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Jay. S. Albanese, Ph.D., Speaks at Mob Museum in Las Vegas >
Jay S. Albanese, Ph.D., professor and criminologist in the Wilder School, spoke at the Mob Museum (The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement) in Las Vegas on Sept. 23. He made a presentation on the contemporary history of organized crime, followed by a panel discussion with two other participants from the FBI and U.S. Treasury Department on "Fighting Organized Crime in the 21st Century: A Courtroom Conversation." The 90-minute program is available via Livestream.
William Pelfrey Interviewed on WTVR-TV >
William V. Pelfrey, Ph.D., chairman of the Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program, offered insight into why train stations and airports have different security measures in a interview on Thurs., Sept. 23, with WTVR-TV. The interview was part of a story about police temporarily closing the Amtrak station in Fredericksburg after finding a suspicious piece of luggage.
Hayley Cleary published in “Psychology, Public Policy and Law” >
Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Criminal Justice, recently had a new article published in “Psychology, Public Policy and Law” about Adolescent Sex Offender Registration Policy: Perspectives on General Deterrence Potential From Criminology and Developmental Psychology, coauthored with Cynthia J. Najdowski and Margaret C. Stevenson.
Wilder School Spotlight: Jim Keck
Since stepping down as deputy of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) in 2008, Jim Keck (MHA, 82’) has become a trusted consultant and mentor to scores of emergency management professionals.
Keck, a veteran who was lured away from retirement by the Wilder School in 2009, has more than three decades of senior administrative experience. Prior to joining VDEM, he served as assistant state director of security and emergency management for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Keck has held numerous posts in health administration including CIO, CFO and chief administrator.