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Dr. Charles Nemeth

Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Charles P. Nemeth has spent the vast majority of his professional life in the study and practice of law and justice.  He is a recognized expert on professional ethics and the justice system, private-sector justice and private security systems. Presently he is Chair and Professor of Security, Fire and Emergency Management and Director of the Center of Private Security and Safety at John Jay College in New York City.  He is a prolific writer, having published numerous texts and articles on law and justice throughout his impressive career. His text, Private Security and the Law 4th- (Elsevier, 2012) is considered the foremost treatise on the subject matter. A 5th edition has been published by Taylor/Francis, 2018.  His private security expertise is further buttressed by: Private Security and Investigative Process 4th edition (CRC Press, 2019); Private Security:  Principles and Practice (CRC Press, 2019); Criminal Law 2nd (CRC Press, 2012) and Law and Evidence 2nd (Jones and Bartlett, 2010). In the area of Homeland Security, he has published Introduction to Homeland Security: Practices and Principles 3rd edition (CRC Press, 2010, 2014, 2017). A 4th edition is planned for 2020.

He has also authored a series of philosophical works on Thomas Aquinas including:  Aquinas on Crime (St. Augustine’s Press, 2010); Aquinas in the Courtroom (Praeger/Greenwood Press, 2001); Aquinas and King: A Discourse on Civil Disobedience (Carolina Academic Press, 2011) and Cicero and Aquinas: A Comparative Study of Nature and the Natural Law (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018). Most recently he has completed two manuscripts:  Natural Law and the U.S Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade (Anthem Press, 2020) and Happiness in a Complex World: Rules from Aristotle and Aquinas (Anthem Press, 2020). He has also served as Chief Editor to a peer reviewed journal- The Homeland Security Review since 2005 and currently serves as Chief Editor for the Law, Ethics and Jurisprudence series to be published by Anthem Press. He has been an educator for more than 40 years. He holds memberships in the New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania Bars. Dr. Nemeth was previously a Chair at the State University of New York at Brockport and California University of PA- one of Pennsylvania’s 14 State Universities.  He is a much-sought-after legal consultant for security companies and a recognized scholar on issues involving law, professional ethics and morality and the impact of privatization on public justice models.

Dr. Nemeth resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his spouse, Jean Marie, together for 48 years and blessed with seven children all of whom are accomplished personally and professionally.

Education
  • B.A.: University of Delaware
  • M.S.: Niagara University
  • M.A.: Duquesne University
  • Ph.D.: Duquesne University
  • J.D.: University of Baltimore
  • LL.M.: George Washington University
Publications

BOOKS AND TREATISES

  1. Nemeth, Charles P. Aquinas on Crime. South Bend: St. Augustine’s Press, 2008
  2. Nemeth, Charles P. Cicero and Aquinas: A Comparative Study of Nature and Natural Law. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.
  3. Nemeth, Charles P. Aquinas and King: A Discourse on Civil Disobedience: Carolina Academic Press, 2010.
  4. Nemeth, Charles P. Introduction to Homeland Security, 1st thru 3rd New York: CRC Press, 2010, 2012 and 2017.
  5. Nemeth, Charles P. Private Security and the Law 4th New York: Elsevier 2012.
  6. Nemeth, Charles P. Private Security and the Law 5th New York: CRC Press, 2017.
  7. Nemeth, Charles P. Private Security and the Investigative Process 4th New York: CRC Press, 2019.
  8. Nemeth, Charles P. Criminal Law: A Critical Inquiry 2nd  New York: CRC Press, 2011).
  9. Nemeth, Charles P. The Paralegal Resource Manual 3rd. Chicago: McGraw Hill, 2008.
  10. Nemeth, Charles P. The Reality of Real Estate 1st thru 3rd editions. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2008.
  11. Nemeth, Charles P. Private Security and the Law 3rd. New York: Elsevier, 2007.
  12. Nemeth, Charles P. Learning Legal Research. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2007.
  13. Nemeth, Charles P. Private Security and Public Safety: A Community Based Approach. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2005.
  14. Nemeth, Charles P. Criminal Law: A Critical Approach. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2003.
  15. Nemeth, Charles P. Law and Evidence: A Primer for Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law and Legal Studies. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2001.
  16. Nemeth, Charles P. Aquinas in the Courtroom. Westport: Greenwood and Praeger, 2001.
  17. Nemeth, Charles P. Legal Research and Writing Exercises for Paralegals 2nd. Madison: Adams and Ambrose Publishing, 2001.
  18. Nemeth, Charles P. Private Security and the Investigative Process 2nd. Woburn: Butterworth/Heinemann, 1999.
  19. Nemeth, Charles P. Litigation, Pleadings and Arbitration 2nd. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company, 1997.
  20. Nemeth, Charles P. Private Security and the Law 2nd. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company, 1998.
  21. Nemeth, Charles P. The Paralegal Internship Manual. Atlanta: Pearson Publishing Company, 1998.
  22. Nemeth, Charles P. New Jersey Real Estate Practice. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1998.
  23. Nemeth, Charles P. Directory of Criminal Justice Education 3rd. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1997.
  24. Nemeth, Charles P. Biographical Directory of Law Office Administrators. Newtown Square: Altman Weil Pensa, 1996.
  25. Nemeth, Charles P. Business Forms for Paralegals. Denver: John Wiley and Sons, 1996.
  26. Nemeth, Charles P. Florida Criminal Practice. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1996.
  27. Nemeth, Charles P. New Jersey Family Law. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1996.
  28. Nemeth, Charles P. Pennsylvania Real Estate Agreements of Sale. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1996.
  29. Nemeth, Charles P. Pennsylvania Real Estate Practice. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1996.
  30. Nemeth, Charles P. Workbook Series: Torts and Personal Injury; Real Estate; Bankruptcy; Estates and Trusts; Family Law; Criminal Law and Procedure; Consumer, Contract and Commercial Applications; Incorporation of a Business; Litigation and Pleadings; and Careers in the Law. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company, 1996-1997.
  31. Nemeth, Charles P. The Paralegal Resource Manual: Volumes I-II 2nd. Cincinnati:
    Anderson Publishing Company, 1995.
  32. Nemeth, Charles P. Delaware Corporate Practice. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1995.
  33. Nemeth, Charles P. Pennsylvania Corporate Practice. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1995.
  34. Nemeth, Charles P. New Jersey Corporate Practice. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1995.
  35. Nemeth, Charles P. Florida Corporate Practice. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1995.
  36. Nemeth, Charles P. Real Estate Foreclosures. Denver: John Wiley and Sons, 1995.
  37. Nemeth, Charles P. Evidence Handbook for Paralegals. Denver: John Wiley and Sons, 1994.
  38. Nemeth, Charles P. Estate Planning for Paralegals. Denver: John Wiley and Sons, 1993.
  39. Nemeth, Charles P., Legal Research and Writing Exercises for Paralegals. Madison: Adams and Ambrose Publishing, 1992.
  40. Nemeth, Charles P. Litigation, Pleadings and Arbitration. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company, 1992.
  41. Nemeth, Charles P. Private Security and the Investigative Process. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company, 1992.
  42. Nemeth, Charles P. Directory of Criminal Justice Education 2nd. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company, 1991.
  43. Nemeth, Charles P. The Case of Marcel Lefebvre: A Canonical Inquiry. Kansas City: Angelus Press, 1991.
  44. Nemeth, Charles P. The Paralegal Workbook: Volumes I and II. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company, 1990.
  45. Nemeth, Charles P. The Paralegal Resource Manual 2nd. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company, 1989.
  46. Nemeth, Charles P. Status Report on Criminal Justice Education: A Review of Faculty, Institutions and Program Design. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 1989.
  47. Nemeth, Charles P. Private Security and the Law. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company, 1989.
  48. Nemeth, Charles P. Directory of Criminal Justice Education. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Company, 1986.
  49. Nemeth, Charles P. Legal Research. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1986.
  50. Nemeth, Charles P. The Paralegal Handbook. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1985.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
  1. Manuscript Preparation: Natural Law in the United States Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade, London: Anthem Press. in production.
  2. Manuscript Preparation: Aristotle and Aquinas:  A Recipe for the Happy Life, London: Anthem Press. in production.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Nemeth, Charles P. “Lawyers and Advocates in the Jurisprudence of St. Thomas Aquinas.” John’s University Law Review: The Catholic Lawyer. 40 (2001) 271-293.
  2. Nemeth, Charles P. “Judges and Judicial Conduct in the Jurisprudence of St. Thomas Aquinas.” John’s University Law Review: The Catholic Lawyer 40 (2001) 401-418.
  3. Book Review: Nemeth, Charles P. “Aquinas in the Courtroom.” Caroline Chisolm Library by Bernadette Steele (December 2002).
  4. Nemeth, Charles P. “Book Review: The Case for Legalizing Drugs.” Criminal Justice Review 18 (1993) 97-99.
  5. Nemeth, Charles P. “A Commentary on the Natural Law, Moral Knowledge and Moral Application” John’s University Law Review: The Catholic Lawyer.” (1992).
  6. Nemeth, Charles P. “Constructive Possession of Drugs in Pennsylvania: An Exercise of Legal Fiction or Practical Evidentiary Analysis.” The Journal of Drug Issues 21 (1991) 505-526.
  7. Nemeth, Charles P. “The Findings of the MOVE Commission and the Office of the Philadelphia Medical Examiner: By Whose Standards Was a Judgment Rendered.” The Journal of Crime and Justice XIV (1991)1-27.
  8. Nemeth, Charles P. “Judicially Imposed Quotas and Local 28, A Sheetmetal Workers’ Union: A Search for Equal Opportunity or a “Scorched Earth” Policy of Affirmative Action.” Labor Law Journal (May 1990) 270-285.
  9. Nemeth, Charles P. “The Retired Judges Services Act in the District of Columbia: Can it Withstand Constitutional Challenge.” Judicature 73 (1973).
  10. Nemeth, Charles P. “A Return to Good and Evil- A Contemporary Reaffirmation of First Principles in Crime Causation Analysis.” Social Justice Review (May/June 1989) 79-89.
  11. Book Review: Charles P. Nemeth, Private Security and the Law. Security Journal 1 (1990) 250-251.
  12. Book Review: Charles P. Nemeth, Private Security and the Law. Security Letter XIX (1989) 1.
  13. Nemeth, Charles P. “Paralegals and the Administration of Justice.” Police Journal: An International Journal of Police Science (Winter 1986).
  14. Nemeth, Charles P. “Psychological Injuries: Civil Remedies for Police Officers.” Police Journal: An International Journal of Police Science (May 1983).
  15. Nemeth, Charles P. Nemeth, “Legal Emancipation for the Victim of Rape.” Human Rights 11 (1984) 30-35.
  16. Nemeth, Charles P. “Primer on Violent Crimes Compensation.” The New Jersey Lawyer (Spring 1984) 22-28.
  17. Nemeth, Charles P. “Polygraphs: Erosion of the Privacy Right.” Forensic Science International 21 (1983) 103-115.
  18. Nemeth, Charles P. “How New Jersey Prosecutors View the New Sexual Offense Statutes.” The New Jersey Law Journal 111 (1983)1
  19. Nemeth, Charles P. “Character Evidence in 19th Century New York: Chastity and the Admissibility of Specific Acts.” Rutgers University Law Review: The Women’s Rights Law Reporter 6 (1980).
  20. Nemeth, Charles P. “Jacques Maritain on the Natural Law and its                                         ” St. John’s University Law Review: The Catholic Lawyer 25 (1979) 8
  21. Founding Editor and Editor in Chief of the Homeland Security Review 2004-2012.
  22. Director of the Institute of Law and Public Policy 2002-2012.
  23. Director of the Center for Private Security and Safety 2012-

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS:

  1. Presented paper entitled, Status Offender: The Void for Vagueness Doctrine, to the International Association of Juvenile Officers on June 26, 1978.
  2. Presented paper entitled, Ethics and Consent: Experimentation in a Prison Setting, to the American Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences on March 13, 1979.
  3. Presented paper entitled, Psychological Injuries: Civil Remedies for Police Officers, at the 1980 ACJS Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  4. Presented paper entitled, Force, Consent and Earnest Resistance: The Tragic Trilogy in the Law of Rape, at the 1982 ACJS Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.
  5. Appointed Section Discussant for Round-Table Discussion at the 1982 ACJS Convention on Rape and Rape Law.
  6. Presented article entitled, An Evaluation of New Jersey’s Sexual Offense Statute: Judicial and Prosecutorial Perceptions in Rape Reform; at the 1982 Southern Association of Criminal Justice in Nashville, Tennessee.
  7. Presented article entitled, New Jersey Violent Crimes Compensation Board: A Critical Assessment of the First Decade; at the 1982 Midwestern Association of Criminal Justice Educators’ Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  8. Presented article entitled, Judicial Doubt or Distrust? Court Ordered Psychiatric Examination of Rape Victims at the 1983 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
  9. Presented published article entitled, Polygraphs: Erosion of the Privacy Right, at the 1982 Meeting of the Association of Humanist Sociology in Washington, D.C.
  10. Presented article entitled, Paralegals and the Administration of Justice; presented at the 1985 Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice in Binghamton, New York.
  11. Served as Discussant and Panel Chair on Victims’ Rights at the 1984 Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Convention in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  12. Program Chair for the 1985 Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  13. Appointed editor of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Newsletter, 1985-1986.
  14. Presented paper at 1993 ACJS Convention on The Efficacy of Rehabilitation.
  15. Presented The Death Penalty in the Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas to Ohio Northern Law School,      the St. Thomas More Society in 1994.
  16.   The Nature, Meaning and Purpose of a University, at Franciscan University on September 16, 2004
  17. American Society for Industrial Security-Academic-Practitioner Symposium:  2007- 2016
  18. Presented:  Privatization of Police Services to Bahcesehir University in Istanbul Turkey on March 18, 2014.
  19. Presented:  The Challenge of Cyber warfare to Bahcesehir University in Istanbul Turkey on April 10, 2015.
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