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DPE Tuesday Talk Series: Robert J. Bunker, “MARA SALVATRUCHA (MS-13): A Law Enforcement Primer.”

The Division of Politics & Economics invites the CGU community to attend this week’s Tuesday Lunch Talk featuring Robert J. Bunker, USC. Lunch will be provided.

Dr. Robert J. Bunker is an instructor with the Safe Communities Institute (SCI), University of Southern California (USC), and an adjunct professor, Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), U.S. Army War College. He holds degrees in political science, government, behavioral science, social science, anthropology-geography, and history and has undertaken hundreds of hours of specialized counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics training. U.S. LE, MIL, and GOV support includes counter-terrorism related activities, red teaming, training, directed research, and field exercises. Past positions include Futurist in Residence (FIR), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy and Minerva Chair, U.S. Army War College. Dr. Bunker has hundreds of publications—including over twenty books—many centering on gang and cartel analysis. He has delivered hundreds of presentations within the U.S. and overseas (Russia, India, Israel, Mexico, et.al.) including U.S. Congressional Testimony.

Robert J. Bunker, “MARA SALVATRUCHA (MS-13): A Law Enforcement Primer.”
Robert J. Bunker, “MARA SALVATRUCHA (MS-13): A Law Enforcement Primer.”

Talk title: MARA SALVATRUCHA (MS-13): A Law Enforcement Primer

Talk Description:
This presentation will initially highlight the 3GENGangs model. It will then will provide an overview of the open source intelligence (OSINT) MS-13 law enforcement primer—written by Dr. Robert J. Bunker and Dr. John P. Sullivan—which was published as the feature article in the March-April 2018 National Academy Associates magazine in support of a keynote address provided at the FBI NAA Training Conference in Quebec City in July 2018. This presentation includes MS-13 imagery (research support provided by Marisa Mendoza) and will highlight gang specifics related to the areas of Name Forensics, Motto, Type of Gang, Ethnicity, Colors, Symbols and Key Words, Languages and Hand Signs, Origins, Locations, Size, Organization & Leadership, Ideology and Spirituality, Indoctrination, Role of Women, Dress and Grooming, Tattoos and Graffiti, Social Media and Music, Criminality, Weaponry, Evolving Concerns, Fragmentation, Allies, Enemies, and Law Enforcement Resources.

More information about the DPE Tuesday Talk Series can be found here.