold cash and caring - Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance. Troubling prostitution: Exploring intersections of sex, intimacy and labour, April 2015 - Vienna, Austria
  • Teen pimp/ sex worker dyads: Coercion, cooperation and the political economy of the young - American Society of Criminology, November 2014 - San Francisco
  • Walking the tightrope: Ethical dilemmas doing fieldwork with youth in US commercial sex markets - International, Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work Conference, September 2014 - Toledo, Ohio
  • Ground floor pimps/traffickers in New York City and risky business - John Jay International Conference, June 2014 - Athens, Greece
  • Pimps of Harlem: Talk of doing and quitting an illicit market - Sociologiska institutionen. Lund University, April 2014
  • Swindler pimps and slides: From high school hallways to entrepreneurial dyads in the sex market - American Anthropological Association Conference, November 2013 - Chicago, IL
  • Pimps of Harlem: Youth caught in the sex trafficker net and the role of agency - American Society of Criminology Conference, November 2012 - Chicago, IL
  • Boyfriends, swindlers and slides: Youth, technology, and the changing game - Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, November 2012 - Tampa, FL
  • Pimps’ management styles in an informal economy - John Jay International Conference, June 2012 - New York, NY
  • See spot pimp: Pimping and powerlessness - American Society of Criminology Conference, November 2011 - Washington, D.C
  • Constructed evidence: The thing makes its forum - Forensic Aesthetics Conference, November 2011 - Veralist/New School for Social Research NY
  • Serial homicide in South Africa: Victim types and behavioural classification - John Jay International Conference: Societies in Transition: Balancing Security, Social Justice and Tradition, June 2010 - Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Influential factors on serial homicide: Time intervals - American Society of Criminology Conference, November 2009 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Serial homicide in South Africa: Classification and consistency - European Society of Criminology Conference, September 2009 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • South African serial homicide: Behavioral consistency and victim types - Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences,, March 2009 - Boston, MA
  • South African serial homicide: Crime scene and victim consistency - American Society of Criminology Conference, November 2008 - St Louis, MO
  • Conceptualizing, defining, and operationalizing critical incidents - The Symposium on Critical Incident Analysis, October 2008 - New York, NY
  • Theoretical issues in serial homicide: Multiple and live victims - Annual Meeting of the Homicide Research Working Group, June 2008 - Huntsville, Texas
  • South African serial homicide: An overview of characteristics - Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 2008 - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Homicide: Prior criminal specialization and type of crime scene behaviors - Annual American Society of Criminology Conference, November 2007 - Atlanta, GA
  • Single homicide: Prior criminal specialization and crime scene behaviors - American Society of Criminology Conference, November 2006 - Los Angeles, CA

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • South Africa Homicide Project (2007), Sponsored Research - Forensic Psychology Research Institute (FPRI)
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  • Project Coordinator. Evaluation of Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (SACPA) (2002), Sponsored Research - Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
    Horning-Ruf, A.
  • Research Associate. California Treatment Outcome Project (CalTOP) (2001), Sponsored Research - Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
    Horning-Ruf, A.