Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Pelfrey researches policing, terrorism prevention, the spatial analysis of crime, police use of force, crime patterns, the psychology of offenders and program evaluation. He teaches courses in homeland security, graduate and undergraduate criminal justice research methods, forensic psychology, white collar crime, police administration and problems in policing. He has written about homeland security curriculum and preparedness at the local level.
In 2012, Pelfrey was named an Academic Fellow in Terrorism Studies by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. and participated in an intensive course in terrorism studies with a focus on how democracies can defeat the worldwide terrorist threat during a program at Tel Aviv University.
Policing; Terrorism; Crime; Homeland Security
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