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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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NSU to host Violence Knows No Boundaries Conference, May 4

Join us on May 4 for the Violence Knows No Boundaries conference presented by NSU and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO). Each year, the conference tackles tough issues facing industry professionals. Previous topics have included school, domestic, and workplace violence.

This year’s conference will raise awareness about sex crimes and sexual offenders, outline the nature and extent of issues related to sex crimes, and provide training and information. The conference is geared toward public safety and law enforcement personnel, mental health providers, child protection and school based personnel. Attendees may earn up to 6 Continuing Education Units for full participation in the day’s events.

The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on NSU’s main campus in the Knight Auditorium of the Carl DeSantis Building.

Center for Psychological Studies alumnus and Chief Psychologist for the United States Marshals Service Michael Bourke, Ph.D., will serve as the conference facilitator. Topics will include:

•    Overview of the current research on sexual offending including: etiology, course, basic diagnostic issues and defining characteristics.
•    Myths about sexual offending and sex offenders.
•    Behavioral and psychological characteristics of sex offenders.
•    Typologies of sex offenders.
•    Risk assessment with Internet sex offenders.
•    The use of polygraph in sex crimes investigations.
•    Safeguarding, including: psychological self-care for sex crimes investigators, treatment providers, and others involved in sex crimes investigations.

For more information, you may email Stephanie Mandel at stephanie.mandel@gmail.com.