Law Enforcement Family Stress: When Counseling Counts

Law Enforcement Family Stress: When Counseling Counts

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

Police culture still struggles with acknowledging the serious effects that long-term exposure to traumatic events has on an officer’s mental and physical health. These events can be harmful even for officers who have displayed resilience throughout their careers.

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Florida Corrections Pledges Reforms for Treatment of Mentally Ill Inmates

Florida Corrections Pledges Reforms for Treatment of Mentally Ill Inmates

By Leischen Stelter

It is no secret that inmates with mental health issues are a strain on the correctional system. A 2006 study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that more than half of all prison and jail inmates have mental health issues, compared to just 11 percent of the general population.

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Public Health Sectors Need Teamwork to Address Ebola Concerns

Public Health Sectors Need Teamwork to Address Ebola Concerns

By Anthony S. Mangeri, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management Program at American Military University

On October 8, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where he was being treated. This first case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) being diagnosed in the U.S.

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Tips on How to Identify Potential Human Trafficking Victims

Tips on How to Identify Potential Human Trafficking Victims

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery with victims providing labor or services through force, fraud or coercion. This crime is happening everywhere, from large cities to small towns around the world. The true size of this problem is immeasurable, but the Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium (NTAC) estimates that 800,000 individuals are trafficked across international borders every year and 27 million people are enslaved across the world.

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Student Spotlight: Police Chief Rex Marks

American Military University is proud to spotlight a remarkable law enforcement professional who has excelled in both his academic and professional career.

Chief Rex Marks brings more than 27 years of experience to the City of Lincoln, Calif., where he has served as Police Chief since September 2013.

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Joseph McNamara: A Law Enforcement Leader Ahead of His Time

By Michael Beshears, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

The law enforcement community has lost a pioneer and scholar. On September 19, Joseph D. McNamara, a police chief who dedicated his career and scholarly pursuits to revolutionizing policing strategies, died at the age of 79.

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Know the Language of Human Trafficking

As with many criminal enterprises, there are common terms and slang phrases used by perpetrators of human trafficking. It is important for law enforcement officers to know such terminology to help identify potential cases.

Here is a list of common terms and definitions used by traffickers:

Automatic: A term denoting the victim’s “automatic” routine when her pimp is out of town, in jail, or otherwise not in direct contact with those he is prostituting.

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