Kittitian To Participate In National Consultation on Crime

Dr. Lionel Rawlins Born In St. Kitts - Nevis

Dr. Lionel Rawlins Was Born In St. Kitts – Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
December 12, 2008 (CUOPM)

Kittitian-born criminologist and counter-terroism expert, Dr. Lionel Rawlins, will be participating in Friday’s National Consultation on Crime at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino.

Dr. Rawlins, who is President and Founder of The VonFrederick Group, a Sacramento, California, based counter-terrorism and criminological organization is also the founder of The Crime, Violence and Terrorism Blog.

He will be among representatives of non-governmental and community organisations including the St. Kitts and Nevis Youth Parliamentarians, (SKNYPA), the Rotary Clubs, Lions Club, St. Kitts and Nevis Trades and Labour Union, the St. Kitts Teachers Union, the St. Kitts Nurses Association and the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce as well as leaders of political parties attending the consultation.

The half-hour opening ceremony will feature the invocation by Father Isaiah Phillip and remarks by St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and the Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry.

According to the website of the VonFrederick Group, Rawlins has working experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and the Far East, in the capacity of a counter-terrorist and a criminologist. He has appeared on numerous television interviews and talk-radio, discussing homeland security and terrorism issues, as well as criminal profiling and criminal behavior.

Prior to founding the VonFrederick Group, he has been an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Physics, Chemistry, and History. Rawlins has also lectured at Gakushuin University, in Tokyo, Japan. Rawlins served as a United States Marine. He was a Marine Corps Drill Instructor (DI) at Parris Island, South Carolina, an NCO Academy Instructor in Japan and an Officer Candidates School Instructor at Quantico, Virginia.

Dr. Rawlins also worked as the Executive Director of a (non-profit organization) facility that houses teenage female gang-bangers involved in drugs, prostitution and extremely violent crimes.  He was the administrator of another facility for extremely violent adolescent boys with strong gang affiliations.

Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and Premier of Nevis, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas are to address the brief opening ceremony.

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