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Bob McNamara

Robert Hartmann McNamara is currently a professor of Criminal Justice at The Citadel. He is the former Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College at The Citadel and the former founding Associate Dean of Evening Undergraduate Studies at The Citadel and founding Director of the 2 + 2 program in Criminal Justice.  He is the author of thirty books, including: Chiropractic Medicine: An Ethnographic Study; Social Problems;Juvenile Delinquency: Bridging Theory to Practice, Problem Children: Special Populations in DelinquencyMulticulturalism in the Criminal Justice SystemHomelessness in America, 3 vols.; The Lost Population: Status Offenders in America; Boundary Dwellers: Homeless Women in Transitional Housing; A New Look at American Society; Perspectives on Social Problems; Understanding Contemporary Social Problems; Crossing the Line: Interracial Couples in the SouthCrime Displacement: The Other Side of PreventionThe Times Square Hustler: Male Prostitution in New York CitySex, Scams and Street Life: The Sociology of New York City’s Times Square; Beating the Odds: Crime, Poverty, and Life in the Inner City; Police and PolicingThe Urban Landscape: Selected; and Social Gerontology. His most recent effort, The Criminalization of Immigration: Truth, Lies, Tragedy and Consequences, will be released by Praeger in February 2020. Dr. McNamara has also served as a Senior Research Fellow for the National Strategy Information Center, the Policy Lab, the Police Executive Research Forum, in Washington, D.C. and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. McNamara has also published numerous articles on a variety of topics and has been a consultant for state, federal and private agencies on topics such as AIDS, drug abuse, urban redevelopment, homelessness, policing, and gangs, and health care. He also worked with the Regional Community Policing Institute at Eastern Kentucky University to study school safety in eight high schools across the state. He also worked with the Mexican government and the National Strategy Information Center to develop an anti-corruption curriculum in their public schools. In 2015, Dr. McNamara was a Fellow at the American Council on Education, as part of the Emerging Leaders program. He was also a Fellow at the Executive Leadership Academy, as part of the American Leadership Institute in Washington, DC. He has extensive leadership training and has worked with a number of institutions in higher education on a variety of issues. Dr. McNamara holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University.

Contact Information:
Office: Mims 306-2
Telephone: 843-953-2072
Fax: 843-953-7085


Ph.D. Sociology (Yale University)
M.Phil. Sociology (Yale University)
M.A. Sociology (Yale University)
M.S. Sociology/Criminal Justice (Southern Connecticut State University)
B.S. Justice and Law Administration (Western Connecticut State University)
A.S. Criminal Justice (Mattatuck Community College)

Vita: Dr. McNamara's Vita

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