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In Public Safety is an American Military University (AMU) sponsored blog that features analysis and commentary on issues relating to corrections, law enforcement, emergency management, fire services and national intelligence.
This blog features in-depth discussions authored by leading experts with decades of experience in their field.
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While our roots are in the military, American Military University’s student body is largely comprised not only of military personnel, but of those actively engaged in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, emergency management, intelligence and national security.
AMU has developed strategic relationships with key influencer organizations such as the FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, International Association of Emergency Managers and the American Correctional Officers not only to further its credibility within these professions, but to offer those who work within them useful information so they can be better prepared for advancement and leadership opportunities.
For more information concerning AMU educational offerings, including degree, certificate and leadership programs for corrections and gang investigations personnel, please reach out to Rob Stallworth, AMU’s resource for the field, at RStallworth@apus.edu.
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The vital role COs play in identifying domestic terrorist threats inside prisons–
There are many ways correctional officers can intervene if they suspect inmates are spreading radical beliefs within an institution
How successful re-entry into society helps break the cycle of recidivism–
Correctional facilities need to build bridges between prisoners and the community to give inmates the best chance for a successful reintegration
How VADOC achieved the lowest recidivism rate in the nation–
Strategies to enable probation and parole to help offenders reintegrate into society can have a dramatic effect on recidivism rates
Why ex-prisoners struggle to successfully reintegrate into society–
The criminal justice system needs more resources to improve reintegration efforts and help ex-offenders find jobs and housing so they’re less likely to re-offend
How the aging prison population challenges correctional facilities–
Until more elderly prisoners are discharged, correctional facilities will be forced to spend more resources on serving this aging population
How a warden brought humanity to the Supermax prison facility–
The Supermax – designed to be confining in every way – houses the nation’s most dangerous and notorious criminals
North Carolina Community Corrections implements sweeping domestic violence training–
Probation and parole officers are in a unique position to document domestic violence situations, but may don’t have the proper training to identify red flags
Ending the cycle of recidivism: Rehabilitating non-violent drug offenders–
Can rehab programs reduce non-violent drug offender recidivism?
What Andrew Holland’s death reveals about caring for mentally ill inmates–
Correctional facilities do not have the proper staffing, training, healthcare programs, funding, or general resources to adequately deal with mentally ill inmates
How correctional officers can thwart radicalization in prisons–
Radicalization is a complex and widespread problem in prisons and early intervention is critical
Why corrections needs transformational leaders with emotional intelligence–
Combining transformational leadership with emotional intelligence reduces employee stress while improving performance and morale, and motivates staff to exceed goals
How to mitigate the stress of working with sexual offenders–
Working with sex offenders presents unique stressors for mental health workers
Strategies to reduce sex offender recidivism–
Spending time and money on specialized treatment programs for sex offenders serves to lower their risk of recidivism and work to protect the community
How prolonged exposure therapy could help CO post-traumatic stress injury–
The therapy was developed in response to the high rate of trauma and suicide rates within the combat veteran community
Keeping justice in perspective: Rethinking codes of ethics–
The road to justice is difficult, so recognizing our inconsistent beliefs and justifications is paramount to acting appropriately
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