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Robert Hanser
Professor
School of Behavioral & Social Sci
STRS 216
318-342-1443
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Robert Hanser, PhD
Professor, Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator; Grad. Coordinator

Education

MSW

2021, Social Work
Jackson State University

MS

2020, Administration
University of South Dakota

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 also serves as an agent on the Louisiana Domestic Abuse Fatality Review (LADAFR) Panel and is tasked with aiding in developing state-wide recommendations to prevent future domestic violence homicides. Further, he is also the current president on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) for the State of Louisiana. He has served as president of this board in the past; this is his second term to do so. 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)
Certified Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Trainer, Georgetown University Law Center. (March 10 2022 - 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)
Certified Clinical Supervisor, Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority. (March 20 2019 - December 31 2022)
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

Hanser, R. (2023). Introduction to Corrections (4th Edition) (pp. 696). Belmont, California: SAGE Publications.
Hanser, R. D. (2024). Correctional Treatment & Rehabilitation. West Monroe: SAGE.
Hanser, R. D., Quinn, S. O. Police-Community Relations: Policing Amidst the Black Lives Matter Movement in the United States. Routledge.
Hanser, R. D. The Role of Police in the Offender Reentry Era in the United States (2020). Enhancing Police Service Delivery: Global Perspectives and Contemporary Policy Implications, Springer.
Hanser, R. D. Law Enforcement Challenges Along the Mexican-American Border in a Time of Enhanced Immigration Control (pp. pp. 195-212). Policing and Minority Communities, Springer.
Hanser, R. D. (2020). The impact of a motivational curriculum upon criminal thinking among incarcerated men (pp. 90-107). Laurel, MD: Journal of Correctional Education.
Hanser, R. D. (2020). Brief Introduction to Corrections. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE 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.
Rush, J., Hanser, R. "Gangs As Special Needs Offenders".
Hanser, R. Community-Based Corrections: A Text/Reader (2011) (pp. 450). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Hanser, R., Mire, S. Interview and Interrogation. Taylor & Francis.
Hanser, R. Law Enforcement in the Kingdom of Thailand: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas, Extremist Terrorism and the Government Coup. Taylor & Francis.
Hanser, R. Traditional Ideologies Deter Progress in Contemporary Justice Practices in Nigeria. Taylor & Francis.
Hanser, R., Gomila, M. (2014). Multiculturalism and the Criminal Justice System (pp. 480). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey:
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.
Johnson, M. S., Bonner, M. K., Hanser, R. Doing more with less: The advantage of reserve officers in law enforcement.
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.
Moran, N., Hanser, R. (2013). Women in Law Enforcement: The American Experience (pp. 97-104). Peshawar: Pakistan Journal of Criminology.
Hanser, R. (2012). Introduction to Corrections. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
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., Kuanliang, A., Gallagher, C., Carlson, C. Community Crime Prevention Initiatives, Collective Efficacy, and Criminal Investigations (pp. 14). New York: Sociology Study (David Publishing).
Hanser, R., Kuanliang, A., Gallagher, C., Carlson, C. Community Crime Prevention Initiatives, Collective Efficacy, and Criminal Investigations (pp. 14). New York: Sociology Study (David Publishing).
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., Gomila, M. (2012). Flawed Criminal Justice Policies: The Consequences of Three Strikes Laws. 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 War on Drugs: A Review of U.S. Drug Policy. Carolina Academic Press.
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.
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.
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.
Hanser, R., Gomila, M. The Consequences of Three-Strikes Laws. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.
Hanser, R., Gomila, M. Enforcement of Immigration Law by Police: Issues and Challenges. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.
Gomila, M., Hanser, R. The War on Drugs: Unintended Outcomes. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.
Hanser, R., Mire, S., Kuanliang, A., Roh, S., Unter, K. (2011). Readings in International Criminal Justice Issues (pp. 320). New Delhi: 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. (2010). Criminal Justice in Action: Essential Readings for the Practitioner. New Delhi, India: Serials Publications.
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). Correctional Counseling (pp. 408). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Hanser, R. (2009). Community Corrections 2nd edition. Belmont, California: Sage Publications.
Hanser, R. The Effective Application of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Criminological Perspectives to Conflicts and Geographical Flashpoints around the World (pp. Not yet determined). London: Contemporary Justice Review.
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.
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). 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.
Scott, M. M., Hanser, R. (2008). Criminal Justice and Beyond: An International Perspective (pp. 300). New Delhi: Serials Publications.
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.
Hanser, R., Smith, M. (2007). A Comparative Analysis of Economic Disparity, Crime, and Immigration in Selected European Nations (pp. 291-302). New Delhi: Serials Publications.
Kuanliang, A., Hanser, R. Law Enforcement in the Kingdom of Thailand: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas, Extremist Terrorism and the Government Coup. London: Taylor & Francis.
Hanser, R., Mire, S. M. Traditional Ideologies Deter Progress in Contemporary Justice Practices in Nigeria. London: Taylor & Francis.
Mire, S. M., Hanser, R. (2007). Jail Diversion Programs: Alternatives for Offenders with Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Disorders. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.
Garza, A., Hanser, R., Rush, J., Akpan, J. (2007). “The Need for Improved Diversity and Ethics Training Among the United Nation’s Civilian Police Training Program”. International Journal of Crime, Criminal Justice and Law,.
Hanser, R., Smith, M. F. (2007). A Comparative Analysis of Economic Disparity, Crime, and Immigration in Selected European Nations (pp. 291-302). New Delhi: Indian Development Review.
Hanser, R. (2007). Shame, Guilt, and Addiction: Treatment Issues in Clinical Practice. Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia State University: Criminal Justice Review SAGE Publishers.
Persson, J., Hanser, R. (2007). Comparing Swedish and United States Perceptions of Deterrence Theory (pp. Not yet determined). Chicago Illinois: Contemporary Issues in Criminology and the Social Sciences.
Hanser, R. (2007). The Need for Improved Diversity and Ethics Training Among the United Nation’s Civilian Police Training Program (pp. 83-94). Dehli: International Journal of Crime, Criminal Justice and Law.
Hanser, R. (2007). Organized Crime: From Trafficking to Terrorism (pp. See below). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Steven, C. M., Allen, J. A., Hanser, R. (2007). Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory and Practice (6th ed., 2007). California: Sage.
Hanser, R., Kuanliang, A., Rush, J., Mire, S. M. Liabilities Associated with HIV/AIDS in Jail Settings: Balancing Offender Legal Protections with Concerns for Public Safety. Baton Rouge, LA: Southern University Law Review.
Hanser, R. Restorative Justice Paradigms as Applied to Nonviolent and Violent Special Needs Offenders. Restorative Directions.
Hanser, R. (2007). Psychological Warfare and Terrorism (pp. 3-8). Chicago, Illinois: Professional Issues in Criminal Justice.
Rush, J., Hanser, R. (2006). "The Global Cocaine Trade". The Encyclopedia of Organized Crime.
Rush, J., Hanser, R. (2006). International Initiatives Dealing with the Abuse and Trafficking of Illegal Drugs. Encyclopedia of Organized Crime.
Hanser, R. (2006). Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence (pp. See below). New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Hanser, R. (2006). World Encyclopedia of Policing and Correctional Systems (pp. See Below). New York: World Encyclopedia of Policing and Correctional Systems.
Hanser, R. (2006). Instructor's Manual - Special Needs Offenders in the Community (pp. 114). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Hanser, R. (2006). Professional Practice Models of Criminal Justice Education in Traditional versus Online Environments (pp. 35). Chicago, Illinois: Professional Issues in Criminal Justice.
Jones, K., Hanser, R. (2006). Religious Aspects in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Addiction within the African American Community (pp. 20). Scarborough, ME: NAAAS & Affiliates.
Hanser, R. Media Portrayals of Transnational Organized Crime in Russia, Colombia, and China (pp. 48). Journal of International Law and Criminal Justice.
Hanser, R. (2006). Special Needs Offenders in the Community (pp. 455). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Hanser, R. (2006). Online Educational Service Delivery: Implications for Programs in Developing Nations (pp. 80-96). Lagos: Minder International Publishers.
Hanser, R. (2006). Restorative Justice Applications to Sex Offenders and Domestic Abusers in Canada (pp. 31-36). Office of International Criminal Justice, Chicago, Illinois: Crime and Justice International.
Hanser, R. (2005). Encyclopedia of Criminology (pp. See below). New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Hanser, R. (2005). Religious Aspects in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Addiction within the African American Community (pp. 30). Biddeford, ME: National Association of African American Studies.
Hanser, R. (2005). An Examination of Chinese University Student's Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System in the United States (pp. 21-45). National Police University, Yong-in: Journal of the Asian Association of Police Studies.
Hanser, R. (2004). Labeling Theory as an Etiological Paradigm for Prison Rape (pp. 18). Carolina Academic Press.
Hanser, R. (2004). Sexual Abuse of Men in Prisons (pp. 25). Carolina Academic Press.
Hanser, R. (2004). Sexual Assault Definitions: Stranger Rape, Date Rape, & Spousal Rape (pp. 30). Carolina Academic Press.
Hanser, R. (2004). Treating Sex Offenders: A Guide to Clinical Practice with Adults, Clerics, Children, and Adolescents (2nd ed.) (pp. 395-397). Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Hanser, R. (2004). Drug Treatment Programs in Colombia (pp. 15). McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.
Hanser, R. (2004). Terror for Profit: The IRA-FARC Connection and Emergence of Global Organized Terror (pp. 5). Surrey: INTERSEC: The Journal of International Security.
Hanser, R. (2003). Couples, Intimacy Issues, and Addiction (pp. 7). ACJS: ACJS Today.
Hanser, R. (2002). Inmate Suicide in Prisons: An Analysis of Legal Liability Under Section 1983. New York: Prison Journal SAGE.
Hanser, R. (2002). Prison Security Threat Groups and Domestic Terrorism (pp. 7). Huntsville, Texas: Criminal Justice International.
Hanser, R. (2002). Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and the Japanese Yakuza: An Historical Analysis and Theoretical Application (pp. 29). Centre for Criminology, The University of the West Indies: Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Social Psychology.
Hanser, R. (2001). Domestic Violence in Selected Latin American Countries. Huntsville, Texas: Criminal Justice International.
Hanser, R., Wood, M., Drummer, R. (2021). Personalized reentry on the inside with local programming on the outside: Thoughts from those who have successfully reentered society. (pp. 72-79). Dallas, Texas: Texas Probation.

Awards & Honors

January 2021 Certificate of Appreciation.

October 2020 Trail Blazer Award.

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, 6 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, 8 course(s)

CJUS 3008SUBSTANCE ABUSE, 9 course(s)

CJUS 3010CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 9 course(s)

CJUS 3015VICTIMOLOGY, 3 course(s)

CJUS 4000CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT, 18 course(s)

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

CJUS 4015JUVENILE DELINQUENCY & JUSTICE, 2 course(s)

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

CJUS 4029Mgmt Cjus Agencies, 1 course(s)

CJUS 4091DIRECTED STUDY, 18 course(s)

CJUS 4099SR SEMINAR CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 23 course(s)

CJUS 5000CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM, 4 course(s)

CJUS 5001PROSEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 4 course(s)

CJUS 5005ADV THEO OF CRIME & DELINQ, 15 course(s)

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

CJUS 5014JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, 5 course(s)

CJUS 5040COUNSELING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 15 course(s)

CJUS 5050POLICE & SOCIETY, 7 course(s)

CJUS 5055SOCIOLOGY OF LAW, 9 course(s)

CJUS 5070BORDER SECURITY, 4 course(s)

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

CJUS 5076MINORITIES CRIME & CRIM JUST, 13 course(s)

CJUS 5085ORG CRIME DRUGS & VICE, 7 course(s)

CJUS 5091DIRECTED RESEARCH, 19 course(s)

CJUS 5093COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 12 course(s)

CJUS 5095PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, 4 course(s)

CJUS 5099THESIS, 19 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)

SOCW 4005DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS, 3 course(s)