Dr. Megan Alderden, Director of Research at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s Research & Analysis Unit, will be serving on a panel to discuss prevention techniques aimed at reducing the opportunities for recruitment of vulnerable individuals in the community to ideologically inspired targeted violence at the College of Dupage’s Homeland Security Training Institute’s “Countering Violent Extremism” symposium. Dr. Alderden will share information and insights from ICJIA’s Targeted Violence Prevention Program work in Illinois. Dr. Alderden will be joined by Dr. Jennifer Hesterman (Colonel, USAF, retired) who is an expert on the terror-crime nexus, and Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, CEO of Valens Global, a private company that consults on counterterrorism. The event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. Attendees may participate in person or via a live online webcast.
Multidisciplinary teams are invited to a conference on innovative approaches to serious crime and high levels of gun violence Nov. 4-5, 2015, in Peoria.