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ULM criminal justice professors present in India; Hanser recognized as U.S. expert

Published April 08, 2014

Drs. Attapol Kuanliang and Robert Hanser, associate professors of the criminal justice program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently attended and presented at the International Police Executive Conference in Trivandrum, India.


Kuanliang presented his paper titled “A Comparison of College Student’s Perceptions of Campus Police and External Police,” which is expected to be published by CRC Press in a future textbook highlighting practices related to policing-by-consent.

In addition, Kuanliang was tasked with chairing a session at the conference, and also served as a primary discussant during other sessions.

Hanser presented his paper titled “Citizen Satisfaction with Police: The Effects of Income Level and Prior Victimization Experiences on Citizen Perceptions of Police,” which is also expected to be published by CRC Press in a textbook highlighting issues related to policing-by-consent and the need for effective police-community relations.


Hanser was also invited by the University of Central Kashmir to extend his visit and provide a presentation on legal liabilities in policing and corrections to the university’s law professors and law students.

In addition, Hanser met with judges and policing and security experts in the region to engage in a roundtable discussion on issues related to liabilities among practitioners, human rights concerns in policing, and correctional operations as well as issues associated with organizational change in agencies.

“I have had a long fascination with this region because of the unique characteristics that it holds, in terms of political, historical, and religious significance,” said Hanser.

“To have the ability to travel there and exchange ideas on policing, border security, and jail and prison operations with scholars and top-ranking officials was a humbling experience.”

According to Hanser, his presentation—“Civil Liability for Police and Prison Personnel in the United States”—was well received by the faculty and students at the University of Central Kashmir.

His discussion at the Kashmir Zonal Police Headquarters resulted in articles by both the Kashmir Times and the Kashmir Reader hailing Hanser as a U.S. Expert on policing.

Hanser said, “The Kashmiri people were warm, hospitable and kind, and I am truly grateful for the wonderful reception that they provided.”