Students, staff and community members are invited to the third in a series of four community forums on critical issues in criminal justice and related disciplines.
“Sex Crimes: Local and Global Implications” takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 4–5:30 p.m. in Room 112 of the Law Enforcement Criminal Justice and Education Center, 9110 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Park.
The forum explores how sex crimes are investigated and prosecuted in Minnesota, as well as how sex offenders are treated and released into the community. The panel discusses sex crimes in the military, the Catholic church, on college campus and in the general community, with a focus on effective prevention.
The event features:
- Mary Clifford, criminal justice professor, St. Cloud State
- Robert Shadley, major general, U.S. Army (retired)
- Brenda Frye, clinical psychologist, Hazelden Foundation
- A victim’s perspective on sex crimes
- An offender’s perspective on sex crimes
Major General Robert Shadley discusses Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, 1996: The U.S. Army’s most extensive sexual abuse scandal on record. Known as GAM, or Game ala Military, an entire network of senior male instructors competed to sexually assault and exploit the young female trainees in their charge.
Professor Clifford discusses prevention education, Dr. Frye talks about her work with offenders, and two anonymous panelists provide perspectives on the impact of sexual crime in their lives.
The community forums are organized by Metropolitan State’s School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and are co-sponsored by the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Hennepin Technical College, Metropolitan State Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Student Club, and the American Democracy Project.