ASIS International (ASIS), the world’s premier association for security professionals, has announced that Prof. Dr. Narayanan Srinivasan, Director, ECU-Emirates Education and Research Centre (UAE) and Professor of Security and Risk, Edith Cowan University (Australia), and Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist based in Dubai (UAE) will hold keynote presentations at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2013.
The ASIS 7th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition will take place in Macau, China December 3-5 2013.
The media interest in profiling terrorist cases via security and law enforcement is a glamorous portrayal of forensic science and criminology; yet, much remains to be learned in getting the true picture of the people doing corrupt activities. Some people see terrorist profiling as some sort of mystic phenomena while others may simply see it as fiction.
Dr. Hamden’s keynote address will highlight a new breadth in terrorist profiling and conveys a different sanction to the general knowledge and understanding on global investigation techniques. Psychological profiling is supportive to reconstructing the offenders’ motives and intent by closely examining all behavioral evidence left by perpetrators. Psychological profilers address the human understanding of crime that may have been instigated by economics deprivation, desire to make socio-political changes, financing of organised terrorism, or psychopathology, or any combination of these and other aspects.
Dr. Raymond H. Hamden earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and continued post-graduate studies in Modern Psychoanalysis. With the University of Maryland, Dr. Hamden was a 1986 Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Development and Conflict Management. His research and consulting was in Political Psychology – the psychology of terrorists and hostage situations. He coined the term “The Retributional Terrorist – Type 4."
Consulting in Clinical & Forensic Psychology, Political Psychology, Profiling, Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Homeland Security, he holds Diplomate status and Fellow status in professional organisations by peer review and examination. Currently, Dr. Hamden was in private practice in Dubai, UAE and consults globally from Washington DC.
Prof. Srinivasan will speak on the topic “Professionalising Security: The lessons learned and the way forward”. This presentation will go through the current efforts that have been taken to professionalise the industry including the efforts of professional associations (such as ASIS), trade related organisations and industry driven groups. It will also show how other comparable industries became professional (such as engineering, law and nursing) and drawing on the experiences of the other industries, try to understand what needs to be done further to make security a truly professional rendition. The final part of the presentation will cover the professional programs that are available and analyse if these are working.
Prof. Srinivasan completed his studies at the University of Malaya (Malaysia) and Cambridge University (UK) in areas of Criminology and Public Administration. He also completed programs at Cornell and Harvard Universities in the areas of security management, international security and current trends in security profiling. He is engaged in many research projects in the area of aviation and maritime security in Australia, UK, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and works as a consultant to airlines and governments in these regions. He is credited with professionalising the security industry through education programs globally. Prof. Srinivasan is also part of the UN Expert Group on Civilian Private Security and a member of several professional groups looking at the professionalisation of security including the Australasian Council of Security Professionals.
Around 250 senior security professionals, corporate executives, consultants and government officials are expected to attend 24 high-level, end-users focused, educational sessions divided over two parallel tracks that will cover a wide range of security issues.
The conference will feature:
• Three keynote presentations
• A summit for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International;
• An exhibition featuring the latest in security technology and services, and;
• Unrivalled networking opportunities at the President’s Reception, lunches and networking breaks.