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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 infants are falling victim to the opioid crisis–
One overlooked “victim” of the opioid epidemic are children born to opioid-dependent mothers who actively used throughout pregnancy
How the Cognitive Community Model changes offender thinking and behavior–
Since implementing this model, VADOC has recorded the lowest rate of offender recidivism among 45 states that produce three-year recidivism rates for felons
My husband’s suicide: Recognizing predictors of LE suicide– 1
In order to survive and thrive in the law enforcement culture, my husband felt he could not afford to be vulnerable
Why we need transformational leadership and emotional intelligence in corrections–
The National Institute of Corrections encourages transformational leadership, which is based on mentorship and accessibility
How VADOC reduced recidivism using the Cognitive Community Model–
A well-designed and implemented multi-faceted approach to offender reentry is significantly lowering recidivism rates
Preventing suicide in corrections–
With inadequate leadership one of the primary stressors for correctional officers, leaders must do more to help officers deal with stress and prevent suicide
Addressing corruption in corrections– 1
Perhaps the most common form of corruption in prisons is the smuggling in of contraband
Penalized for being poor: The nation’s flawed bail system– 4
Excessive bail is a major issue for low-level, non-violent, non-serious misdemeanor defendants who pose little threat to public safety
Why gang violence should be treated as a public health issue– 1
Law enforcement leadership, corrections leadership and policymakers need to reevaluate their strategy for implementing gang prevention programs
How legislation can help ex-prisoners find employment–
Legislation like the Clean Slate bill keeps ex-prisoners out of the correctional system, minimizing costly recidivism rates and enhancing public safety
6 issues prison reform measures must address–
Our criminal justice system should not unfairly target individuals of lower socioeconomic means; here’s what needs to change
What to expect as a new correctional officer– 1
Taking care of yourself is the most important step you can take to be successful as a new CO
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– 1
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
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