Dr. Hedi Nasheri is a Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies & the Director of Graduate Program in Criminology & Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology at Kent State University. She is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Turku in Finland. Professor Nasheri’s academic research and teaching, as well as her practical experience, has focused for a number of years on issues related to intelligence & national security and transnational crimes as it relates to global security. She has collaborated throughout the years with members of the Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice and members from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Counterterrorism Section on a number of educational & research presentations domestically and internationally for a broad range audience including, the private sector, law enforcement and academia. She has an active participant at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Israel and more recently as an expert participant with the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Through her scholarly work, Dr. Nasheri has established a working relationship with international law enforcement agencies and is a member of an international working group on cybersecurity and the law.
More recently, Dr. Nasheri was appointed as Senior Fellow to the Policy Division of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS). Her work at BENS (https://www.bens.org/) addressed the relationship of theft of sensitive and propriety information and its risk to U.S. national security, with focus on international organized criminal organizations. BENS, a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that supports the U.S. Government by applying best business practice solutions to its most difficult national security problems, conducted its early work on U.S.-Soviet threat reduction initiatives and widespread inefficiencies in support functions in the Department of Defense (DoD). In recent years, BENS broadened its government partnerships to include: The Departments of State, Treasury, Homeland Security, including FEMA and the Secret Service, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the CIA.
Dr. Nasheri has held a number of Fellowships & Visiting Scholar appointments at New York University School of Law's Center for Research in Crime and Justice, Columbia University's National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, University of London's Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. She has written and lectured extensively in the areas of transnational & intellectual property crimes, cyber & technology crimes. Professor Nasheri is the author of five books, including Economic Espionage and Industrial Spying (Cambridge University Press), as well as numerous articles and monographs on intellectual property & technology crimes and transnational crimes. Her research has been cited by the Blue-Ribbon Commission on Jury System Improvement, the Australian Parliament, the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunal, the United Nations' Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the South African Law Commission, and in the United States Code Annotated. Ministry of the. She is a recipient of several international awards and grants for her work on intellectual property & technology crimes, from the United States Department of Justice and State Department of the United States.
RECENT INVITED LECTURES:
Invited by UGhent and US Embassy to Belgium to conduct a panel for the Violent Extremism and Polarization Workshop held in Brussels, Belgium
Invited as an expert to the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Japan, virtual participation.
Invited by the ISRAEL HLS&CYBER, initiated by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute and the Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy and Industry, in cooperation with the National Cyber Directorate at the Prime Minister’s Office, Sibat at the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, virtual participation.
Invited member & participant in The French-American Foundation’s Cyber Security Conference entitled New Cyber Threats & Resilience in Critical Infrastructure, virtual participation.
Criminal justice responses to prevent and counter cybercrime in all its forms, including through the strengthening of cooperation at the national and international levels. The report was prepared for the 27th UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice meeting in Vienna.
Nasheri, H. The Dumb and the Dangerous Road Ahead, in Freedom from Fear Magazine, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation, UNICRI, the United Nations International Crime and Justice Research Institute.
Nasheri, H. & others. Criminal justice responses to prevent and counter cybercrime in all its forms, including through the strengthening of cooperation at the national and international levels. UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
Nasheri, H. The Impact of Intellectual Property Theft on National & Global Security in P. Reichel & R. Randa (eds.), Transnational Crime and Global Security (Vol. 1). Praeger
Nasheri, H, Economic Espionage and Industrial Spying, Cambridge University Press.
Nasheri, H. Criminal Law Volume of Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice,by Wiley-Blackwell.
Nasheri, H. Crime and Justice in the Age of Court TV, New York, LFB Scholarly Publishing.
Nasheri, H., Kratcoski, P. Jr. Internships in the Legal Profession: A Beginners' Roadmap to Success, Erudition Books, Massachusetts.
Nasheri, H. Betrayal of Due Process: A Comparative Assessment of Plea Bargaining in the United States and Canada, University Press of America, New York, Oxford.
Nasheri, H. & Kratcoski, P. Jr. A Guide to a Successful Legal Internship, Anderson Publishing Co., Cincinnati , Ohio.
Nasheri, H. "The Challenge of Economic Espionage", World Politics Review.
Nasheri, H. "Global risks of economic espionage, industrial spying and international trade secrets",in McCusker , R. (ed.), Transnational Crime: A global perspective, The Marketing & Management Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London, (online at http:
Nasheri, H. "The Breadth and Dynamics of Illegal Internet Drug Sales: The Emergence of an Ill-Defined Marketplace and the Case of the United States," Monatsschrift fur Kriminologie and Strafrechtsreform, Vol. 90 Issue 2/3.
Nasheri, H. "Addressing the Global Scope of Intellectual Property Crimes and Policy Initiatives", Trends in Organized Crime, Vol. 8 No. 4.
Nasheri, H. "Addressing Global Scope of Intellectual Property Law" (U.S Department of Justice, Document Number 208384, NCJ 208384
Nasheri, H. "Intellectual Property, Organized Crime and Terrorism", International Journal of Comparative Criminology, Vol. 4, Number 1.
Nasheri, H. "Intellectual Property, Organized Crime and Terrorism", Reprinted in J. Albanese, ed. Transnational Crime (de Sitter).
Nasheri, H."The Intersection of Technology Crimes and Cyberspace in Europe: The Case of Hungary ", Information & Communications Technology Law, Vol. 12, No. 1.
Nasheri, H. & O'Hearn T.J. "The Worldwide Search for Techno-thieves: International Competition v. International Co-operation", in Cyberspace Crime, Reprinted, D.S. Wall, ed. London, Ashgate.
Nasheri, H. "Digital Crime", Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, Vol. 2, Berkshire Publishing Group.
MacOdrum, D, Nasheri, H. & O'Hearn T.J. "Spies in Suits: New Crimes of the Information Age from the United States and Canada Perspectives", Information & Communications Technology Law, Vol. 10, No. 2.
Nasheri, H. "The Rights Revolution: Lawyers, Activists, and Supreme Courts in Comparative Perspective", International Criminal Justice Review, Vol. 10.
Nasheri, H. & O'Hearn T.J. "Hightech Crimes and The American Economic Machine", International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, Vol. 13, No. 2, (November).
Nasheri, H. & O'Hearn, T.J. "Crime and Technology: New Rules for a New World", Reprint, Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 134, No. 6.
Nasheri, H. "Prenuptial Agreements in the United States: A Need For Closer Control?", International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 12.
Nasheri, H. "A Spirit Of Meanness: Courts, Prisons and Prisoners", Cumberland Law Review, 1996-1997, Vol. 27, No 3.
Nasheri, H. & Rudolph, D. "Equal Protection Under the Law: Improving Access to Civil Justice", The American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 20, No 2.
Nasheri, H. "The Exclusionary Rule: Differing Trends in Canada and United States", Criminal Justice Review, Vol. 21, No. 2.
Nasheri, H. & O'Hearn, T.J. "Crime and Technology: New Rules for a New World" Information & Communications Technology Law, Vol. 7, No. 2.
Nasheri, H. "Policing Shanghai 1927-1937", International Criminal Justice Review, Vol. 6.
Nasheri, H. & DeMarco, V. "True Confessions?: A Critique of Arizona v. Fulminante", American Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 21, No. 2.
Nasheri, H. & Rudolph, R.J. "An Active Jury: Should Courts Encourage Jurors to Participate in the Questioning Process", The American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 16, No. 1.
Nasheri, H. & O'Hearn T.J. "The Worldwide Search for Techno-thieves: International Competition v. International Co-operation", International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, Vol. 13, No. 3.