Prof. Robert Friedmann

Professor Robert R. Friedmann is the Founding Director of the Georgia International

Law Enforcement Exchange and Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at Georgia 

State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.​ He was the Distinguished

Chair of Public Safety Partnerships (2007-2010) and served as Chair (1989-2002)

of the Criminal Justice Department at Georgia State University. Dr. Friedmann

received his B.S. (Sociology and Anthropology, and Philosophy) from the University

of Haifa, Israel (1974); his M.A. and Ph.D. (Sociology) from the University of 

Minnesota (1978); and his M.S.S.W. (Social Work) from the University of

Wisconsin-Madison (1981). 


His interest and published work focus on community policing, terrorism, and crime

analysis. His books include: Community Policing: Comparative Perspectives and

Prospects, (1992), Crime and Criminal Justice in Israel: Assessing the Knowledge

Base toward the Twenty-First Century (1998), A Diary of Four Years of Terrorism and

Anti-Semitism: 2000-2004 (2005; two volumes), and 28 Letters (2012). He also

authored numerous articles and research reports on crime and criminal justice

focusing on policing and public safety. He was the recipient of several federal grants to improve crime data. 


Professor Friedmann chaired the Georgia Commission to Assess State Crime Laboratory Needs into the 21st Century; he is a Member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP), and a Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Co-Chair of its Community Policing Committee. He assisted in security planning and preparation for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and for the G-8 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia. He served as a member of the Fulton County Court House Security Commission and he serves on the advisory board of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Herzliya, Israel, the Research Institute for European and American Studies, Athens, Greece, and is a member of the executive committee of The International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community. 

Founding Director, Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) and Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice, Georgia State University, United States

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