Lucy Hoover

College of Applied Studies (Panama City Campus)

Research Interests

Lucy Ann Hoover’s expertise in criminal law and criminal procedure related courses is drawn from both her practical experience as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as well as her tenure as a full time instructor at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Ms. Hoover’s proficiency in International Security Law is drawn from over 22 years with the FBI which afforded numerous opportunities for leadership positions in international fora, to include: serving in Iraq as a team leader of Special Agents preparing for the prosecution of Saddam Hussein; conducting legal reviews of detainee files for continued detention determinations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; serving as a Staff Advisor to the U.S. military in Kandahar, Afghanistan on rule of law issues; and teaching post blast terrorist crime scene investigation techniques in Kathmandu, Nepal. Supervisory Special Agent at FBI HQ in the Office of General Counsel’s (OGC) Civil Litigation and Employment Law Units, the Personnel Division’s Adjudication Unit and three (3) years in the Legal Instruction Unit at the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia teaching new agent trainees, executive level state and local law enforcement officers and international law enforcement officers. Certified Fraud Examiner. Authored articles on U.S. Constitutional issues in law enforcement publications. Special Agent Bomb Technician instructor of Post Blast Investigation courses. Conducted numerous field investigations on matters ranging from white collar crime to terrorism. Culminating FBI career in a Diplomat capacity as liaison between U.S. and Turkish law enforcement agencies as the Assistant Legal Attaché, Istanbul, Turkey. Established district office for U.S. Congressman Ted S. Yoho (FL-03) and served as Deputy District Director managing three (3) counties. Taught for two years as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida. Taught for two years as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia. Presently a Visiting Professor at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, White Collar Crime, Court Systems and Processes, Women and the Legal System, Crime in America, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and Law Enforcement.

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