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Premises Liability
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Primary areas of expertise: Premises Liability, Security Assessment, and Crime Prevention

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* Thirty-five years experience as expert consultant/witness in third party civil liability lawsuits involving criminal injury cases (from across the nation) in numerous environments (e.g., shopping malls, parking lots/garages, bars/night clubs, restaurants, convenience stores, apartments/residences, educational institutions, motels/hotels, parks/playgrounds, and various retail establishments.

Services include: assisting attorneys with initial assessment of liability claims; pretrial discovery; depositions and cross-examination planning; expert testimony in court, and defense/plaintiff case preparation. Additional research services: crime pattern analysis; crime foreseeability; security evaluation (security practices and procedures and environmental design assessment related to crime control); literature reviews of security laws, industry standards, and state-of-the-arts practices.

* Nation-wide reputation.
* Declared expert in forensic criminology/security in state and federal courts.
* Forty years service as professor in the Department of Criminology and Justice at Loyola University New Orleans.
*Author/co-author of numerous books, chapters, articles and other materials in the fields of criminology/criminal justice/security.
*Distinguished service as board member, commissioner, consultant or researcher on dozens of task forces, committees, or studies dealing with security and crime prevention.