The Center for Law & Human Behavior






About the Series

The Center for Law & Human Behavior (CLHB) at The University of Texas at El Paso under the direction of the Borders, Trade and Immigration Institute (BTI) has begun the 2016-2017 Homeland Security Symposium Series.  The intention of the symposium series is to increase the amount of education and training on DHS related issues and relevant security subject matter provided to homeland security enterprise practitioners and first-responders.  The symposiums are open to individuals affiliated with the Department of Homeland Security as well as local federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. 

All of the symposiums are centered on topics that are requested and pertinent to the CBTIR’s homeland security enterprise stakeholders. The Center for Law & Human Behavior plans to continue its 2016-2017 symposium series with future in-depth conferences on subjects that reflect the needs and requests of its Department of Homeland Security stakeholders.  The aim is to increase the amount of opportunities for workforce development for members of the homeland security enterprise.

Series Topics

Symposium No.1: Research on Investigative Interviewing and Interrogation: How Evidence-Based Practice Can Improve Outcomes
Symposium No.2: Crossing Borders: People, Crime, and Enforcement Flows
Symposium No.3: DNA Barcoding, High-Throughput DNA Sequencing, and Forensic Science: Recent Advances and Future Prospects
Symposium No.4: Gangs, Terrorism and Radicalization
Symposium No.5: The Structure, Behavior, and Influence of Salvadorian Gangs and their Implications for the Rule of Law in the U.S. and El Salvador
Symposium No.6: Game Theory & Adversarial Reasoning: Potential Law Enforcement Applications
Symposium No.7: The Science of Interviewing and Interrogation
Symposium No.8: Migrant Smuggling: Global and Comparative Perspectives
Symposium No.9: Violent Extremism in the U.S. and World-Wide Patterns of Terrorism 

For more information regarding this event please contact Victor M. Manjarrez, Jr. at (915) 747-7812 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Homeland Security Symposium Series is funded through the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology, Office of University Programs under the Border, Trade, and Immigration Institute under grant award number DHS-14-ST-061-COE-00. The views and conclusions contained in this article are those of the authors and should be interpreted as a necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.