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Policing Dissent: LEJA Faculty Oct. 17 Panel Discussion to Address Political Protest Management

October 5, 2012

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MACOMB, IL - - Faculty in Western Illinois University's Homeland Security Research Program and School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) have organized a panel discussion, "Policing Dissent: The Ethical Management of Political Protests in the United States," for later this month.

The panel discussion is slated for 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Stipes Hall, room 121, and is open free to the public.

Panelists are faculty from WIU's School of LEJA and include: Dean Alexander, associate professor, who will cover the anarchist threat in the U.S.; Todd Lough, associate professor, who will cover the evolution of protest policing and serve as the moderator; Bob Elliot, instructor, who will cover critical incident management; and Thomas Meloni, assistant professor, who will cover ethical perspectives and policing protests.

For more information about the Oct. 17 panel discussion, contact Alexander at Learn more about the School of Law Enforcement Justice Administration at

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