Dr. Bertus R. Ferreira

Courses Taught at Murray State:

CRJ 140 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 220 - Law Enforcement
CRJ 346 - Criminal Investigation
CRJ 355 - Security in Business and Industry
CRJ 425 - Terrorism
CRJ 447 - Business and Political Crime
CRJ 455 - Police and Community Relations
CRJ 555 - Crime Prevention


B.A. (Criminology and Police Science & minor in Law) - University of South Africa
B.A. (Economics & minors in Psychology and Business Administration) - Wichita State University
M.S. (Business and Industrial Security) - Central Missouri State University
M.S. (Aviation Safety) - Central Missouri State University
M.Phil. (Criminology: Crime Prevention and Policing) - St. John's College, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, England
Ed.D. (Occupational & Adult Education: Human Resource Development) - Oklahoma State University.

Professional Certifications:

CPP: Certified Protection Professional and Board Certified in Security Management, American Society for Industrial Security;
CFE: Certified Fraud Examiner;
CST: Certified Security Trainer;
DABFE: Certified Forensic Examiner & Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners;
FACFE: Life Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners

Clinical/Professional Focus:

Business/industrial security, crime prevention, crime investigation, community policing, economic/occupational/organized crime, law enforcement, risk management, aviation security/safety, terrorism and executive protection, international criminal justice and academic program development

Research Focus:

Terrorism, crime prevention, law enforcement education and training, community policing, security and risk management, and international crime

Professional Experience Prior to Murray State:

Federal police officer, criminal investigator, senior security manager and risk management consultant. Taught at the National Police Academy of South Africa and the Institute for Criminology at the University of South Africa and was a security and criminal justice professor at Northern Michigan University, Wichita State University, Washburn University (Kansas) and East Carolina University.

Professional Organizations:

Life Membership: National Sheriffs' Association, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, The American College of Forensic Examiners, American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Founding Membership: Police Association for College Education, American Police Association, Institute for Crimino
logy, University of South Africa

Annual Membership: International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Police Association (United States Section), National Association of Veteran Police Officers, American Society for Industrial Security, Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Southern Criminal Justice Association, North Carolina Criminal Justice Association

Contact Information:

106 Carr Health Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071

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