JSU News Bureau
JACKSONVILLE -- October 24, 2002 -- When the seminar on Satanic Tourism
starts on Saturday, October 26th at 8 a.m., don't expect to be handed a map
and a compass to help you tour locations of cult activity. And Dr. Gordon
Crews, head of Jacksonville State University's Department of Criminal
Justice, who will be conducting the seminar, likes to remind people that it
is not a "how-to" course either.
The seminar, which is sponsored by JSU chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the
American Criminal Justice Association, is entitled "Chasing Shadows:
Confronting Occult and Satanic Violence in America."
The seminar will offer an overview of the "possible impacts alternative lifestyles, beliefs and
practices can have on human behavior." Instead of providing a road map to
satanistic sites, it will discuss the dangers involved in satanic dabbling.
Crews has researched the connection between Satanism and crime, particularly the link to juvenile crime, for over ten years. It began when he worked in law enforcement as a bloodhound
officer. Since then he has published numerous articles and books, as well
as conducted seminars on the subject.
The seminar is worth one 400-level credit hour. It starts at 8 a.m. on
Saturday, October 26th in Merrill Building. The cost is $35 for LAW
members, $40 for JSU students and $50 for non-students. To register,
contact the Department of Criminal Justice at (256) 782-5335.