About the Author
Rolando V. del Carmen is distinguished professor of criminal justice at the Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He served as assistant dean and associate professor of a school of law in the Philippines, has held administrative and academic positions in the United States, and has taught at various universities. A prolific writer, Dr. del Carmen has published more than 10 books and numerous articles in several journals on law-related topics in criminal justice. His books include CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW AND PRACTICE, Fourth Edition, CIVIL LIABILITIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL, TEXAS PROBATION LAW AND PRACTICE, AND POTENTIAL LIABILITIES OF PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS. Traveling and lecturing extensively, Dr. del Carmen has served as a consultant to criminal justice agencies in a number of states and was appointed to a six-year term on the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. In 1986, he won the Faculty Excellence in Research Award at Sam Houston State University, the first such award ever given by the university. The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences honored him with the 1990 Academy Fellow Award, and in 1996 he received the Bruce Smith Award, given annually by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, for his contributions to the field of criminal justice education. Dr. del Carmen holds a B.A. and a bachelor of laws degree from the Philippines, a master of comparative law from Southern Methodist University, a master of laws from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctor of science of law from the University of Illinois.
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