Dr. John Noakes, interim director of the School of Education, has spent his career analyzing the relationship between protestors and police officers, and the social contract between the state and political dissent. As protests continue around the country, the internationally known scholar on the...
Dr. John Noakes will assume the role of Interim Director of the School of Education, effective June 1. Currently chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Dr. Noakes joined the Arcadia community in 2005 and has served with distinction in a wide variety of roles. He...
“People need to know,” said Sister Helen Prejean. “Most people have never thought about the death penalty, because it doesn’t touch their daily lives. Together, we need to change it.”
Sister Helen, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States,...
Arcadia’s Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department welcomed Marissa Bluestine, legal director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, and Eugene Gilyard, who was exonerated after spending nearly two decades in prison, for the third annual Wrongful Convictions Day on Oct. 2.
Dr. John Noakes, associate professor and chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, presented in November at TEDx West Chester on police oversight and the social contract. Dr. Noakes said that the general population subscribes to a social contract– agreeing to give up certain liberties...
John Noakes, an internationally known scholar on the policing of political protests, is chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. In addition to the policing of protests, Professor Noakes has also published research on the origins of the FBI and FBI surveillance of Hollywood in the 1940s. At Arcadia he teaches courses on Social Theory, Social Movements, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, and Wrongful Convictions, among others. His PhD in sociology is from the University of Pennsylvania.
2013 Patrick F. Gillham, Bob Edwards, and John Noakes. 2013. “Strategic Incapacitation and the Policing of Occupy Wall Street in New York City, 2011.” Policing and Society 23(1):82-103.
2008 David Cunningham and John Noakes. “’What if She’s From the FBI?’ The Effect of Covert Forms of Social Control on Social Movements.” In Mathieu Deflem, ed., Surveillance and Governance: Crime Control and Beyond, Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance, Volume 10: 177-200. Amsterdam: Elsevier (March 2008).
2006 John Noakes and Pat Gillham, “Aspects of the New Penology in the Policing of Recent Mass Protests in the US. “ Pp. 97-116 in The Policing of Transnational Protest, Donatella della Porta, Abby Peterson, Herbert Reiter, eds., Ashgate Press.
2005 John Noakes and Hank Johnston, “Frames and Framing: A Road Map,” in Hank Johnston and John Noakes, eds., Frames of Protest: Social Movements and the Framing Perspective, Rowman & Littlefield Press.
2007 Patrick Gillham and John Noakes. “’More than a March in a Circle’: Transgressive Protest and the Limits of Negotiated Management.” Mobilization 12(4) 341-358.
2005 John Noakes, Brian Klocke, and Patrick Gillham, “Whose Streets? Police and Protester Struggles over Space in Washington, DC, September 29-30, 2001.” Policing and Society 15(3):235-254.
2003 John Noakes, “Racializing Subversion: The FBI and the Depiction of Race in Early Cold War Movies.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. 26 (4), July, 728-749.
2002 John Noakes and Karin Gwinn Wilkins, “Shifting Frames of the Palestinian Movement.” Media, Culture, and Society 24: 649-671.
2000 John Noakes, “Official Frames in Social Movement Theory: The FBI, HUAC, and the Communist Threat in Hollywood,” The Sociological Quarterly 41 (4): 639-656. [Reprinted in: Hank Johnston and John Noakes, eds., Frames of Protest, Rowman & Littlefield Press, 2005]
1998 John Noakes, "Bankers and Common Men in Bedford Falls: How the FBI Determined that It's a Wonderful Life was a Subversive Movie," Film History, 10, pp. 311-319.