A History of Violence
Dr. Wayne Johnson, a retired member of the Chicago Police Department and expert on the Chicago Mob, will present an Author’s Talk on A History of Violence: An Encyclopedia of 1400 Chicago Mob Murders at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 13, with book signing to follow. Cost of the event is free with Museum admission. To make reservations, please call (702) 229-2734 or Click here for tickets.
Johnson ended his 25-year career with the Chicago Police Department as supervisor of the Analytical Unit of the Intelligence Section, Organized Crime Division. He also served as Chief Investigator for the legendary Chicago Crime Commission monitoring the Chicago Mob as well as the first and only Superintendent of Police/Inspector General for Cicero, Ill.
He is a nationally recognized investigative and educational consultant for law enforcement and the security industry and is widely considered to be one of the nation’s leading authorities on Chicago Organized Crime. Johnson has lectured extensively on organized crime, homicide investigations, criminal profiling, violence in the workplace and gang crimes. He has been interviewed as an authority for numerous television specials on organized crime including a Biography Channel program on Mob boss Anthony Accardo.
Johnson has authored and co-authored articles in law enforcement and education, most notably a Chicago Crime Commission groundbreaking report on organized crime. Johnson earned his Doctor of Education degree from Northern Illinois University and Master of Science degree in Criminal-Social Justice from Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill. He serves as an associate professor and program coordinator of law enforcement programs at Harper College in Palatine, Ill