Irving, Texas (October 20, 2016) — The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is honored to announce professor of criminology and criminal justice Dr. Joe B. Kuhns, Ph.D. as keynote speaker for the inaugural general session, sponsored by Security America RRG, at the 2017 ESA Leadership Summit Feb. 12-15 in Tampa, Fla.
Dr. Kuhns teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in policing, drugs, crime, and research methods at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte. His scholarly research and evaluation projects focus on, among other topics, community policing in small cities and towns, managing the growth of police agencies, the relationship between violent crime and drug use, and force by and against police.
Prior to his position at UNC Charlotte, Dr. Kuhns served as Senior Policy Analyst at the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), where he piloted the creation and development of policies, programs, and evaluations of the COPS office. He is also recognized as a Choice Award winner for his work on Police Use of Force: A Global Perspective; a book about police use of force, firearms, and non-lethal weapons in various countries around the world.
As keynote speaker of the general session on Monday, February 13 at 12:45 p.m., Dr. Kuhns will present "Burglary Victim Adaptations & What Security Businesses Should Know." He will dive into the details of before and after a burglary via a study of several hundred residential burglary victims. The presentation will disclose the results of the survey and insights it brings to light in the behavioral changes of victims and their safety and security practices following victimization.
"Residential burglary victims should know that their chances of being victimized again, following a successful burglary, are frequently high. Therefore, improving their home safety and security, in multiple ways, is highly recommended," explains Dr. Kuhns.
Setting the bar higher than ever, the 2017 ESA Leadership Summit will bring together businesses looking to do more than just survive; businesses that want to thrive. Over 300+ security industry professionals will join in this three-day summit to Link, Learn, and Lead their way to expedited business growth.
The 2017 ESA Leadership Summit will take place at the Hilton Tampa Downtown which features 520 beautifully decorated guest rooms, a rooftop swimming pool and sundeck with a birds-eye view of the city, 30,000 square feet of meeting space, and a recently completed $20 million renovation. Just moments away from the Tampa Convention Center; it is located in the heart of downtown Tampa, only 15 minutes from the Tampa International Airport, just one mile away from the Florida Aquarium, the Tampa Museum of Art, and a lush surrounding of dining and entertainment.
For more information about the 2017 ESA Leadership Summit, go to www.ESA-Summit.com or contact Shannon Murphy at Shannon.Murphy@ESAweb.org or (972) 807-6835. For Leadership Summit sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica DaCosta via email at Jessica.DaCosta@ESAweb.org or at (972) 807-6827 or Allison Avril via email at Allison.Avril@ESAweb.org or (972) 807-6832.
Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at www.ESAweb.org.