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Dr. Robert R. Friedmann                

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Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice

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Director, Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange

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Director, International Law Enforcement Enterprise

ADDRESS:     GILEE, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, P. O. Box 3987, Atlanta, GA 30302-3987

PHONE:         404/413-1035

E-MAIL:         gilee@gsu.edu 

Education

bullet Ph.D., Sociology, 1978. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
bullet M.S.S.W., Master of Science Social Work, 1981. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin.
bullet M.A., Sociology, 1978. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
bullet B.S., Social Sciences & Mathematical Sciences: Sociology & Philosophy, 1974. University of Haifa, Israel

Current Interests

bullet Crime Analysis
bullet Public Safety Executive Development
bullet Homeland Security and Community Policing
bullet Comparative Criminal Justice

Selected Publications (Books)

Friedmann, Robert R. 2008. "Policing and Society." Pp. 1621-1632 in Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, 2nd Edition, Lester R. Kurtz (Ed.). Elsevier, Amsterdam. Click here for information on the Encyclopedia
Friedmann, Robert R. 2005. A Diary of Four Years of Terrorism and Anti-Semitism:2000-2004, Volume One. New York: iUniverse. Click here for information on the book
Friedmann, Robert R. 2005. A Diary of Four Years of Terrorism and Anti-Semitism:2000-2004, Volume Two. New York: iUniverse. Click here for information on the book
Friedmann, Robert R. (Ed.) 1998. Crime and Criminal Justice in Israel: Assessing the Knowledge Base Toward the Twenty-first Century. Albany: SUNY Press. Click here for information on the book
Friedmann, Robert R. 1992. Community Policing: Comparative Perspectives and Prospects. New York: St. Martin's Press (also published in Hemel Hempstead, England: Harvester-Wheatsheaf). Click here for information on the book

Additional Selected Publications (articles, books, chapters in books)

Selected Research Reports

bulletRosenfeld, Richard , Alfred Blumstein, and Robert Friedmann. 2009. 63 City Homicide Rates, March. Research report under NIJ Grant 2002-RG-CX-K005.
bulletCommittee to Re-Assess State Crime Laboratory Needs. 2003. Report: The State of Georgia Crime Laboratory: Indispensable Needs - 2003 and Beyond. Committee member; compiled, edited and wrote the report. Submitted to the Division of Forensic Sciences, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta, Georgia, August 28.
bulletEschholz, Sarah L., Damon D. Camp, Robert R. Friedmann, Kimberly H. Martin, and Christine J. Gonzales. 2001. A National Survey of School Safety Issues. Report No. 9, Statistical Analysis Bureau, Georgia State University, Atlanta, December.
bulletFriedmann, Robert R. 2000. Atlanta HIDTA: A Framework for Evaluation. A report submitted to the Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HITDA), Atlanta, Georgia, December 18.
bulletFriedmann, Robert R. 1999. Analysis of Crime at Georgia State University: 1985-1998. A report submitted to the President, Georgia State University, September 3.
bulletPublic Commission to Assess State Crime Laboratory Needs into the 21st Century. 1998. Report: Needs and Recommendations. Chaired the Commission, compiled, edited and wrote major portions of the report. Submitted to the Division of Forensic Sciences, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta, Georgia, August 31.
bulletFriedmann, Robert R. 1998. COMMUNITY POLICING PRACTICES AND PHILOSOPHY, Organizational Assessment and Readiness: A Seven Agency Report. Submitted to the Georgia Regional Community Policing Institute, Kennesaw, Georgia, May 18. 

Courses Taught

bulletUndergraduate Level:

Human Service Organizations, Research Seminar, Social Planning and Administration, Introduction to Sociology, Social Deviance, Research Methods, Social Statistics, Elements of Criminology, Principles of Social Organization, Organizational Behavior, Social Stratification, Israeli Society, Criminal Behavior and Social Control, Principles of Social Psychology, Juvenile Delinquency, The Juvenile Justice System, Juvenile Corrections, Field Instruction: Internship Seminar, Comparative Criminal Justice in Israel (Studies Abroad Program, conducted on-site in Israel), Issues in Community Policing.

 

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Graduate Level:

Complex Organizations, Social Policy, Organizational Pathology, Computer Use in Social Sciences, Modern Israeli Society, Society in Construction: Israel, Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Organization, Social Psychology, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Statistics for Criminal Justice, Masters Research Project, Criminological Data Analysis, Comparative Criminal Justice in Israel (Studies Abroad Program, conducted in Israel), Issues in Community Policing, Capstone Seminar. 

Service (selected)

bulletUniversity:
bullet Chair, 1989 - 2002. Department of Criminal Justice, College of Health and Human Sciences (formerly at the College of Public and Urban Affairs 1989-1996), Georgia State University.
bullet Chair, 1997 - 2004. Advisory Board for Study Abroad and Exchange Programs, Georgia State University.
bulletMember, 1999 - 2000. Review the Affirmative Action Recruitment and Selection Report for Full-Time Faculty Positions, Ad Hoc Committee, Georgia State University.
bulletChair, 1999 - 2001. Local Arrangements Committee. American Society of Criminology, 53rd Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 2001.
bulletMember, 2000 - 2004. Woodruff Park Committee. Georgia State University and City of Atlanta.
bulletChair, 2001-2002 (Member, 1989-2001). Academic Committee on Criminal Justice, University System Advisory Council, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia.
bulletMember, 2001. University-wide Faculty Awards Committee, Georgia State University.
bulletMember, 2001 - 2002. Academic Programs and Continuing Education (APACE) Undergraduate Council, Georgia State University.
bulletMember, 2003. University-wide Faculty Awards Committee, Georgia State University.
bulletMember, 2007. Faculty Information Management System Committee, Georgia State University.
bulletMember, 2007. Task force to examine criminal background checks to be instituted within University System of Georgia.
 
bulletCommunity:
bulletChair, 1998. Georgia Commission to Assess State Crime Laboratory Needs into the 21st Century.
bullet Vice President, 2000- 2003. Metropolitan Atlanta Crime Commission.
bulletChair. 2002-2006. Advisory Board, and Member, Board of Directors, Georgia Security Council.
bulletMember, 1995 - present. Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police's (GACP).
bullet Executive-on-Loan, 1995-1996. Central Atlanta Progress.
bulletMember, 1996. Atlanta Mayor's 911 Blue Ribbon Commission.
bullet Assisted in planning, preparation, and evaluation, 1990-1997. Security for the 1996 Olympic Games.
bulletMember, 1995 - present. Downtown Improvement District Interagency Law Enforcement Task Force. 
bullet Vice Chair, 1999-2003. Atlanta METROPOL.
bullet Member, 1995 - present. International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
bulletMember, 1995 - present. IACP Community Policing Committee.
bulletAdvisor to law enforcement agencies on community policing and public safety.
bulletChair, 2002-2003. Homeland Security Panel, DeKalb County, Georgia.
bulletMember, 2000 - 2001. Stop Identity Theft Network; an interagency task force at the federal, state, local, business and education level.
bulletMember, 2005 - 2006. Fulton County Courthouse Security Commission.
bulletMember, 2004 - 2005. Electronic Weapons (Tasers) Review Committee, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
bulletMember, 2005. Ad-Hoc Committee on Police Pursuit, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
bulletChair, 2010. Georgia Commission to Assess State Crime Laboratory Needs.
bullet Frequently interviewed by local and national media on matters of crime and public safety. 

Awards (selected)

bulletOutstanding Research Award, 1989. College of Public and Urban Affairs, Georgia State University.
bulletOutstanding Teaching Award, 1991. College of Public and Urban Affairs, Georgia State University.
bulletExcellence in Service Award, 1993. College of Public and Urban Affairs, Georgia State University
bulletPublic Safety Initiative Award, 1996. Awarded by Central Atlanta Progress to Executives-On-Loan who contributed to CAP's Public Safety Initiatives.
bulletRobert R. Friedmann Day in DeKalb County, 1997. The Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Commissioners, DeKalb County.
bulletSpecial Service Award, 1998. The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
bulletService Recognition, 1999. The Metropolitan Atlanta Crime Commission.
bulletFriendship Award, 2000. Consulate General of Israel to the Southeastern United States.
bulletPresident's Award, 2002. National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Georgia Chapter.
bulletInternational Excellence Award, 2002. Georgia State University.
bulletPresident's Award, 2003. Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
bulletInternational Excellence Award, 2004. Georgia State University.
bulletHumanitarian Award, 2005. Georgia Commission on the Holocaust.
bulletCommunity Partner Award, 2006. American-Israel Chamber of Commerce.
bullet Senate Resolution 589: Commending GILEE, April 2007.
bullet House Resolution 617: Recognition of GILEE, April 2007.
bulletExceptional Service Awards, 2008. Georgia State University.
bulletGeorgia Governor's Public Safety Award, 2008.
bulletJ. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship (The Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI), 2009.

 

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