Law Enforcement

 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers topics of particular interest and focus for those in the Law Enforcement profession on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge in ways that will be immediately applicable to your law enforcement role by reviewing some of the information below.

 

Upcoming Webinars

12 / 01 / 2021

The Miami-Dade Police Department's Forensic Services Bureau has a robust NIBIN program. It strives to meet or exceed MROS standards on the large amount of firearm and casing evidence it [...]

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Sandra K. Antoniak
12 / 02 / 2021

This presentation is Lecture 3 in a 3-part series focused on the issues related to extreme violence perpetrated by children and adolescents. The third lecture in this series focuses on neurodevelopmentally [...]

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Martin Stark
John T. Schultz
12 / 02 / 2021

America's love affair with the automobile is a connection among many generations of Americans. This is due in large part to the innovation of the automobile and how the automobile [...]

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Andrew Campbell
12 / 07 / 2021

This webinar will focus on the need to better utilize places of worship in the fight to end family violence. Participants will learn of unique research conducted by the presenter [...]

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12 / 08 / 2021

Trusted identities, credentials, and transactions of employees and citizens are more important now than ever. Hybrid work environments are becoming the norm, financial and personal information-based transactions are happening more [...]

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Marli Mayon
12 / 09 / 2021

This training is part two of the Working with LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Violence webinar series. This training provides current best practices for serving LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence. It [...]

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Rich Martin
12 / 09 / 2021

Research shows us, if we want our officers to practice procedural justice in their interactions with citizens on the street, they must see it being practiced by their leaders inside [...]

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01 / 18 / 2022

We all have a calling. People just don’t stumble into these jobs. There is a reason why we are all here and those reasons are spectacular. We do good [...]

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01 / 19 / 2022

Ghost guns are unserialized, untraceable firearms assembled by lay people at their own homes. Their prevalence has grown considerably over the past few years, attracting concerns about their legality and [...]

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01 / 20 / 2022

In this webinar, Marc Hildebrand will teach you the success formula that has helped him not only lose 100 pounds and get into the best shape of his life, but improve [...]

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01 / 25 / 2022

Trust is everything -- so, if and when you decide to seek mental health support, where do you turn and how do you find a resource you can trust? If [...]

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Dion McArthur
01 / 27 / 2022

Learn about Nova, the Nlets Secure Cloud Platform, and how it can be leveraged by your agency or organization for standalone services as well as connected services that utilize the [...]

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02 / 01 / 2022

Meditation and mindfulness have made their way into the mainstream as research continues to prove the evidence-based benefits of these powerful personal practices. Kim Colegrove has spent the last decade [...]

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Thomas Dworak
02 / 03 / 2022

Decisions, decisions, decisions.  We make hundreds if not thousands of them every day.  And most of our decisions are made subconsciously, quickly and emotionally.  As a matter of fact, emotion [...]

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02 / 03 / 2022

This presentation will cover techniques and best practices when conducting open-source research in the open web. Topics discussed include optimizing your computer and internet browser for Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), creating [...]

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02 / 10 / 2022

New state and federal laws are poised to completely reshape the crisis response landscape. Is your department ready? Join us to learn how law enforcement responsibilities and expectations are shifting, [...]

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Rhea DuMont
02 / 10 / 2022

Navigating the justice process is a complex and confusing process, and victims and survivors often have limited system support when the person who caused them harm is placed onto community [...]

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02 / 15 / 2022

Human beings are hard-wired towards negativity, which has been useful in protecting us from threats to our safety.  The problem is that in our modern culture, we don’t encounter [...]

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02 / 16 / 2022

Policing faces a turning point. An intentional effort must be made to continue policing’s evolution. To help drive the next generation of policing that both reduces crime and builds [...]

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02 / 17 / 2022

In serial crimes such as sexual homicide and rape, the examination of whether offenders are consistent in their behavior over their series, or whether they change, escalate or whether they [...]

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02 / 22 / 2022

During this webinar, we will help investigators know how to determine if the target of their drug investigations is a dealer or dealer/user. This helps investigators determine how much [...]

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02 / 22 / 2022

Getting sufficient good quality sleep is critical for long-term health and wellness, as well as immediate safety and performance. Shift work and the stress inherent in first response professions can [...]

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02 / 24 / 2022

The COVID-19 crisis has drawn into sharp focus the many difficulties that renters face, including those who have pets. Unprecedented housing hardships are being felt throughout the country and not [...]

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02 / 24 / 2022

What is real, and how can you properly assess its authenticity, when you see threats on social media? Learn how to determine low, medium, and high-level threats on social media, [...]

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03 / 01 / 2022

Based on the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, "Performance Driven Thinking", this two-part presentation will provide a pathway to enhance personal and professional performance for first responders. The presentations will [...]

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03 / 02 / 2022

Join us as we learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Nlets Service Center. The Nlets Service Center is responsible for ensuring that the critical operations of Nlets are [...]

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03 / 03 / 2022

Understanding the legitimate public concerns about surveillance and privacy, agencies must take steps to ensure their UAS program is not grounded before ever taking flight. During this webinar, we will [...]

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03 / 10 / 2022

We all have heard the term Domestic Violence – but what does this really mean? This presentation will provide the participant with an overview of what domestic violence is; specifically discussing [...]

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03 / 15 / 2022

Diversity of all types makes our organizations better. Yet in a lot of the helping professions, women are underrepresented. We will identify some of the underlying causes that will help [...]

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03 / 15 / 2022

Based on the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, "Performance Driven Thinking", this two-part presentation will provide a pathway to enhance personal and professional performance for first responders. The presentations will [...]

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03 / 16 / 2022

Situational awareness is a topic that has gained much attention over the last few years. When it comes to officer safety it is common to hear phrases like “keep your [...]

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03 / 29 / 2022

Offender Profiling, or behavioral crime scene analysis, is an investigative tool that aims to assist law enforcement by helping to narrow down the suspect pool by prioritizing the most likely [...]

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03 / 30 / 2022

When a child or adolescent sexually acts out it can be a scary experience for not just a parent, but also for the provider working with the family.  This talk [...]

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03 / 31 / 2022

We live in a world where crime is increasing and borders between countries are growing progressively porous to criminal activity. Is there anything we can do about it? Yes! According [...]

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04 / 05 / 2022

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a foundation of leadership principles, theory, and practicality while exploring the twelve behaviors that often prevent female professionals from achieving their career [...]

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04 / 07 / 2022

The World Health Organization ranks chronic diseases as the greatest threat to human health. In 2014, the Rand Corporation reported 60% of Americans had at least one chronic condition and 42% had more [...]

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04 / 12 / 2022

This webinar will provide an overview of the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  Participants will learn both about the diagnostic criteria of ASD and also explore behavioral characteristics of [...]

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04 / 14 / 2022

The one question most often asked after someone dies by suicide is, “Why?” This webinar will help explain the factors that lead to thoughts of suicide, and to the reasons [...]

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04 / 14 / 2022

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a foundation of leadership principles, theory, and practicality while exploring the twelve behaviors that often prevent female professionals from achieving their career [...]

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04 / 19 / 2022

Attracting and hiring the right candidates is an uphill battle in today’s job market, especially in emergency communications where small candidate pools were already the norms. In order to [...]

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04 / 21 / 2022

This presentation will highlight advanced tools and techniques to conduct advance social media research and analysis across different social media platforms. Participants will learn digital forensics and data extraction techniques [...]

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04 / 26 / 2022

This session is an introduction to Ransomware for law enforcement and will describe the ransomware ecosystem and current trends. With ransomware becoming a larger problem and affecting all levels of [...]

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04 / 26 / 2022

This session will establish the core foundation of how spiritual wellness can provide a catalyst for improving agency culture and climate. The session will help define the process of taking [...]

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04 / 27 / 2022

To create a culture of accountability, it is essential that Police Executives: Emphasize and expect supervisor engagement, Provide supervisors with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize conduct, behaviors, and [...]

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04 / 28 / 2022

As Law Enforcement, it is hard for us to understand and grasp the legalization of previous illegal controlled substances. We can make it past the stigma of “this is the [...]

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Lois James, PhD
Renée J. Mitchell, J.D., Ph.D.
04 / 28 / 2022

This webinar will describe a National Institute of Justice funded study to evaluate the effectiveness of two different modalities of implicit bias training at promoting fairness in police decision making [...]

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05 / 10 / 2022

Campus police and security serve and protect thousands of college and university students across the country. They enforce campus rules, investigate crimes, and ultimately keep students safe and accountable. While [...]

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05 / 12 / 2022

2020 was the year of joint responses, first to the pandemic, and then to various natural disasters that required communication across multiple channels. How does this work best between law enforcement [...]

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05 / 17 / 2022

  Dr. Renee J Mitchell, the author of Twenty-one Mental Models That Can Change Policing, reviews the main mental models that can lead to unique solutions and better problem-solving. This [...]

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05 / 19 / 2022

The effective use of technologies can effectively offset low staffing and improve overall capabilities of law enforcement agencies.  The Chula Vista (CA) Police Department has been nationally recognized for their [...]

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05 / 24 / 2022

Advances in forensic technology confirm that traditional interviewing and interrogation techniques that rely on overly coercive tactics and clever psychological tricks can generate false confessions, alienate juries, or lead to [...]

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06 / 09 / 2022

The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) of 2017 was signed into law in January 2018, acknowledging the need to support agencies in their efforts to provide employees the mental, [...]

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06 / 14 / 2022

Training is a critically important, expensive, and time-intensive effort for any law enforcement agency. Ongoing personnel shortages add to the need for training to be effective, connected to desired changes [...]

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06 / 15 / 2022

This talk will discuss concepts and tools for addressing secondary trauma and burnout with an emphasis on the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.  A strong emphasis will be placed on [...]

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06 / 16 / 2022

Can police be trained to treat people in fair and respectful ways, and if so, will this influence evaluations of the police, and crime? To answer these questions, we randomly [...]

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06 / 21 / 2022

This presentation will cover Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) de-confliction, documentation, collection, and reporting formats. The presentation will be focused on the ethical and policy considerations when conducting OSINT investigations.   &[...]

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06 / 21 / 2022

Leadership is often thought to be something we acquire with a title, but we really can lead from wherever we are. Being a great leader doesn’t depend on a [...]

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06 / 23 / 2022

Today’s public information officer (PIO) has to juggle providing timely, accurate information to the public while protecting the integrity of sensitive investigative information in the face of crisis.  The [...]

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07 / 12 / 2022

From natural disasters to criminal incidents, public safety situations often involve multiple agencies. Silo statements shared during a crisis can result in mixed messaging. In this presentation, Police PIO Kate [...]

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07 / 14 / 2022

This webinar will provide a detailed breakdown of several cases of the integration of social skills instruction into daily interactions of justice professionals with their clients and colleagues.  After a [...]

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07 / 19 / 2022

Ancient warrior cultures have utilized specific mindfulness practices to obtain superior tactical resilience. These techniques, adopted and applied to modern policing, will enhance peak field performance during critical incidents. These [...]

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07 / 21 / 2022

When momentum is on our side, things just seem easier.  When we have no momentum on our side, even something small can throw us off track.  Like a freight train [...]

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07 / 26 / 2022

Our organizations need great leaders for so many reasons. We all understand the concept of formal leaders, those who have titles and who supervise others. But we also need leaders [...]

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07 / 28 / 2022

Preparation for a forensic interview is important in conducting the best interview possible.  Gathering information from patrol officers, child protection caseworkers, and caretakers about the child and the allegation is [...]

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08 / 25 / 2022

Using a research-based forensic interview protocol is important for gathering as much accurate information as possible from children about crimes they have experienced or witnessed.  This webinar will provide an [...]

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09 / 01 / 2022

Mentors, probation officers, advocates, and others who work closely with justice-involved youth know how challenging it can be to help young people navigate the system and find positive life paths. [...]

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09 / 08 / 2022

Being a leader is rewarding. It comes with a lot of responsibilities, struggles and work, But, if done well, it can lead to a purposeful career and life. Women often [...]

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09 / 13 / 2022

Modern policing places a heavy demand on your body, mind, and spirit. The key to being able to sustain peak field performance physically lies in enhancing the often overlooked Vagal [...]

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09 / 22 / 2022

Hear from a panel of public information officers talk about their experiences, tips and tricks, and how they keep themselves sane when everything seems to be going sideways.     [...]

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10 / 04 / 2022

International bots, troll farms, shepherds: they have been active on social media for more than a decade, but in recent divisive years, they’ve really come to the forefront for [...]

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10 / 20 / 2022

The assessment center and oral panel interview in examination processes can be daunting. Collectively, both are used to assess an employee’s skills, knowledge, and ability to be suitable and [...]

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11 / 03 / 2022

Listen to a panel of women from a variety of professions discuss the opportunities and hurdles women face in the workplace today. This forward-thinking discussion will include stories of personal [...]

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11 / 15 / 2022

For those who successfully promote into their next position the level of freedom changes.  You are now responsible for leading others in your organization and that requires much more than [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Martin Stark
John T. Schultz

America's love affair with the automobile is a connection among many generations of Americans. This is due in large part to the innovation of the automobile and how the automobile [...]

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Sandra K. Antoniak

This presentation is Lecture 3 in a 3-part series focused on the issues related to extreme violence perpetrated by children and adolescents. The third lecture in this series focuses on neurodevelopmentally [...]

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Yaneisy Delgado

The Miami-Dade Police Department's Forensic Services Bureau has a robust NIBIN program. It strives to meet or exceed MROS standards on the large amount of firearm and casing evidence it [...]

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Melissa Reuland
Rob Davis
Jennifer Zeunik

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies help people in crisis. The crisis though, can be a lot of things, and it includes people going through some sort of mental health [...]

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Anna Walton

More than being the middleman that collects information and relays it to the first responders on the field, the role of dispatchers has expanded and now involves actual call resolution [...]

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William "Bill" Loucks Jr

The opioid crisis currently plaguing the United States did not just spring out of nowhere and happen overnight. It is a perfect storm brought about by myriad factors including pain [...]

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Dr. John W. Newcomer, M.D.
Julie Hiett
Carol Caraballo

Law enforcement is often placed in the position of responding to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis, whether a serious mental illness or substance use disorder. Thriving Mind South Florida, [...]

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Katie Monroe
Andrea Harrison
Jennifer Thompson

People are deprived of their agency, power, and choice when a crime is committed against them. What the justice system provides within its purview is a means to restore this [...]

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Eric Scott
Dan Weis
Manuel Gonzales III

Incidents in the recent past took a toll on the public’s confidence in law enforcement. To address this, agencies all over the US have implemented community policing initiatives to [...]

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Dr. Amber Simpler

Competency refers to the individual’s ability to understand their legal situation, its potential outcomes, and participate in a legal proceeding. Restoration is an effort to uphold justice by providing [...]

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Amy Morgan

Who are you know and where do you want to be? Existentialist questions are tough, but these are things that we ought to contemplate on if we want to live [...]

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People with autism are 4 to 5 times more likely than the general population to have an encounter with law enforcement. The reasons lie in the characteristics and behavior distinctive to those [...]

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Shawn Williams

The issue of training and its efficacy has been brought up in an attempt to address the use of force issues law enforcement has encountered in the not-so-distant past. This [...]

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This webinar will help prosecutors and law enforcement personnel understand how best to use NIBIN evidence in a courtroom. It will cover what NIBIN is and what it isn’t. [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

Are you at a crossroad in your life? Is the demand of a job in the helping profession making you reconsider your career and life plans? Know that others have [...]

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Jonni Redick

Between the riots and civil unrest, use of force incidents, and the pandemic, just to name a few, it’s been a turbulent and crisis-filled ride for law enforcement. While [...]

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Ron Mueller
John T. Schultz

This is the second installment of a three-part webinar series on the Investigation and Prosecution of Criminal Vehicular Homicide Cases. While the first course provided guidance and basic concepts to [...]

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Jim Martin

In a machine, each part has its specific functions so things run smoothly. In the corrections setting, custody officials and health staff provide inmates with the immediate services they need [...]

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Dr. Hirsh Handmaker
Hilary Weinberg

Incidents of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in intimate partner violence (IPV) victims can be traced back to the last 50 years. There hasn’t been enough attention given to this issue [...]

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Joe Smarro

Compassionate policing is a mindset and culture that must be adopted across law enforcement agencies to be fully effective in the community. Not only does it provide community members with [...]

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Michael Levin

Change is always easier said than done. And more often than not, when change is implemented, it isn’t always done in an approach that makes the most sense for [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham

Three dead bodies were discovered in three separate incidents between December 1990 to March 1991 in Dallas. They were all women who worked as prostitutes and their eyes all found to be [...]

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Marli Mayon

Understanding the dynamics of sexual violence is complex as it is. When the nuances related to gender identities, gender expression, and sexual orientation are taken into account, it becomes even [...]

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Shannon Scully
John Snook

In 2020, Congress the Federal Communications Commission made 988 the universal three-digit dialing code for mental health crisis in the United States. It is an expansion of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’[...]

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Daniel Mullins
Gary Steiner

This webinar will present concepts for using modern technology within custody environments to address unique challenges presented by consent decrees and court mandates. This information is relevant to all types [...]

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Thomas Dworak

Our lives and the world in general tend to be full of uncertainty. The uncertainty is ultimately beyond our control but there is something we can control in such instances – [...]

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Dave McClure
Jeremy Barnum

The idea of autonomous vehicles (AVs) may seem like some futuristic utopia you only see in TV or movies. But actually, we are slowly transitioning into a society where AVs [...]

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Todd Wagner
Chad Sullivan
Jennifer DeLett-Snyder, M.S.

At least 60% of American children have been exposed to violent crime or abuse and 40% were direct victims of two or more violent acts. Exposure to such have effects that can [...]

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Natalie Hipple
Mark Kraft
Kerry Yerico

Agencies across the world have been trying for some time now to address the issue of crime gun violence. It is easier said than done, especially back when the technology [...]

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Bobby Kipper
Scott Geller, PhD

Different approaches to policing are being introduced and implemented – some require complicated models, technical skills, and some of the most cutting-edge technology. However, it is typically the foundational concepts that [...]

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Chris Jones

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a widely used personality assessment used all over the world. In the professional setting, familiarity with the MBTI can help boost individual and team [...]

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Andrew Campbell

The rural community setting – isolated homes, lack of or hard-to-reach community resources, and community members knowing each other – may create a greater risk of family violence. Given these characteristics, a [...]

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Kevin Morison

A lot is changing in policing, but the training methods and curriculum doesn’t seem to be keeping pace with the changes in the profession. The Police Executive Research Forum ([...]

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Patrick Doyle
Robert Turner

Our every move now has some form of digital footprint – be it an image, video, or geolocation. The existence of digital evidence can make law enforcement work easier. It’s [...]

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John T. Schultz

In 2019 in Florida alone, more than 3,000 individuals were killed in traffic crashes, compared to just 600+ who are murdered. With this in mind, it is more likely that our community members [...]

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The need for body cameras continues to grow all across the country, but some traditional systems are prohibitively expensive.  Visual Labs will show how an Android smartphone can be deployed [...]

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Katie Nelson

A lot has changed in terms of how people consume information and remain up to date with current events. From waiting to watch the news at a fixed time of [...]

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Wendy Hummell
Brenda Dietzman

It entails a high level of resilience to work in helping professions. This is especially true for women who must constantly be present for the people they serve at work [...]

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Vaughn Baker

Violence in schools, workplaces, and other integral organizations costs a lot. From the equipment and infrastructure that is damaged, the business operations that must stop to give way to investigations, [...]

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Jonni Redick

If you’ve ever sought to get promoted, you probably know the feeling that comes with preparing for it – the sense of not knowing what you’ll be facing come [...]

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Kim Colegrove

Helping professions like law enforcement, dispatchers, EMTs, and firefighters are subjected to some of the most dreadful aspects of a community. All the horrors they’ve witnessed, listened to, or [...]

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Shannon Denard

To “Protect and Serve” requires “Trust and Cooperation.” Law Enforcement utilizes police academy training on every call but not every community call results in law enforcement to community relationship cooperation. [...]

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Jesse Loomis

More and more public sector entities are leveraging technology and innovations especially after the pandemic posed limitations on how we interact. Auctioning foreclosed property used to be done in the [...]

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With the public scrutiny that the law enforcement profession has been subjected to, agencies have been working hard to demonstrate their effectiveness in addressing the challenges that they face daily. [...]

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C. Gabrielle Salfati

Mental illness issues are much higher in first responders than in civilians. Deterioration of mental health is observed in criminal justice and public safety professionals during their time of service [...]

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  The FCC’s most recent rulemaking regarding Inmate Calling Services (‘ICS’) was finalized on August 1st, 2021. This new rulemaking brings several important changes in how Inmate Telephone Providers can [...]

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Jim Martin

We’ve been traversing the COVID-19 world for almost two years now and it has changed a lot of things in the world. When the pandemic first struck, everyone was [...]

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Have you ever found yourself dealing with a situation that was emotionally charged and where everyone there viewed you with mistrust and sometimes even hatred?  What about when someone you [...]

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Richard Samuels
Michelle Welch

Animal cruelty cases are complex. Mainly because not everyone in the criminal justice system is as versed with animal law, and handling animals poses real physical dangers to anyone responding [...]

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Grant McDougall

The law enforcement profession is demanding to say the least. In a career where one is deployed to some of the most dangerous and daunting situations, it requires those who [...]

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Chris Jones

Domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are quite problematic. There’s the relationship between the victim and the abuser which makes the victim reluctant to report. The justice [...]

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Are you using software services? Are they helping reduce response times and increase efficiencies for calls? We live in a technology-driven world which can be daunting to implement. But, if [...]

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Sandra K. Antoniak

Transitional age brain happens between the age of 13 to 25 years old where there’s a mismatch between the areas of the brain involved in emotions and pleasure and the region [...]

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Bobby Kipper

In the last couple of years, there has been a shift in the criminal justice training arena towards the ‘soft skills’ to help criminal justice professionals manage the people they [...]

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Obed Magny

Transformational leadership is an approach that aims to increase engagement, enhance the motivation, and improve morale of the workforce. It is also a valuable tool for justice professionals to have [...]

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Wendy A. Dutton
Lindsay M. Gephardt

The best people to provide clarity in any case are the ones who actually experienced or witnessed it. But when your top witness is a child, it may not be [...]

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Jim Martin

The Suicide Prevention Resource Guide was conceived with a goal to find solutions for suicidal individuals and suicide risks in correctional facilities. It provides insights, promising practices, and guidelines for [...]

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Rich LeCates

The law enforcement profession is facing so many obstacles – civil unrest and political tension, pandemic restrictions, budget allocation, mass attrition – which makes one somewhat doubt if there really is some [...]

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Jake Kamins

To get people to do things and follow specific rules, you tell them what to do. But for some, getting things etched in their memory requires a more creative approach. [...]

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Celia Besore
Carmen Van Voorhis
Jay Hauhn
Bob Finney III

The ASAP (Automated Secure Alarm Protocol) to PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) service provides unprecedented efficiencies for public safety agencies by automating the creation of calls-for-service, effectively saving minutes spent [...]

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Alycia Cisneros
Alexis Calleros
Eden Ruiz-Lopez

One in ten people over the age of 60 are abused or neglected each year, taking into account that elder abuse remains vastly under-detected and underreported. The largest minority group in [...]

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Ray Guidetti

How do you stop gun violence when it reaches a point that an innocent 13-year-old is gunned down while taking the trash out on Christmas Day? You do everything in [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham

Charlie Manson is notorious for bringing together a group that is responsible for a series of murders in the Los Angeles area. However, it was his first Lieutenant, Charles, “Tex” [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

Experience is indeed a great teacher. There are things that we don’t get taught or trained in and just end up acquiring the skills as we go through life. [...]

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David Rosengard

When people think of farmed animals, what comes to mind are chickens, cows, and pigs. Its legal definition however provides specific conditions for an animal to be part of this [...]

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William "Bill" Loucks Jr

Is it hemp or is it marijuana? That is the question. It can actually be pretty confusing but law enforcement officers ought to be able to discern the similarities and [...]

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Wendy Hummell

The concept of resilience may seem abstract and at times romanticized to a fault. But at its core and in the practical side of looking at things, resilience is a [...]

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Lois James, PhD

With the inherent nature of the law enforcement profession where officers are exposed to challenging conditions, traumatic circumstances, plus add the shift work into the equation, fatigue becomes inevitable. Numerous [...]

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Ed Sherman, Psy.D.

Typically, the interests of the employees and the employers are viewed to be at odds with each other, and leaders also usually find themselves in a dilemma and balancing on [...]

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Kate Kimble

We’re all living in a world where information is being released for public consumption constantly. Unfortunately, some of these are actually inaccurate or just deliberate misinformation. Public safety agencies [...]

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Al Cobos

Getting people to mobilize around a goal isn’t always the easiest thing to do. The same goes for getting the community members into building relationships with law enforcement that [...]

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Jake Kamins

We all have some vague idea about how the justice system works, be it with how it is portrayed in the media, with how public trials are covered in the [...]

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John Barbieri
Michael M. Cutone

Police cannot arrest their way out of criminal activities in communities, that is for sure. Arresting all the bad actors law enforcement can get their hands on places a huge [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This is the final installment of the six-part Emotional Intelligence (EI) webinar series. Past sessions introduced the Dr. Reuven Bar-on EI Model, unpacked self-awareness, discussed the importance of stress management, [...]

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Wendy Rountree
Cody Telep
Jon Bottema

Patrol officers are the ones that spend most time on the field so it makes sense that they’re able to gather leads and other information while interacting with the [...]

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David Rosengard

Meaningful progress in crime victims’ rights in the US truly shaped criminal justice. The best part, the past decade or so witnessed society’s recognition of the sentience of animals [...]

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K. Campbell

According to the 2020 FBI Internet Crime Report, internet crime complaints and monetary loss due to cybercrimes were at a record high in 2020. The caveat is, of course, these are just [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

Native and Black women and girls are often the targets of sexual exploitation, forcing a narrative that their bodies are for the sexual gratification of men. Cherice Hopkins and Rebecca [...]

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Damon Ing

The first step is always the hardest. It also often is a step outside one’s comfort zone. For law enforcement officers recently promoted to a front-line supervisor, this is [...]

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Easton McDonald
Megan Price

We all experience conflicts, and conflict resolution is a skill that is very valuable and can be applied to all the facets of our lives. For those working in law [...]

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Grant McDougall

The law enforcement field is facing systemic challenges brought about by a mass exodus of law enforcement officers hired in the 90s that are retiring simultaneously and the difficulty of [...]

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Emily LaGratta

The justice system is under heavy scrutiny. The outcome of this is the public’s deteriorating trust in the agencies and processes within. Trust-building is paramount, but the question being [...]

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Don Redmond

The idea of drones being used in law enforcement can raise privacy concerns from the citizens. However, there are lots of benefits to be gained from employing this emerging technology [...]

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C. Gabrielle Salfati

Apart from the forensic science, another aspect of investigation that people find fascinating is the psychology behind it – it’s the type of capabilities that solve some of the most [...]

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Michelle Welch

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Michael M. Brown

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David Rosengard

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Rich LeCates

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Alexandra Appleton

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David "Ship" Shipley

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Kevin Morison

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Michael M. Brown

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Jenn Markey
Martin Hoff

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Alexis Calleros
Julie Schoen

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Mo Canady
Chris Loane
Michael Lee
Ronald E. Brooks

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Nina Stively

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Barbara Mattes

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Between the lack of legal familiarity within the court, society’s oblivion to the suffering of animals, and the animals’ inability to testify on their experience and plight, proving animal [...]

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James Reed

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Gabrielle Padilla

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Shane Nolte
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BJ Wagner
Dr. Margie Balfour
John Snook

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Jesse Loomis

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Michael Lee
Ronald E. Brooks

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David Black

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Ashley Heiberger

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Kevin  Armbruster
Kerry Yerico

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Linda Fielder
Emily Lewis

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Jeffery Carroll
Alex Goldenberg
Glen Mills
Paul G. Goldenberg
Mark Pfeifle

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Erin Monahan
Trent Hayden

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Amy Morgan

In discussions that relate to mental health, self-care, and wellness, one of the points that is stressed time and again is to reach out to resources proactively and when needed. [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

In the real world, it takes more than just the traditional definition of intelligence to make it in life. Emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, is regarded as a much [...]

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Carolyn Naoroz
Janne Gaub

Body-worn cameras (BWCs) are touted by law enforcement agencies for its ability to uphold transparency and accountability. No doubt, BWCs are beneficial in the overall goal of justice, but what [...]

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Mark Warren

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Michael Goold

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Jeri’ Greer
Danielle (Hunter) Thompson

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John J. Farmer, Jr.
Paul G. Goldenberg
Graham Brookie
Chris Swanson
Donald J. Mihalek
Mark Pfeifle

Information circulated in online platforms is being leveraged to mobilize the population to stand up for justice and accountability. But the same channels are used to spread false information that [...]

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Frankie Grimsman
Roger Blevins

Crimes are either by commission or omission. When it comes to cruelty to children, one can either commit abuse by harming a child or fail to act as required and [...]

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Adam Leath

Too often, employees come to their bosses for grievances in hopes that they can provide answers to their questions and solutions to their issues. But did it ever occur what [...]

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Jon Gaster
Justin Steinke

Both Tactical and Strategic Situational Awareness are critical for assessment, coordination, and delivery during Emergency Response, Search and Rescue, and Disaster Recovery. High quality, live video, and telemetry data streaming [...]

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Beth Gammie

Probably one of the best developments that we’ve seen in the last few years related to critical event and disaster response is how agencies responsible for preparations and rescue [...]

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Katharine Manning

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Kevin Johnson

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David Grantham

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Kim Basinger
Roger Blevins

Sexual abuse no doubt is traumatic for the victim. The processes involved following the incident may get even more confusing and stressful. Having to recount what happened to investigators and [...]

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David Hyche

The common misconception is that violent crimes happen in big cities more than they do in small towns. Interestingly, if to analyze the crime figures vis-à-vis the population, it [...]

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Gordon Ramsay

When it comes to addressing gun crimes, traditional reactive models of patrol and arrests just seem to be not enough anymore. As the trigger pullers in the community grow smarter, [...]

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Halcyon Frank
Amy Morgan

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Bill Pope
Craig Storer

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Mark Warren

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Eric Knutson
Jeannette Dominguez
Anthony Norman

These days, recruiting for roles within the Police Department is quite the task. It requires agencies to have an awareness of what exactly they’re looking for, and what the [...]

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David Grantham

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Rob Weinhold

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Lois James, PhD
Renée J. Mitchell, J.D., Ph.D.

Implicit bias is a hot issue that the Justice Clearinghouse has covered in past webinars. However, most of these past discussions centered on defining implicit bias and how it manifests. [...]

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Joe Alexander
Chris Williams

The COVID-19 pandemic truly changed how we live our lives. We were all forced to tweak how we do our daily transactions. It is even more stringent when it comes [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

To be able to have a great workforce, leaders and managers must work throughout the employee life cycle, from first day to farewell. There are so many resources on workforce [...]

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Sean Goodison

Opioid use has reshaped American society in many ways – how drug trafficking and trade is being done, the drug dependency lifestyle perpetuated, the decreased life expectancy, the families it impacted. [...]

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David Rosengard

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Alexandra Duncan
Grant Phillips

Substance abuse is a type of disorder and as such, requires a treatment plan to rehabilitate individuals suffering from it. Currently, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the standard of care [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

In an era when nearly everyone is equipped with a smart phone with audio-visual recording ability the number of recorded negative encounters between law enforcement and the public over the [...]

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Amin Amini

When we talk about efficiency in call for service response, we typically think about the responder, the dispatcher relaying information, people’s training and familiarity with response protocol, or the [...]

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Karla Ramirez
Frank Webb
J.C. Adams
John Colburn, PhD

Demands to defund the police are rather counterintuitive considering communities’ dependence on them to address any incident that is considered a threat to public safety or a nuisance to the [...]

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Greg Goreck
Don Redmond
William “Fritz” Reber

Stories get modified as it is passed from one person to another, some details will be omitted, added, and at some point, things get lost in translation. The same is [...]

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Kyle McLean
Scott Wolfe
Jeff Rojek

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Christopher W. Diorio

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Kimberly Miller

Selling is a primary life skill. It may not be as obvious, but every day, we’re selling. Selling is a valuable skill that is being practiced in most of [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

The helping profession has its two sides. One is positive, with words like noble and rewarding associated with it. On the other side, it is seen as a thankless job, [...]

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Emily LaGratta
James Newman

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Christine Mullin
Adam Kirhagis

Sex offenders may be considered the bane of society that they are required to be registered. But not all of them are as compliant which then puts communities at risk. [...]

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Jesse Loomis

A significant chunk of our lives now lives online. The last couple of months is a testament to the value of technology and our reliance on it now that we [...]

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David Grantham

When we think about the criminal justice process, what is perceived to be the endgame is the conviction, where an offender is put behind bars. But in the bigger scheme [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Rights4Girls is one of the organizations at the forefront of ensuring that domestic violence is prevented, focusing particularly on the impact that family [...]

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Anne Li Kringen

The Justice Clearinghouse has delivered numerous webinars tackling the value of social media for law enforcement. Whether it be a tool to keep communities safe, ensure citizens are up to [...]

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Emily Lewis
David Rosengard

Understanding the status of animal in criminal animal cruelty cases may be a little bit more complex for those who are not as versed in this topic. This webinar, however, [...]

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Gipsy Escobar

Various factions are claiming differing positions as facts that most of us may no longer be sure which of these to believe. In these times of information overload, one thing [...]

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Obed Magny

In a profession inundated with public criticism, it takes perseverance and internal factors to remain motivated. Job satisfaction may be elusive but Dr. Obed Magny is back on the Justice [...]

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Roger Blevins

Neglect happens behind closed doors. The moment other people realize the level of neglect a parent or guardian is inflicting onto a child, it could be too late. The damage [...]

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Michelle (Shelley) Turner
Camie Borsdorf
Laura Farmer

This is a continuation of the discussion on the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Office of Victim Services (OVS) efforts to address domestic violence in a proactive manner. While the [...]

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Andy Carrier
John McGuire
Kit Cummings
Rita Watkins
Eric Skidmore

In a previous related webinar, Rev. Eric Skidmore and Dr. Joseph Cheng provided an overview of the Post Critical Incident Seminars (PCIS) being conducted by the South Carolina Law Enforcement [...]

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Jason Johnston
Michael Fletcher

The scope of law enforcement has broadened. Their responsibilities range from catching the bad guys and putting them behind bars, managing at-risk individuals from posing hazards to public safety to [...]

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David Hyche

A comprehensive crime gun intelligence program is buttressed on identifying your jurisdiction’s most violent offenders. Doing so, however, cannot rely on guesswork, and instead requires a more systematic and [...]

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B.J. Spamer

The Justice Clearinghouse has been covering topics surround missing persons and ambiguous loss, capturing the support needed by the families that are left behind, the challenges of the search, and [...]

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Grant McDougall

Despite opposing opinions and stances on many factors surrounding school shootings, if there’s one thing that the entire population can agree on it, it is that the carnage has [...]

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Andrew Campbell

This webinar will describe the desperate need to bridge critical gaps that currently exist in domestic violence research and literature. We'll cover improving batterer intervention programs to better address mental [...]

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Sandra K. Antoniak

Juvenile justice has made progress over the last century in terms of defining the age of criminal liability. While there are still areas that require fine-tuning, the understanding of neurosciences, [...]

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Jeff Thompson, Ph.D.
Kevin Morison

More officers are dying by suicide than line of duty deaths. This conveys that while they’re well prepared and trained to handle critical incidents and dodge attacks and bullets, [...]

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Brian Williamson
Joseph Hoebeke
Michael M. Brown
Kimberly Miller
Deanna Cantrell

The world today is rife with issues that challenge people’s priorities and politics particularly for those who were bequeathed with the mandate to keep the peace and safety of [...]

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Halcyon Frank
Amy Morgan

Dispatchers are the very frontline of the public safety sector. They play a critical role in response as they’re the first ones who get information on what’s happening [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Bruce Lee is famously quoted for saying “Be Water, my friend,” but what does it exactly mean? Dr. Kimberly Miller is back on the Justice Clearinghouse to dissect what exactly [...]

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Al Cobos

Ethics is one of those  concepts that we all know at the back of our minds, but rarely are there active discussions on how it impacts our decisions – both on [...]

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Thomas Dworak

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is about understanding and managing your emotions, along with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with others. Law Enforcement, Corrections, Parole or Courts are a relationship-driven [...]

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Dr. Joseph C. Cheng
Eric Skidmore

Individuals working in the law enforcement, public safety, and emergency response field are often exposed to sensitive if not completely gruesome events on the job. Line of duty shootings, high-speed [...]

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Adam Leath

Employee attrition and talent acquisition cost agencies a lot. According to a research, it costs an estimated $5,000 each time an employee leaves and requires to be replaced by another. With [...]

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Kimmy Moon
Eden Ruiz-Lopez

While elder abuse occurs across cultural lines, cultural aspects can present both aggravating and mitigating factors on the likelihood of abuse from transpiring. This course will dissect the intersection of [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Employment discrimination against a member of a protected class is something that any developed society should aim to eliminate. With the current political climate, the public scrutinizes every move that [...]

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Sean Goodison

Webinar Video Clip: Understanding the Dark Web   What criminals have always wanted is for their activities to remain undetected. This makes committing these crimes online somewhat inevitable – some of [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

Police work is often associated with keeping the community safe through crime reduction, investigation, and maintaining peace and order. But one facet that touches the community the most is their [...]

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Mitch Shim
Maria Volakhava

In 2020, effectively deploying law enforcement budget is more important than ever before. Whether you’re purchasing equipment for security, protection, combat, or emergency response, ensuring that you’re stewarding taxpayer [...]

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Shelly Katkowski

Webinar Video Clip: Suicide by Cop Protocols and Training Guide Law enforcement protocols are highly scrutinized as of late. Responding officers are specially trained to de-escalate in-crisis individuals, but in [...]

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Justin Steinke

Public Safety agencies around the world are embracing drones to help save lives and property - quickly evolving the way all types of Public Safety agencies and organizations operate. For [...]

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Monica Player

Protection orders are just one of the mechanisms that the justice system put into place to protect victims from retaliation or harassment from their offenders, often seen in domestic violence [...]

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Obed Magny

Everyone can experience trauma, for individuals working in industries that deal with critical incidents and emergencies, the risk of exposure to trauma is further aggravated. The community’s helpers need [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Most of the changes in our lives are either ones that we mindfully laid out and prepare for or ones that disrupt our routines out of the blue. Our reaction [...]

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Tina Frundt
Rebecca Burney

Sexual exploitation of children and minors has got to be one of the worst things in our society and everyone probably agrees that we must do everything within our power [...]

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Michael Goold

This webinar will introduce you to the principle of Emotional Intelligence and how you can prevent emotional hijacks, give yourself a yellow card, and “read” the emotions of others to [...]

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Kimberly Miller

It’s been told that the COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of storm that puts us all in the same boat, unfortunately, this isn’t exactly the case. When such [...]

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Mark Dolfi
Stephen Bevan
Tim Meyerhoff
Michael Cuti
Jason Thompson

Technology made our lives easier. The world we live in has been made so much more efficient through technology – transactions and processes have become more straightforward and seamless, systems and [...]

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Cara Rabe-Hemp
Sheryl Victorian

Success is elusive to those who gauge it with money, status, or fame. But when we come to understand that success is relative, it becomes a more feasible concept to [...]

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Jake Kamins

A collaborative approach is seen to be effective in the law enforcement and justice profession. It also highlights that the players’ involvement in a case makes all the difference. Just [...]

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Kimberly Miller

In any organization, there will be hierarchy, different teams, cogs in a machine, playing vital roles to move things forward. It might be impossible to find an organization that does [...]

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Bob Troyer
Tom Brandon

Developments over the last couple of weeks paved the path to a movement that demands defunding of law enforcement – a seemingly simplistic, even counterintuitive solution to ineffective policing. Law enforcement [...]

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Tina Buneta
Doreen Jokerst
Kimberly Miller
Deanna Cantrell

True leaders welcome insights from others to become better. There are lots of resources – books, conferences,  coaches, and mentors – that offer leadership development advice. However, for female leaders, these may [...]

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Katharine Manning

Amanda Nguyen was a college student at Harvard. She was sexually assaulted and wasn’t sure if she wanted to report to the police or not. While most people would [...]

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Grant McDougall

Trauma is typically associated with extreme life-altering experiences. However, the concept of cumulative trauma is quite different from this. As the term suggests, it happens in a slow, repeated, and [...]

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Lindsay M. Gephardt

One of the best parts of working in the criminal justice system is the sense of fulfillment that an individual gets knowing that their work helps to keep people safe. [...]

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Jessica Lauginiger

Large-scale animal cases that involve seizures may seem like an overwhelming operation. Any law enforcement or animal control officer may find themselves daunted by what it will entail and the [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Webinar Video Clip: Owning Racism & Living the Solution There’s been public outcry over numerous incidents that‘s been happening all over the US seen to be fueled by [...]

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Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM
Jessica Rock

There’s been more and more awareness of animal cruelty and its link to human violence and crimes. However, despite this awareness, some agencies still don’t have enough practical [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Recent turn of events has the public looking at constitutional rights. It becomes a question of where do their fists end and our noses begin for those working in the [...]

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Sherrill Wayland
Bonnie Olsen

Webinar Video Clip: Increased Risks for Elder Abuse among the LGBTQ Community.   Life can be tough when you’re on the fringe, and for LGBT Elders, this feeling is [...]

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Brenda Dietzman

Generalizing people based on the generation they belong to is seemingly apparent in the current zeitgeist. What should have been an opportunity to better understand people and provide support based [...]

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Beth Bouchard
Lisa Goldblatt Grace
Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

By virtue of the sensitive nature of the crime, the vulnerability of the victims, the various agencies involved to address the problem, the long-term support required to keep survivors from [...]

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Richard Goldberg
Andrea Higgens
Jenefer Duane

Webinar Video Clip: Suspicious Activity Reports - Taking Your Elder Financial Abuse Investigations to the Next Level   The multi-disciplinary approach required when handling Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE) cases has [...]

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Jonas Baughman
Joel Caplan, PhD

Law enforcement agencies have employed various approaches when it comes to their efforts to curb criminal activities and maintain the safety of the communities they serve. This webinar will unpack [...]

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Al Cobos

It takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch, one bad incident to forget all the good that’s been done. Outlier events are putting the whole law enforcement arena [...]

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Christopher W. Diorio

Webinar Video Clip: An In-Depth Look at Darknet Marketplaces   In his previous webinar, Special Agent Christopher W. Diorio provided an intro to the Dark Web. This time around, he [...]

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Michael Goold

Webinar Video Clip: Like Being the Boss? You'll Need Your Team to Stay that Way!   Law enforcement is currently under scrutiny. One can only imagine how challenging it may [...]

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Denise Beagley

There are numerous complex issues that the world is dealing with daily that one may wonder is there a way to fix any of these? While there is no absolute [...]

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Talitha Guinn-Shaver
Jenefer Duane

Working on elder financial exploitation cases requires mobilization from separate entities. APS, law enforcement, financial institutions - these are just some of the sectors that must collaborate to trace the [...]

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Ruby Barraza
Victoria Riechers, MA

Victims deal with lots of barriers when it comes to seeking support, assistance, or justice itself. It becomes a double whammy when the victim is part of a marginalized sector [...]

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Diane Robinson

Hurricane Dorian is one of the most recent storms that created massive devastation within the west of the Atlantic Ocean.  It struck the Bahamas and other neighboring islands and also [...]

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Andrew Campbell

Webinar Video Clip: More Than Words - The Emotional Maltreatment of Children   There are different types of abuse, but regardless of the type of abuse a victim experiences, the [...]

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Wendy Stiver

When push comes to shove planning and preparedness can only go so far. In these instances, building and fostering relationships has been proven to be effective in getting the resources [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Knowledge of legal concepts, albeit the most basic ones, provides all of us with a better understanding of how things work and how to traverse certain situations. This is particularly [...]

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Janne Gaub

Body-worn cameras (BWCs) may be seen as the future of law enforcement, and the use of the technology has spread across the US and even globally. But the question remains, [...]

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Justin Holloway
Suzann Cromer
Mike Eberhardt

The ATF National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) is a game-changer when it comes to crime gun strategy. It is then imperative to ensure law enforcement agencies are aware of [...]

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James S. Stewart
Nikki Carson
Shelagh Dorn

Recruitment and retention in the law enforcement field has been challenging in the past couple of years. With less applicants and more retiring or eligible to retire, agencies became more [...]

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Mark Warren

Webinar Video Clip: Domestic Violence Comes to Work -- Signs Symptoms and Response  Too often, domestic violence is a problem that remains contained within the walls of the household. But [...]

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Kimberly Miller

The Doctor is IN. Join us for the finale of this thought-provoking series about Resiliency, Leadership and the Challenging time we're living through. Dr. Kimberly Miller will be answering questions [...]

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Michelle Welch

Numerous studies have established the correlation of animal cruelty to other violent crimes. Collateral crimes linked include family violence, sexual abuse, serial killers and mass shooters, organized crimes, and even [...]

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Katharine Manning

Webinar Video Clip: Victim Rights in a Post Epstein World It took decades for victims to fight for their rights and have their voices heard. Victims aren’t always aware [...]

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Audra Houghton

Investigating animal crimes can be a lot of work as it is, but dealing with large animals can make it even more tedious. Past Justice Clearinghouse animal welfare and control [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

This is the third installment of Duane Bowers’ Child Trauma webinar series. It started with a course that covered a comprehensive introduction to childhood trauma. The second one provided guidelines [...]

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Tina Buneta
Joseph Hoebeke
Doreen Jokerst
Justin Smith
William Beck
Jack Cauley
Kimberly Miller

Webinar Video Clip: Leadership on the Front Lines - Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic    COVID-19 is testing everyone’s resilience. People are experiencing anxiety over their mobility, safety, livelihood, and [...]

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Daniel Dubief
Michael Fletcher

Our world is now heavily dependent on technology, and it is no different when it comes to emergency response. When it comes to public safety, leveraging the latest technology to [...]

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Don McCrea

Use of force incidents set back law enforcement agencies hundred-million dollars’ worth of settlement payout. And yet, when asked about challenges in the job, they cite a lack of resources [...]

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Kimberly Miller

This is the second installment of Dr. Kimberly Miller’s webinar series on resilience and bounceability. This time around, she will be providing six additional tools that can be integrated [...]

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Jake Kamins

Webinar Video Clip: Working with Your Local Vet   There is value in having an expert witness to prove a case beyond reasonable doubt. This is particularly true in animal [...]

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Madeline Bernstein
Scott Page
Scott Giacoppo
Trevor Whipple

No one was really fully prepared when COVID-19 struck. But it helps to have some level of planning with protocols and policies in place for agencies to maneuver when disasters [...]

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David J. Rogers

A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and fate are not known. A broad definition [...]

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Hilary Weinberg

We worry about concussions due to sports injuries or car accidents but rarely do we consider if a domestic violence victim may be concussed from physical blows to the face [...]

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Daniel McDonald

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, we are all told to stay home and stay safe. But what happens to those who do not have homes? Under normal circumstances, there are more [...]

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Halcyon Frank

Preparation is key for 9-1-1 centers in every scenario.  Mass shooting incidents are increasing throughout the country.  Preparing for the initial calls, gathering the information, and relaying that information [...]

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Kimberly Miller

What the whole world is going through right now is testing all of us – from the government’s decision-making to things that we have better control of like our discipline, [...]

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Dr. Babatunde Okuleye, M.D., MBA
Robin Timme
Jennifer Horney

This is the second part of the Corrections and COVID-19 series made possible through the Falcon Correctional and Community Services, Inc. Topics covered in the first installment are the epidemiology [...]

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Jessica Rock

Working on domestic violence cases can get tricky. Victims may not want to leave their abusers and may not want to cooperate during the trial. In such instances, the role [...]

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Sarah Mostyn
Kevin Morison

Law enforcement agencies are facing a crisis. Pressures from different sides pose multiple threats to the workforce as agencies remain understaffed, the number of applications dwindling, voluntary retirement rising, and [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA

Sexual violence in persons with disabilities is a complex issue with numerous factors that can lead to further victimization and traumatization of the individual. This session aims to provide an [...]

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Robin Timme
Jennifer Horney
Scott Semple
Elias A. Diggins

Strange times we’re in right now and it’s affected our consciousness on a whole new level. There is a threat – we cannot see it, but we know it’[...]

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Dan Fisher

This course is the third installment of Justice Clearinghouse’s Gang Related Crime Series. The first part introduced us to criminal street gangs and gang-related crimes. Meanwhile,  the second course [...]

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Chris Jones

Any public sector initiative is only as good as the community support it gets. But rallying the community is easier said than done. This course aims to provide pointers on [...]

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Nicholas Augustine

As the human population rise, so does the demand for services that will ensure their safety and security. Unfortunately, law enforcement agencies are seeing a decline in the number of [...]

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Denise Beagley

We’ve all come to understand that to be successful in our professional or personal lives, it requires more than just IQ. Justice Clearinghouse has featured numerous courses detailing the [...]

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Andrew Campbell

This webinar provides a unique take on domestic violence prevention, identification, and intervention by enabling participants to develop a multi-disciplinary perspective of violence in the home. Results from my national [...]

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Michael Lieberman
Jessica Reaves

Hate crimes are those that are committed to individuals over reasons like the color of their skin, the religion they practice, the heritage of their parents, the disability they possess, [...]

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Darrel W. Stephens
Peter Bellmio

Community safety is so much more than just law enforcement making arrests. It entails the community’s cooperation and other agencies’ collaboration to make the efforts more effective and comprehensive. [...]

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Christopher W. Diorio

You probably have seen the Iceberg image going around online about the Dark Web. It exudes a sense of mystery and ominousness on something that people aren’t familiar with. [...]

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Thomas Dworak

It’s been established that individuals can get trauma from repeated exposure to details of distressing events. Dispatchers who are in the front lines receiving emergency calls for service from [...]

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David J. Rogers

Native Americans comprise about 1% of the total US population, but the missing and unsolved homicide cases within their segment is staggering. Compared to the national average, Indian Country’s violent [...]

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Laurie Blevins
Roger Blevins

Proving abuse can be infuriating. Victims are questioned on the validity of the claim of abuse and are subjected to retraumatization as the incident is recounted in court.  In such [...]

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Ed Jamison
Scott Giacoppo
Nick Lippincott

The animal care and control field is seeing more and more innovation. Changes in approaches,  technology, and even staffing allow agencies to better serve the communities. This session’s speakers [...]

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Sean Goodison

The private sector is making innovations and improvements in how they conduct their business, and the public sector is definitely following suit. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

This is the second installment of this Justice Clearinghouse series on childhood trauma. While the first one provided an introduction to childhood trauma, this one offers pointers on the things [...]

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Andrew Laurence
Amanda Bixler

Sometimes, despite best effort, practices and technology, a case investigation arrives at a dead-end. If only there is a process that can provide scientifically-validated leads and support to existing processes [...]

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Michael Parker

There are lots of fish in the sea. Unfortunately, not all of them are qualified to become peace officers. The challenge of recruitment is very real for public safety and [...]

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Amy Taylor
Michelle Welch

As with almost anything in life, preparation makes all the difference. This certainly is the case when it comes to court proceeding, specifically for witness testimonies. To talk about witness [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

This is the second course in the Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) webinar series conducted by Rick Hodsdon. The first part unpacked the nitty-gritty of determining the party to conduct investigations on [...]

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Chase Wetherington

Law enforcement is a field that is considered heroic. So is military service. So it kind of makes sense that the skills and expertise of military veterans be leveraged for [...]

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Cassie Johnson

What is a law enforcement planner? It isn’t as easily defined as it not specifically just one title or person. What identifies the role is its roots in data-informed [...]

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Naomi Smoot

It is not unusual for people who become entwined in the justice system to experience certain hindrances and limitations when it comes to their opportunities in life. Securing education, housing [...]

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Jake Kamins

Cases on animal cruelty or neglect can be difficult to investigate or prosecute. Lack of knowledge and education on statutes to use and procedures to do certainly makes these cases [...]

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Renée J. Mitchell, J.D., Ph.D.
Rachel Tolber

Evidence-based policing (EBP) is more than a buzzword or trendy approach in law enforcement. It is an effort to ensure that law enforcement practices, programs, and policies will be effective, [...]

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Katie Nelson

People’s lives are now online and expect the same for the public sector – to deliver services, provide information, and engage with the population online, and in critical situations, real-time. [...]

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Kate Loudenslagel
Hilary Weinberg

The lethality of strangulation is severe but proving it can be problematic. Difficulties may arise because of the lack of outward injuries, the defendant claiming self-defense, or the victim recanting [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Traumatic events can have lasting effects on people – more so if it is children who have limited understanding and lack awareness when it comes to regulation their own behavior and [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Every organization has a set of core values and mission statement. It is from these and the people within that the organizational culture is formed. These are the factors that [...]

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Wes Dotson

This session is the final installment of the Autism Spectrum Disorder webinar series. Tying up what was discussed and applying what was learned in the first three webinars, this session [...]

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Martin Hoff

In our attempt to make things easier in today’s world, we might be inadvertently making things complicated too. With all the innovations we’re seeing, everyone is playing catch [...]

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Sonia Quiñones
Karin Montejo

Leadership is a word that carries so much weight – power, influence, responsibility, and wisdom are just a few words that are associated with it. While some may be hesitant to [...]

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David J. Rogers

Statistics show the level that drug trafficking and addiction has impacted Indian Country. Characteristics unique to Indian Country – oppression, displacement, isolation, poverty – make them susceptible to be victimized or commit [...]

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Addison Owen
Jessica Ellefritz
Ron Nichols

Change is good, it allows us to grow and improve but making changes can be challenging. It takes so much more than just intention to make it stick – especially when [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Officer-involved shootings are one of those things that law enforcement agencies dread to be dealt upon them. There will be questions on the officer’s competency, the agency’s credibility, [...]

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Shannon Struble
Michael G. Gingold

It can be tricky to Investigate and prosecute gang crimes. Mere hearsay that a gang is involved in some incident is not enough to prove that the crime is actually [...]

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Harry Glidden

Law enforcement is supposed to be the guardian and protector of the communities that they serve. But somewhere along the way, distrust and animosity grew between the communities and law [...]

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Daniel McDonald

After answering the whys for a law enforcement agency to launch their own Police Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), Daniel McDonald’s second webinar in the series will deep-dive into the [...]

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Trevor Whipple

Numerous studies have established the link between animal cruelty to other violent crimes. Making a difference requires that this knowledge be made useful by fully understanding its implications and applying [...]

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Rich Myers
Linda L. Chezem

Different locations experience different issues when it comes to preserving peace and safety. Various factors like geography and topography, population, available manpower and budget all play important roles on whether [...]

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Dan Phillips
Brandon “Choe” Sergent, M. Th.,

Jails and prisons have their challenges and would greatly benefit from help from the community. Religious organizations are willing to provide whatever help they can extend, but they too, identify [...]

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Peter Bellmio

Public safety agencies are doing the best that they can to make sure that the communities they serve remain safe and peaceful. But still, there will be certain things that [...]

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Chris Jones

This webinar will cover the different Myers-Briggs personality type dichotomies.  By understanding these dichotomies, participants will better understand the innate personality traits of not only themselves but their coworkers as [...]

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Cecelia Rosser
Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt

Following the Women in Policing webinar series that covered various gender dynamics, diversity and women issues in the law enforcement field, this session will provide strategies to address issues related [...]

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Jonathan Parker

The second installment of a two-part series, Jonathan Parker is back on Justice Clearinghouse to continue on his Watch Your Six course. In the first part, Jonathan unpacked the six [...]

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Stacey A. Wright

Cyberthreats exist and they evolve. With this in mind, it is always recommended to stay on top of things when it comes to cybersecurity. Anyone call fall victim to these [...]

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Michael Gomez

On the first installment of this webinar series, Dr. Wes Dotson provided a comprehensive introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In this session, Dr. Michael Gomez will talk about the [...]

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John Snook
Carrie Hill

Criminal justice agencies are bearing the brunt of the mental health crisis – in cost, time, and manpower. Despite numerous initiatives from different segments of the criminal justice system, from training [...]

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Jonathan Parker

It’s s been said that in life we juggle rubber and glass balls. The rubber balls represent aspects of our life that we can bounce back from. The glass [...]

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Stephen Luce
Rich Myers
Joseph Flies-Away
Linda L. Chezem

Dealing with the issue of substance abuse for law enforcement agencies is truly painstaking. This only gets worse when there are barriers like lack of resources and systems to ensure [...]

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Corey Dobridnia

Any public agency knows that a community’s trust is the best measure of return of investment. And how does an organization gain trust? Through its engagement with the community [...]

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Wes Dotson

First responders and justice professionals deal with people from all walks of life and it makes all the difference when they know how to best respond and interact with them. [...]

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Alyssa Neumann
Julie Schoen

How we are communicating is just as important as the message we’re trying to convey. This is especially true when what we’re trying to communicate is a little [...]

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Diane Robinson

Animal cruelty cases go beyond companion animals like dogs and cats, it also includes farm and wild animals. There are millions of horses all over the United States, even more [...]

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Karen Solomon
Amy Morgan

Articles, photos, reminders, and chain messages are making rounds on the internet encouraging people to be cognizant of potential mental health issues others are experiencing – to be wary, listen, support, [...]

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Jenny Edwards

Bestiality is one of those things that people don’t want to think or talk about. Avoiding the topic, however, causes more harm than addressing this issue head on. Over [...]

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Karen Ziegler

Public safety and law enforcement agencies would undoubtedly agree that there are numerous things that they can improve – technology, processes or equipment that would allow them to provide better service. [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Most of the world is now online. This definitely altered our reality, changing how humans deal with their personal lives, the workplace, the society and its government. Technology provides conveniences [...]

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Margery Broadwater

innovations, mugshots become a key piece in investigations through the FBI’s Interstate Photo System (IPS). Joining Justice Clearinghouse to talk about this initiative is Margery Broadwater, the Lead Analyst [...]

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Chris Jones

Just as the media frenzy of one mass shooting incident seems to have died down, another one hits us. It is especially heartbreaking when it is a school shooting and [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

A career in law enforcement grants specific powers, but it also comes with a set of obligations and limitations on one’s conduct and rights. It may seem like a [...]

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Colin McNally

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has been creating age progressions for long term missing children since 1989. The forensic artists also create facial reconstructions from unidentified remains of [...]

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Alan Lawitz, ESQ
Karen Webber

Elder abuse incidents go unnoticed and unreported especially if it does not cause apparent injuries. One aspect of elder abuse that is rarely discovered until it’s too late is [...]

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William Babb
Michael G. Gingold

This webinar will serve as a primer for basic gang investigation and prosecution.  It will focus on different types of gangs, the importance of documenting gang members and gangs, and [...]

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Dr. Mallory O’Brien
John Hollway

There is much to be learned from our mistakes and failures – and it is this concept that is the foundation of Sentinel Events. Different industries have employed this learning approach [...]

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Karin Montejo

Communication skills play a critical role in achieving success in your career. Research in this area has recognized men and women differ in their communication styles. How we communicate goes [...]

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Dan Phillips

Law enforcement officers find themselves dealing with people from all walks of life daily – and it includes people with mental health issues. These people might end up in jails and [...]

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Mike Kersey
Linda L. Chezem

More and more jurisdictions are shifting their perspective when it comes to shooter incidents. Gone are the days of, “It won’t happen here”, and being replaced by preparedness and [...]

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Peter Bellmio

Next Generation 911 is being integrated by public safety agencies in their goal to enhance emergency services through improved communications powered by wireless technology. As more and more communities are adopting [...]

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Daniel McDonald

The state of homelessness is getting worse, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development highlighted the magnitude of the issue reporting that more than half a million [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

One of the ways that public service agencies measure their performance is through the trust that the community places upon them. With this in mind, every government employee is held [...]

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Anne Li Kringen
Paige Valenta

Performance evaluation in policing is often focused on simplistic objectives based on outcomes. Doing so fails to capture all the other facets of policing that goes beyond arrests, tickets and [...]

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Evie Monnington-Taylor

Diversity is being widely advocated in today’s society. This is no different in the workplace with the belief that it is the differences in views and experiences that allows [...]

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Lanae Holmes

Online enticement involves an individual communicating with someone believed to be a child via the internet with the intent to commit a sexual offense or abduction. How are children vulnerable [...]

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Richard Samuels
Michelle Welch

People, especially those living in the cities are not aware that cockfighting continues to exist to this day. It is prevalent especially in more rural and secluded areas – where the [...]

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Rob Weinhold

We often think that we’re all prepared and got all bases covered until a crisis hits us. A crisis can just turn lives and organizations 180 degrees, disrupting established systems [...]

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Claudine Wilkins

The urgency in the need to address animal abuse is established through the well-supported findings that link animal cruelty to other crimes. Awareness of animal law can definitely still be [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

How to master policework and be a great police officer? The concept is abstract but somehow Dr. Jeff Fox is able to provide a crash course. Highlights of the book [...]

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Alexander Weiss

Patrol workload staffing can be tedious. It may require trial and error before getting to that optimized point where the staff allocation is exactly the level needed to fully cover [...]

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Katie Nelson

The use of social media gave people the freedom and power to share their stories and experiences. Some abused this which resulted in the proliferation of false information and fake [...]

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Laurie Blevins
Roger Blevins

Hearing the details of child sexual abuse incidents and cases is dreadful. Unknown to most of us is that ninety-five percent of all delayed child sexual abuse examinations turn out [...]

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Jeff Sweetin

Law enforcement is an elite profession that comes with specific skills and training. These are in demand for private establishments that desire to have a certain level of expertise in [...]

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Cara Rabe-Hemp
Sheryl Victorian

Law enforcement is a male-dominated field and one has to ask if it is the culture that is preventing women from joining it and rise to leadership positions. From addressing [...]

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Terry Mills

Animal fighting is one of the most barbaric crimes out there. The scene and aftermath of such fights, with bloodied if not dead animals, are just downright gruesome. This may [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

Your job brings you in contact with the criminally accused, but now you are called the “defendant” in a civil case. What are the steps in civil litigation? Is your [...]

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Ray Nash

Law enforcement is identified to be one of the most stressful professions. But more often than not, what’s keeping our police, corrections and probation officers stressed out isn’t [...]

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Corey Yunke

Any agency that delivers services to the community understands the value in engaging the citizens and that return on investment is measured through the trust earned. It’s another story [...]

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David J. Rogers

The plight of Native Americans is a convoluted one. From being the guardians of the land, they were robbed off of it or relocated or were left with a tiny [...]

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Jason Winsky

Law enforcement and mental health support services intersect in drug abuse cases. Tucson recognized the link between two disciplines when they conceptualized their Mental Health Support Team that allowed people [...]

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Abby Potash

On the first part of this series, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) discussed family abductions including misconceptions, statistics, risks, responses and resources available for such cases. On [...]

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Mike Eberhardt
Pete Gagliardi

Whether implementing a regional or agency-wide preventive crime gun strategy, the establishment of formal policies is a critical factor that must be addressed.  These policies can be wide ranging in [...]

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