Hanser said of his experience, “I enjoyed the opportunity to work with practitioners in a variety of contexts related to the criminal justice field. There were 39 different nations represented at this conference and I made contacts in at least 12 different nations. These types of contacts become friends over time and some of them were colleagues from my past years of travel and study.”
Hanser, Director of the Institute of Law Enforcement, presented on issues related to corrections in the United States, and more specifically, Louisiana.
Kuanliang exposed issues of corrections in Thailand as compared to those in the United States.
The Governor of Heves County Remand Prison, in Hungary, also served on this roundtable discussion.
Kuanliang shared Hanser’s sentiment of his time in Budapest.
He stated, “The IPES gave me a very unique opportunity to not only connect with my colleagues around the world, but to share new techniques, knowledge and challenges in criminal justice system. I was very delighted to be able to represent ULM in this international stage.”
In his paper, “Using Local Law Enforcement to enhance Immigration Law in the United States: A Legal Analysis,” Hanser discussed the assimilation of local, rather than federal, law enforcement in immigration issues on a local and global scale.
Hanser also explained how his experience transfers to ULM through his teaching.
“Currently, I teach a course called Comparative Criminal Justice which examines criminal justice processes around the world, and these same colleagues also offer opportunities in my classroom, providing contacts for students and even, at times, making themselves available to students in our graduate program."
The internationalPolice Executive Symposium (IPES) works to bridge together practitioners and academics to further cross-cultural and multinational exchanges in research and policy formation.
The organization consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and has members around the world who are active in the business of the organization.
Hanser received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Sam Houston State University along with a Master of Science in Psychology from ULM.
Hanser also received a Doctorate of Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Hanser joined the ULM faculty in 2003.
Kuanliang received a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Psychology from ULM as well as a Doctorate of Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A&M University.
He has been a member of the ULM faculty since 2007.