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Richard Mangan

Richard Mangan
Florida Atlantic University
School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Telephone: (561) 297-2878
FAX: (561) 297-2438


On January 3, 1995, after twenty five years as a Special Agent with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Professor Mangan made the decision to retire. His career with DEA had included assignments as a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator in Washington, DC, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as Chief of the Financial Intelligence Section at DEA Headquarters in Washington, DC, as a Group Supervisor in San Francisco, CA, and as the Agent in Charge of the DEA Office in Atlantic City, NJ. During the last three years of his career (1992-1995), hehad the good fortune to be assigned as the DEA Liaison Officer to the Washington National Central Bureau of INTERPOL--the International Criminal Police Organization. This last assignment gave him with the opportunity to attend conferences and meetings all over the world, and to interact with the law enforcement agencies of the 174 member countries of INTERPOL. It also provided a fascinating look at the inner workings of foreign criminal justice systems.

On January 9, 1995, Professor Mangan began teaching as an Adjunct Professor in FAU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Since then, he has become a full time instructor in the department. One of the more enjoyable experiences that he has had here at FAU, has been the opportunity to serve as the faculty advisor to the American Criminal Justice Association and Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honorary society.

Professor Mangan's academic interests include the criminal justice system's response to organized crime, the problems associated with illicit drug control and the growth of transnational crime and international law enforcement.

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