The Need to Avoid EMS Staffing Reductions During Budget Cuts

The Need to Avoid EMS Staffing Reductions During Budget Cuts

By Allison G. S. Knox, M.A., EMT-B, Faculty at American Military University

As local governments make budget cuts in an effort to maintain their finances and prevent layoffs, it is critical for lawmakers and emergency medical service (EMS) leaders to remain mindful of appropriate staffing levels.

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Puppycide: Public Perception of Police Lethal Force on Domestic Animals

By Mark Bond, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

Incidents of dogs being shot and killed by law enforcement officers continue to make national headlines. There’s even a term for it, “puppycide,” a term coined by investigative journalist Radley Balko, who reports on the dramatic increase of cases involving police officers killing family dogs.

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Strong Community Relations Among the Lessons of Ferguson

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

As tension and violence continued to escalate this past weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, there remains intense scrutiny about the response by police. Some vocal critics, like Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, accuse the department of being heavy-handed by using tear gas and other crowd disbursement techniques on peaceful protestors.

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Is the Use of Shock Imagery Effective for Drawing Public Attention to an Issue?

By Dr. Nicole Drumhiller, Program Director, Intelligence Studies at American Military University

In thinking about the way we understand the world around us, social psychologists have made the case that it’s our perceptions—or our interpretation of events and situations—that matter more to us than the actual facts involved.

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Legal Perspective: Men and Women Often Receive Disparate Sentences in Sex Cases

Legal Perspective: Men and Women Often Receive Disparate Sentences in Sex Cases

By Gary Minor, criminal justice faculty at American Military University

In cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct, males are often given harsher sentences than females in similar situations. Is this fair in the eyes of the law?

Some states even have laws that allow different punishments based on gender.

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International Jurisdiction in the Case of Malaysian Flight MH17

By Captain Gary Palmer, U.S. Coast Guard (retired) and faculty member at American Military University

The recent downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 has raised some interesting issues about international jurisdiction regarding crimes and civil liability for wrongful death. Jurisdiction refers to the scope of competence to regulate people, events, and things.

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Case Analysis: The Teamwork Involved in Catching a Serial Burglar in Florida

By Nicole Cain M.S., full-time faculty member at American Military University

Conducting a criminal investigation is a team effort—no crime is solved by just one person. Such investigations involve many people including crime scene technicians, crime analysts, patrol officers, confidential informants, citizens and others. Detectives must also utilize multiple resources and tools to help them solve a crime.

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