An exterior view of Dixon Hall and Old Main on the Cal U campus.An exterior view of Dixon Hall and Old Main on the Cal U campus.

Dr. Charles P. Nemeth

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

Biography

Dr. Nemeth has spent the vast majority of his professional life in the study and practice of law and justice. A recognized expert on ethics and the legal system, appellate legal practice and private-sector justice, he also is a prolific writer, having published numerous texts and articles on law and justice throughout his impressive career. He has been an educator for more than 30 years. He holds memberships in the New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania bars. He came to Cal U to direct the University's graduate program in criminal justice. He is a much-sought-after legal consultant for security companies and a recognized scholar on issues involving law and morality.

Courses

  • Law and Ethics
  • Law, Civil Liberties and the Constitution
  • Seminar in Justice Studies
  • Criminal Justice Organization and Management

Selected Publications

  • Introduction to Homeland Security (CRC Press, 2009)
  • Aquinas and Martin Luther King: A Discourse on Civil Disobedience (Carolina Academic Press, 2009)
  • Law and Evidence (Jones and Bartlett, 2009)
  • Aquinas in the Courtroom: Lawyers, Judges and Judicial Conduct (Praeger Press - paperback - 2001)
  • Aquinas on Crime (St. Augustine's Press 2008)
  • Private Security and the Investigative Process, 3rd (CRC Press, 2010)
  • Private Security: A Public Safety model for 21st Century Community  (Prentice Hall, 2007)
  • Learning Legal Research (Prentice Hall 2006)
  • Private Security and the Law 3rd Edition (Elsevier, 2007)
  • The Reality of Real Estate (Prentice Hall, 2008)
  • The Paralegal Resource Manual (McGraw Hill, 2008)
  • Criminal Law: A Critical Approach (Prentice Hall, 2004)
  • The Paralegal Handbook: Practice, Theory and Materials (Prentice Hall Publishers, 1985)
  • Legal Research (Prentice-Hall Publishers, 1986)
  • Directory of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Law and Justice Related Education (Anderson Publishing Co., 1986)
  • Private Security and the Law (Anderson Publishing Co., 1989)
  • Status of Criminal Justice Education: A Review of Faculty, Institutions, Curricula and Program Design (Edwin Mellen Press, 1989)
  • Directory of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Law and Justice Related Education (Anderson Publishing Co., 1990-1991)
  • Litigation, Pleadings and Arbitration (Anderson Publishing Co., 1991)
  • Private Security and the Investigative Process (Anderson Publishing Co., 1992)
  • Legal Research and Writing Exercises for Paralegals (Adams and Ambrose, 1992)
  • Estate Planning and Administration for Paralegal (John Wiley and Sons, 1993)
  • Evidence Handbook for Paralegals (John Wiley and Sons, 1994)
  • The Private Prevention Agency (California University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005)
  • Real Estate Foreclosures: Paralegal Practice and Procedure (John Wiley and Sons, 1995)
  • Pennsylvania Corporate Practice for Paralegals (George T. Bisel Co., 1995)
  • New Jersey Corporate Practice for Paralegals (George T. Bisel Co., 1995)
  • Law and Evidence; A Primer for Undergraduates in Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice (Prentice Hall, 2001)

Research Interests

Ethics for professions, the interplay of law and morality, law and religion, privatization in the justice sector, medieval jurisprudence of Thomas Aquinas.

Service Learning Projects

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Counsel to religious orders

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Professional Studies

Academic Program(s)

  • M.S. Legal Studies
  • B.A. Jurisprudence
  • B.A. Jurisprudence with Concentration in Legal Studies (Online)
  • B.A. Jurisprudence with Concentration in Land Management (Online)
  • Certificate in Land Management (Online)

Quotable

"I am simply blessed with students from diverse backgrounds and unique skill sets - from the inspector general of the Pacific fleet, to the inventor of high-technology products for homeland protection to the service academy graduates who remind us of the sacrifice made by others to allow a free society."

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