Hofstra Univ NY - 1 week Intensive Course: Forensic Linguistics in Counter-Terrorism

ONE-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE: FORENSIC LINGUISTICS IN COUNTER-TERRORISM, INTELLIGENCE, COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, THREAT ASSESSMENT, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

Hofstra University in the New York City Metropolitan Area
March 12-16, 2018

James R. Fitzgerald, MS, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and director of forensic linguistic services for the  Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) will join Program Director Dr. Robert Leonard as co-instructor of this unique course.  Fitzgerald’s groundbreaking work on the Unabomber case led to the FBI’s recognition of the strategic necessity of forensic linguistics, and prompted his real-life persona to be the central character in the recent Discovery Channel scripted series Manhunt: Unabomber which starred Sam Worthington as Jim Fitzgerald, Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski, and Chris Noth as Fitzgerald’s FBI superior. He the author of a three-book memoir series A Journey to the Center of the Mind.

This course reprises an FBI Forensic Linguistics week-long BAU “boot camp” that SSA Jim Fitzgerald conceived, organized, and taught (and recruited Leonard to also teach) at Quantico.
Case studies include JonBenet Ramsey, UNABOM, Anthrax, Washington DC Sniper, Coleman homicides, and the Hummert murder.

Additional information
Hofstra is 40 min. by train to Brooklyn or Manhattan.
https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/cll/linguistics/ma-fore...
For more information, email coordinator June.M.Mullan@hofstra.edu or the office of Robert Leonard at cllral@hofstra.edu