Robert Cadigan

Robert Cadigan
Associate Professor of Applied Social Sciences
PhD, MA, Boston University
BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Cadigan teaches courses in criminology; rehabilitation and reintegration; freedom; business and the social environment; and a seminar on freedom, technology, environment, and society. He is a published expert in technological and social issues regarding emergency medical care, as well as prison education programs. Cadigan has also conducted research and served as a consultant for several public health and intervention organizations. He is the former director of MET’s Prison Education Program.


My name is Bob Cadigan and I am Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences. I teach courses in Terrorism and Analytical methods. My passion actually started way back when I was in graduate school here at Boston University in the Department of Sociology.

When I became involved with the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. We were interested in looking at alternatives to criminal justice treatment for a number of different conditions and situations and to free-up criminal justice resources for other more serious types of offenses.

I worked in setting up the first detoxification centers here in Massachusetts. Providing services to people who were coming out of prisons, both state and federal prisons, and reintegrating into the community. More recently, I have been doing some research on public responses to terrorist incidents. Looking at the ways in which every-day people try to “make sense” out of terrorism. What brought me to teaching, I would have to say initially, was the opportunity to use what I was learning in graduate school and to be able to bring some of the specific experiences I was having in the field back into the classroom.

Scholarly Works


Cadigan, R., and Soreff, S. “EMS and Suicide.” Gannett Healthcare Continuing Education (2011).

Cadigan, R., and Soreff, S. “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Gannett Healthcare Continuing Education (2011).

Cadigan, R., and Soreff, S. EMS Street Strategies: Effective Patient Interaction 2nd Ed. (Delmar Learning, 2003).


“Refocusing Upstream: Analyzing and Measuring Transnational Drug Trafficking.” Criminal Justice Symposium: Connecting Global Crime to Local Impact, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Mass., March 30, 2011.

“The Abstinence Experience: Understanding Social and Psychological Components of Behavioral Change.” Instructional Innovation Conference, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University, Boston, Mass., March 2010.

“Boston University Prison Education Program.” Japanese Legislative Delegation, Boston, Mass., 2010.

call to action
Post a Comment or Question

Leave a Reply

9 + = twelve