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March 25, 2011

ULM Criminal Justice Department Head coauthors two new textbooks

The head of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe recently coauthored two textbooks for Sage Publications.

Robert Hanser said each book falls within areas of expertise in which he is currently involved, blending both academic and real-world experience.

"In addition, each textbook showcases various agencies and programs throughout the nation as well as those specific to Louisiana," Hanser said.

The first textbook, "Community-Based Corrections: A Text-Reader," addresses issues related to offender community supervision, offender programming, and restorative justice approaches.

The text includes 11 author-written sections that present basic concepts, key terms, and recent data.

Two to three cutting-edge, research-based articles follow each section, making it ideal as a corollary text for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses, according to Hanser.

The second textbook, "Juvenile Justice A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice," (7th Edition), helps students develop a comprehensive understanding of the interrelationships between theory, policy and the practical world of juvenile justice today.

Hanser's expertise in juvenile gang activities, juvenile corrections, police and judicial responses to juvenile delinquency, and multinational juvenile delinquency prevention and treatment were integral to the completion of the text.

Hanser commented that "it was difficult writing two textbooks at the same time but I enjoyed the ability to go back-and-forth between areas of interest. While completing these texts, I also realized how interrelated these topics can be."

Hanser has written/coauthored eight book projects and over seventy-five peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reference work entries during his eight years of experience at ULM.

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