Family Affiliated Extremism/Terrorism and Law Enforcement Responses

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Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 04, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Quincy Regional Training Facility
1900 Seminary Road
Quincy, Illinois 62301
Instructor: Dean C. Alexander, J.D., LL.M., Director of the Homeland Security Research Program and Professor of Homeland Security at the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
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Meets IL Mandate(s): Cultural Competency & Procedural Justice

This course will cover some facets of social network analysis and its relevance to families, and extremism/terrorism.  An overview of the phenomenon of extremists/terrorists in families will be shared.  The importance of this type of criminality will be underscored.  This will be followed by numerous and insightful case studies of U.S. and foreign-based, family-linked extremists/terrorists.  By providing these case studies, a better appreciation of this issue will take hold.  For contrast, case studies of family members informing about their extremist/terrorist kin will be shared. 

Additionally, the presentation relates to diverse law enforcement responses that can be undertaken to combat terrorism in general, and family-linked violence in particular. 

“This project is supported by funds from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program, CFDA #97.067.”