Mary Kent

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Currently I am an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice and National Security Studies at Utah Valley University, Orem Utah. I am also a full time intelligence analyst with the Utah Department of Public Safety working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. I have received intelligence analysis training from multiple agencies to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the United States Secret Service. Before coming to UVU and Utah DPS, I served in the United States Army for 7 years as an Aviation Operations Specialist. My time in service placed me in the Middle East during the 9/11 attacks of 2001. I have also worked as a Victim’s Advocate for a local Utah police agency where I lead the internship program, and provided training and case interviews for the Provo Police Citizen’s Academy, Fox13 News Utah, ABC4 News Utah, the Center for Women and Children in Crisis, and the University of Toledo’s International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference. As a victim's advocate I responded to various crime scenes and assisted crime victim's with addressing immediate physical, mental, and emotional needs. I also assisted law enforcment in obtaining case evidence and testified in court as an expert in my field. I obtained a Master’s Degree in National Security and Terrorism Studies with honors from the American Military University.
I am currently applying to the University of Stirling to obtain my PhD in Criminlogy.

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Open Source Intelligence, social media forensic linguistics, organized crime, intelligence analysis, human trafficking, gangs, and policing.

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