In today’s troubled times, a growing number of law enforcement agencies are encountering cases involving criminal activity, ritual violence and religious symbolism. Many of these cases involve groups and individuals committing acts of abuse and neglect under the guise of religious practices. There is a growth in cases involving deaths resulting from deadly exorcisms and spiritual cleansing rituals. Drug and human traffickers are utilizing rituals and ceremonies of Africa and Latin America for protection from police and furtherance of criminal activities. Beliefs in conspiracy theories are motivating acts of violence including arson, bombings and murder. This five-day course will inform attendees of growing trends, tactics and indicators of religious extremists and ritualistic crimes.
This program’s goal is to provide in-depth knowledge of extremist activities, criminal acts and the promotion of safety when dealing with these groups. The course will prepare attendees to recognize the threat of extremist and religious motivated violence. Attendees will learn to interpret symbols, artifacts and ceremonies appropriated by extremist organizations. Likewise, attendees will gain an understanding into many of the misunderstood but constitutionally protected religions and cultures they may encounter in the field.
Key Topics Include
Constitutionally Protected vs. Criminal: Understanding the Difference
Extremism: Racial, Religious and Conspiratorial
Child Abuse and Cults
Investigations involving Exorcism based Abuse
The Role of Rituals among Human Trafficking Organizations
Narco Cults and Ceremonial Protection of Drug Trafficking
Crime Scenes and Religious Based Evidence
Officer Safety and Potential Threats
Interviewing Members, Victims and Leaders
Doubletree by Hilton Tucson Downtown Convention Center 280 S Church Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85701 520-372-7100
Room Rate: $133 per night | Parking: Self: $16 / Valet: $23
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