Center for Justice Leadership and Management
George Mason University

Allan Turner

Allan Turner

Allan Turner

Research Professor Emeritus

Emeritus

Corrections, homeland security, security technology, threat, risk and vulnerability assessment

Dr. Turner serves as a Research Professor Emeritus and Associate Director of the Center for Justice Leadership and Management. He is currently working on a multi-year Department of Homeland Security grant to train homeland security professionals to understand and use operationally information gathered in various risk assessment methodologies. Dr. Turner's research presently focuses on the link between homeland security and the criminal justice system organization with special emphasis on leadership in corrections and law enforcement.  Dr Turner completed a two year assignment under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) as a Senior Fellow with the National Preparedness Directorate, Department of Homeland Security where he served as a senior level Program Manager developing and managing a program to field test and analyze the implementation, performance, and impact of security technology in operational settings. Prior to his DHS assignment, Dr. Turner served on assignment as a Visiting Scientist (IPA) in the Office of Science and Technology, National Institute of Justice where he managed national projects in technology research and development focusing on the application of biometrics, tracking and monitoring, surveillance, drug detection, and vulnerability assessment in corrections.

Before joining GMU, Dr. Turner completed a distinguished career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he served in numerous assignments including jail superintendent, associate warden, warden, and senior deputy assistant director. His 21 year Bureau career included over 12 years service as a member of the Federal Government Senior Executive Service.

Current Research

"A Practitioner-Researcher Partnership to Develop and Deliver Operational Value of Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment Training to Meet the Requirements of Emergency Responders" at the Fifth Annual Homeland Defense and Secruity Education Summit, University of Maryland, College Park, MD., March, 2011

"Developing and Delivering Operational Value of Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment Training for Emergency Responders", Government Security and U.S. Law Exposition, Washington, D.C. March, 2011.

"The Challenges of Integrating Corrections into the Intelligence Community", National Intelligence University, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA. September, 2010

"Operational Value of Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessments", Featured Event Speaker, Government Security and U.S. Law Exposition, Washington, D.C. March, 2009.

"More Terrorists in Prisons and Jails: What is the Challenge to Homeland Security and How do We Confront It?" Lecture presented at the Executive Leaders Program, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, August 2008.

Selected Publications

Glantz, Ken and Allan Turner (2009). "Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology", Sheriff, Vol. 61, No.1, Jan 09.

"Operational Value of Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessments", (Featured Event Speaker, Government Security and U.S. Law Exposition, Washington, D.C. March, 2009).Turner, Allan (2008). "A Comprehensive Assessment Methodology Ensures Community Safety and Security", Corrections Today, Vol. 70, No. 5, Oct 08.

"More Terrorists in Prisons and Jails: What is the Challenge to Homeland Security and How do We Confront It?" (Lecture presented at the Executive Leaders Program, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA., August, 2008).

Turner, Allan (2007). "Automated Video Surveillance: Improving CCTV to Detect and Prevent Incidents", Corrections Today, Vol. 69, No. 3, June 07.

Courses Taught

CRIM 490 Homeland Security and Corrections

CRIM 490 Homeland Security and Security Risk Assessment

CRIM 740 Justice Organization and Administration

PUAD 509 Justice Organization and Process