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UC Law Lecture Focuses on Terrorism, Lone Extremists and Self-Radicalization

The Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry at the UC College of Law will host 'Lone Wolf Terrorism and Self-Radicalization' April 13 in Room 118 at the College of Law. The day-long conference examines what triggers a person to move from hateful thoughts to terrorist actions — especially those in our backyard.

Date: 4/2/2018 5:00:00 PM
By: Sherry English
Phone: (513) 556-0060

UC ingot   What triggers a person to move from hateful thoughts to actual violence? This day-long symposium features experts from around the country who have dedicated their professional lives to understanding the terrorists’ minds and behaviors, especially of those we find in our own backyards, and working with the justice system to manage potential threats.

Speakers will discuss the definition of terrorism, its causes and possible responses; how untreated trauma and adolescent misconduct can serve as precursors to violent extremism; the Terrorist Radicalization Assessment tool; challenges with understanding lone extremists; and the intersection of far-right extremism and the rise of mass shootings and other targeted public attacks.

Featured Speakers Include:
Dr. Reid Meloy, Consultant to the Behavioral Analysis Units of the FBI, Quantico, and the originator and developer of the TRAP-18 (Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol);
Mr. Mark Follman, Senior Editor at Mother Jones;
Dr. Scott Bresler, Clinical Director of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine;
Dr. Peter Simi, Director of the Earl Babbie Research Center and Associate Professor of Sociology at Chapman University;
Dr. Christopher Marett, Forensic Psychiatry Program Director, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

CLE/CEU: 6.5 hours available.         Cost: $50
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This event is sponsored by the Glenn M. Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, celebrating 20 years of operation. Founded with a generous gift from Dr. Glenn M. Weaver, an adjunct professor of law and long-time friend of the College, the Weaver Institute is dedicated to helping law students and practicing attorneys learn how psychiatry aids in resolving legal matters and exploring social policy that affects mental health and legal concerns.

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