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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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How emotional intelligence benefits correctional officers–
Emotional intelligence is crucial for a correctional officer for whom dealing with prisoners on a daily basis can be both challenging and draining
Prison inmates: Easy targets for human traffickers–
Trafficked women often bounce in and out of correctional facilities on prostitution arrests
The Kingsley case and pretrial detainees: How use of force will be examined in court–
COs must be trained to understand that their actions may not be evaluated further than from the objective realm of analysis
Traversing the difficulties of domestic violence calls–
Difficulties can arise at various stages of a domestic violence investigation, from the likely possibility that the offender will be at the scene to the high rate of victim recantations
Training police to recognize domestic violence–
It is important for officers, especially those who have regular interactions with the public, to know how to recognize domestic violence and how to assist victims
The Prison Pipeline: Recruiting women into human trafficking networks–
Female prisons are filled with women serving sentences for prostitution but who are unrecognized victims of human trafficking and are often coerced into joining human trafficking networks
Handling high-stress police work: Treating male sex offenders–
Callahan works with mental health professionals to create treatment programs for felons in hopes of eliminating their need to act out on their thoughts
Correctional officers must master verbal judo–
The most important skill a correctional officer can arm him or herself with is strong communication skills
The threat of drones to secure facilities–
Drones pose a new and major threat to penal institutions
Technology makes agencies efficient, keeps officers and inmates safer–
Technology and enhanced commissary systems are available and proven to be effective in correctional settings, yet not enough agencies have them
Corrections administrators must change their leadership style–
Research shows that the two leading causes of stress reported by correctional officers are due to weak or inadequate leadership and other problems with the organization’s structure
Correctional agencies’ response to drone intrusions–
Drones have quickly become an effective tool for criminal activity
From convict to community leader: One man’s journey toward redemption–
Hasshan Batts has given back to the community from the very day he was paroled by helping others who are also trying to reintegrate back into society
Sentencing bias: Why more research is needed–
There may be hidden biases that influence the severity of sentencing
Keep an eye out for new, strange drugs people are abusing–
With the growth of the Internet, people are now able to learn about more unusual and strange drugs
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