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Robert Hanser
Professor
School of Behavioral & Social Sci
STRS 216
318-342-1443
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Robert D Hanser, PhD
Professor, Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator

Education

Ph D

2016, Marriage & Family Therapy (Non-Clinical)
University of Louisiana at Monroe

MS

2011, Psychology (Psychometrics)
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Ph D

2002, Criminal Justice
Sam Houston State University

MA

1997, Counseling
Sam Houston State University

BS

1995, Criminal Justice-Corrections
Sam Houston State University

Biographical Sketch

Robert Hanser is the Coordinator of the Department of Criminal Justice, and the Director of the Institute of Law Enforcement at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has a background in mental health interventions and serves with the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) of northeast Louisiana and has provided critical incident debriefing and counseling to officers who have encountered high-stress and high-trauma circumstances during their career. He has dual licensure as a professional counselor in Texas and Louisiana, is a certified anger resolution therapist, and has a specialty license in addictions counseling.

Rob currently serves on the Louisiana Reentry Advisory Council, a gubernatorial appointment. He likewise is the board president for Freedmen, Inc., a local non-profit organization that provides reentry assistance for offenders entering society. He is also the Past-President on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) for the State of Louisiana. Rob is also a Certified Title IX Coordinator and a Certified Title IX Investigator with experience at ULM and other universities.

Licensure & Certification

Certified Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Instructor, R.A.D. Systems, Denham Springs, Louisiana. (Present)
Title IX Civil Rights Coordinator/Administrator, Association of Title IX Administrators. (January 17 2014 - Present)
Title IX Civil Rights Investigator, Association of Title IX Administrators. (May 24 2012 - Present)
National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board of Certified Counselors. (March 21 2011 - Present)
Certified Gang Specialist - Gang Counseling, National Gang Research Center. (August 17 2007 - Present)
LPC Supervisor, Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors. (February 15 2018 - June 30 2020)
Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. (January 21 2003 - October 31 2018)
Licensed Professional Counselor, Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. (August 28 2006 - June 28 2018)
Licensed Addiction Counselor, Louisiana Office for Addictive Disorders. (February 14 2006 - December 31 2017)

Research Interests

Dr. Hanser has numerous research interests, including the role of mental health with the police, the courts, and the correctional system. Dr. Hanser has extensive research experience with substance abuse treatment, prison and community based corrections, domestic violence and sexual assault, police-community relations, and legal liabilities for police and correctional agencies. Lastly, Dr. Hanser has written 7 textbooks as sole author or lead author, and has been a co-author of 5 more textbooks and/or anthologies. He has written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles as well as book chapters and reference works. He has conducted extensive research in his areas of interest that has been funded at the federal, state, and local levels.

Recent Publications

Thorne, T., Hanser, R. D. (2018). Key Theories of Justice. Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Hanser, R. D. (2018). National Status/Immigration and Social Justice. Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Hanser, R. D. (2018). Reentry and Reintegration of Adult Special Populations: Community Involvement, Police Partnerships, and Reentry Councils. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Hanser, R. D. (2018). Substance Abuse: Screening, Assessment, Planning, and Treatment. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Hanser, R. (2018). Prison Gangs: Identification, Management, and Renunciation. Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Hanser, R. (2018). Essentials of Community Corrections. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE.
Hanser, R., Scott, M. M. (2008). A Comparison of Juvenile Sex Offenders in the United States and Australia (pp. 101-114). London: International Review of Law & Technology. Publisher: Routledge.
Scott, M. M., Hanser, R. (2008). Criminal Justice and Beyond: An International Perspective (pp. 300). New Delhi: Serials Publications.
Hanser, R., Hanser, P. A., Scott, M. M. (2008). The Comorbidity of Depressed Affective States, Medical Factors, and Mental Health Considerations in Elderly Suicide (pp. 109-131). Chicago, Illinois: Contemporary Issues in Criminology and the Social Sciences.
Yocum, J. O., Hanser, R. (2008). Police Line-of-Duty Deaths from 1955 through 2004 in the State of Nebraska (pp. 1-27). Greenbelt, MD: Police Forum.
Hanser, R., Hanser, P. A., Scott, M. M. (2008). Victim and Offender Correlates in the Commission of Elder Domestic Abuse and Mistreatment. New Delhi: Journal of Criminal Justice and Law Review.
Hanser, R. (2009). Community Corrections 2nd edition. Belmont, California: Sage Publications.
Hanser, R. (2010). Correctional Counseling (pp. 408). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Hanser, R., Branson, T. C., Lanham, B. D., Kuanliang, A. (2010). The Role of NGOs in the Prevention of Human Trafficking: An Emphasis on Victim‐Centered and Restorative Justice Approaches (pp. 38). Contemporary Issues in Criminology and the Social Sciences.
Hanser, R. (2010). Criminal Justice in Action: Essential Readings for the Practitioner. New Delhi, India: Serials Publications.
Gallagher, C. S., Cory, C., Hanser, R., Kuanliang, A., Lanham, B. D., Netterville, A. (2010). Citizen Perceptions of Police: The Impact of Differential Citizen Income Levels and Classification as a Crime Victim (pp. 56). Contemporary Issues in Criminology and the Social Sciences.
Hanser, R., Mire, S., Kuanliang, A., Roh, S., Unter, K. (2011). Readings in International Criminal Justice Issues (pp. 320). New Delhi: Serials Publications.
Hanser, R. (2011). Gang-related cyber and computer crimes: Legal aspects and practical points of consideration in investigations (pp. 47-55). London: International Review of Law & Technology.
Ferrell, R. R., Hanser, R. (2011). The Somalia Phenomenon: Peacemaking Theory, Asymmetric Policy, Restorative Justice, and Paradigm Paralysis when Combating Lawlessness in a Fragmented Nation (pp. 30-45). Peshawar, New Warsak: Pakistan Journal of Criminology.
Ferrell, R. R., Hanser, R. (2011). Proactive Intervention: Strategies for National Security Decisions and Policy Formulation (pp. 20-28). Louisville, Kentucky: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.
Hanser, R., Gomila, M. (2012). Flawed Criminal Justice Policies: The War on Drugs: A Review of U.S. Drug Policy. Carolina Academic Press.
Hanser, R., Gomila, M. (2012). Flawed Criminal Justice Policies: The Enforcement of Immigration Law by Police. Carolina Academic Press.
Hanser, R., Gomila, M. (2012). Flawed Criminal Justice Policies: The Consequences of Three Strikes Laws. Carolina Academic Press.
Hanser, R., Gallagher, C., Carlson, C., Kuanliang, A., Lanham, B. D. (2012). Community Crime Prevention Initiatives, Collective Efficacy, and Criminal Investigations. Sociology Study.
Hanser, R. (2012). Drug Treatment Among Mandated Female Drug Abusers in a Faith-Based Program: Religion/Spirituality as a Predictor of Motivation in Treatment (pp. 441-451). El Monte, California: Psychology Research (David Publishing).
Hanser, R. (2012). Introduction to Corrections. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Moran, N., Hanser, R. (2013). Women in Law Enforcement: The American Experience (pp. 97-104). Peshawar: Pakistan Journal of Criminology.
Hanser, R. (2013). Assessing Gender-Responsive Approaches to Community Policing: A Comparison between the United States and South Korea (pp. 1-9). Peshawar: Pakistan Journal of Criminology.
Atkins, B., Moran, N., Hanser, R. (2013). Human Smuggling and the International Sex Trade: An Evaluation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (pp. 21-37). Chicago, Illinois: Journal of Sociology Studies.
Hanser, R., Gomila, M. (2014). Multiculturalism and the Criminal Justice System (pp. 480). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey:

Research Grants

Hanser, R. (Principal), Saulsberry, P., "ULM VPIP: Violence and Prevention Intervention Program" (Funded), Sponsored By Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $299995.00. (October 15 2009 - Present).
Hanser, R. (Co-Principal), "Freed Men Housing Renovation, Planning and Construction. FP & C Project No. 50-NQE-11-01" (Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana State Capital Outlay State Funding, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $50000. (October 01 2011 - September 30 2014).
Hanser, R. (Supporting), "Project HELP" (Funded), Sponsored By First West Counseling, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $3000. (August 01 2009 - July 31 2012).
Hanser, R. (Principal), "Als Pals Project" (Funded), Sponsored By Children’a Coalition of Northeast Louisiana, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $6000. (August 01 2009 - July 31 2012).
Lanham, B. D. (Supporting), Hanser, R. (Principal), Kuanliang, A. (Supporting), "Children’s Coalition Report, Preschool & Kindergarten Behavior Scales (PKBS-2)" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Children's Coalition, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $. (January 2010 - March 2010).

Awards & Honors

April 2012 LCADV Outstanding Ally Award.

January 2011 Letter of Recognition (2011).

April 2010 Certificate of Appreciation (2010).

March 2010 Dean’s Choice Award (2010).

August 2008 Frederic Milton Thrasher Award (2008).

December 2007 Dedication and Service Award (2007).

May 2007 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (2007).

June 2006 Certificate of Appreciation (2006).

January 2003 Loyalty and Distinguished Service Award.

Courses Taught

CJUS 1001INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 3 course(s)

CJUS 2033FORENSICS, 1 course(s)

CJUS 2050COURTS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 1 course(s)

CJUS 2093CRIMINAL LAW, 3 course(s)

CJUS 2099Overview: Crim Justice System, 10 course(s)

CJUS 3003COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS, 7 course(s)

CJUS 3008SUBSTANCE ABUSE, 6 course(s)

CJUS 3010CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 4 course(s)

CJUS 3015VICTIMOLOGY, 2 course(s)

CJUS 4000CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT, 12 course(s)

CJUS 4005THEORIES CRIME & DELINQUENCY, 2 course(s)

CJUS 4018CONSTITUTIONAL LAW & CRIM JUST, 6 course(s)

CJUS 4029Mgmt Cjus Agencies, 1 course(s)

CJUS 4091DIRECTED STUDY, 14 course(s)

CJUS 4099SR SEMINAR CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 17 course(s)

CJUS 5001Proseminar In Cr/Jus, 1 course(s)

CJUS 5005Adv Theories Crime/Delinquency, 4 course(s)

CJUS 5010Adv Research Meth In Cjus, 1 course(s)

CJUS 5040COUNSELING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 9 course(s)

CJUS 5050POLICE & SOCIETY, 2 course(s)

CJUS 5055SOCIOLOGY OF LAW, 1 course(s)

CJUS 5073SEMINAR IN CRIM JUSTICE ADMIN, 1 course(s)

CJUS 5076MINORITIES CRIME & CRIM JUST, 5 course(s)

CJUS 5085ORG CRIME DRUGS & VICE, 3 course(s)

CJUS 5091DIRECTED RESEARCH, 11 course(s)

CJUS 5093COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 8 course(s)

CJUS 5095PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, 4 course(s)

CJUS 5099THESIS, 9 course(s)

FRYS 1001Freshman Year Seminar, 3 course(s)

PSYC 5015PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, 1 course(s)

SOCL 4005THEORIES CRIME/DELINQUENCY, 1 course(s)

SOCL 4070SOCIAL RESEARCH, 6 course(s)