About the Contributors

Author:George Kurian

Hans-Jorg Albrecht

Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Germany.

Jennifer Albright

Doctoral student at the Department of Political Science, Programs in Criminal Justice, Washington State University.

Debra Allee

Veteran of the Houston Police Department, presently assigned to the Houston Police Academy.

Arvydas V Augas

Captain and major of the Lithuanian Police which he joined in 1978 and a recently elected chairman of the Siauliai branch of the International Police Association. In 1998 he was appointed a Commissar of the criminal police in Siauliai, Lithuania.

Alan Beckley

Immediate past president of the Society of Police Futurists International. He was a police officer in the United Kingdom for 30 years and is widely published on police training and management. He is the editor of Police Futures.

Lindsey Bowden

Student currently pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Rene Calderon

Veteran of the Houston Police Department and a graduate student at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Hakan Can

Doctoral student at the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He is the author of three books and nine articles on police systems. He joined the Turkish National Police in 1984 and was promoted to the rank of chief superintendent in 2001. He has worked with Interpol, the Turkish National Central Bureau, Central Anti-Smuggling Department, Drugs subdivision and Fiscal Crime subdivision, and with the police forces in Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Kosovo, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Albania.

Josep Canabata

Course instructor at the Cataluna Police Academy and an associate professor of law history with a specialty in comparative law at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. He is a criminal lawyer and a member of the Investigation and the Socio-Juridical Studies Group. His research interests include African Colonial Law and criminal justice aspects of Muslim immigration. He has also served as visiting researcher at a number of universities abroad, including University of Berkeley, California, University of Munster, Germany, and University of Abdemalek es Saadi, Morocco.

Mark Clark

Veteran of the Houston Police Department and the executive director of the Houston Police Officers' Union.

James A Conser

Professor, Criminal Justice Department, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio. He is coauthor with Gregory D. Russell of Law Enforcement in the United States.

Clifford Cook

Deputy police chief with the Fort Worth Police Department, currently assigned to the Operational Support Bureau.

Daniel Donnelly

Research fellow at the Scottish Centre for Police Studies, Bell College, Hamilton, Scotland. He retired from the Strathclyde Police Force as chief superintendent after 25 years of service.

Adam Dulin

International Terrorism editor for Crime and Justice International and a researcher in the Institute for the Study of Violent Groups at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. In addition, he teaches criminal justice courses at the undergraduate level. His research interests include criminal justice systems around the globe.

William Dyson

Supervising Special Agent, FBI (retired).

Erik Sean Estep

Assistant professor in Milner Library at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.

James Farsedakis

Director of the Section on Criminology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens.

Thomas Feltes

Professor of Criminology, Criminal Policy and Police Science at the University of Bochum in Germany. From 1992 to 2002 he was director of the University of Applied Police Science in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. He has published 15 books and over 140 articles on juvenile law, sentencing, alternative sanctions, public prosecution, and policing. He is the editor of the Police Newsletter.

Wendy C Garfinkle-Brown

Graduate student in criminal justice at Midwestern State University at Wichita Falls, Texas.

Melchor C de Guzman

Assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, South Bend. He is a former committee secretary of the Philippine Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, where he was instrumental in drafting the legislation that reorganized the Philippine National Police.

Robert D Hanser

Assistant professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He teaches comparative criminal justice systems, world conflict, terrorism, and organized crime.

Clifford Jandal

Former U.S. Marine and senior officer in the Houston Police Department assigned to DRT, a specialized problem-solving unit.

Charles Johnson

Doctoral student in the Department of Political Science, programs in Criminal Justice, Washington State University.


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