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IACP 2014: FBI Director Comey Provides Insight into FBI’s Priorities

By Leischen Stelter

During today’s first general assembly at the 121st International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, keynote speaker FBI Director James Comey shared the priorities of the FBI.

Terrorism remains the primary threat and focus of the agency, although the threat is always evolving, he said.

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Cybersecurity Threats: Protecting the Nation’s Infrastructure against an EMP Attack

By Leischen Stelter

The movie The Matrix depicts an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, but not even this fantastical Hollywood movie captures the realistic damage such an attack would have on the nation’s computer systems.

“An EMP attack is a major national security concern and an important cybersecurity protection issue,” said Dr.

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The Emergence of ISIS Has Changed Algeria’s Geopolitical Role

American Military University faculty member, Jacques Roussellier, recently wrote an article for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about how the emergence of ISIS has allowed Algeria to reposition itself as an influential regional player. Professor Roussellier is a full-time faculty member at AMU, teaching international relations.

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Student Success: Intelligence Analyst Balances Deployment and Education

Student Success: Intelligence Analyst Balances Deployment and Education

By Leischen Stelter

Lincoln Kaffenberger was stationed in Afghanistan while earning part of his master’s degree in Intelligence Studies from American Military University. During his deployment, Lincoln quickly discovered that the work he was doing in his classes helped with the products he generated as an intelligence analyst.

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National Cyber Security Month: Protecting Children from Online Predators

By Michael Pittaro, assistant professor, criminal justice at American Military University

Sex offenders, particularly those who prey upon children and adolescents, are among the most feared criminals in society because they are masters in the art of manipulation and deception. Many possess sociopathic personalities and tendencies and they are incredibly difficult to profile because they often present themselves as charming, trustworthy and upstanding members of society.

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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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