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Criminal Justice Lecture Series begins September 11 featuring transnational crime talk

ISSUED: 9 September 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University‚Äôs Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice is hosting a Criminal Justice Lecture Series beginning Wednesday, September 11, at 11 a.m. in White Hall room 104, the Jefferson Room, featuring Division Tactical Advisor Mark Bender and a team of officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The event is free and open to the public.

Bender and the officers will discuss the unique leadership roles at ATF working with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies. The team will introduce tactics used to safeguard the public through information sharing, training, research, and use of technology.

ATF is a law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.

For more information, contact Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic, chair, Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice at or 304-876-5241.

Note: The speaker for this event has been changed

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