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FBI Offers Counterterrorism Training for Officers

By Leischen Stelter

Police officers are expected to play a role in the fight against terrorism, but are they being given the right training and tools? Find out about INLETS, the FBI's unique training program where officers can learn from the firsthand experiences of those who have responded to terrorist attacks.

From Officer to Author: Advice for Becoming a Writer

By Leischen Stelter

Who is more qualified than a police officer to write crime fiction? Learn about the challenges Bob Martin, a 32-year veteran of the NYPD, faced on his journey to become a published author and what advice he has for other officers who want to become writers.

Promoting Police Resiliency through Peer Support

By Dr. Jarrod Sadulski

Throughout their careers, police officers are regularly exposed to traumatic events that can cause high-levels of stress. One of the most successful ways to help officers manage this unique stress is through peer support programs. Learn about the structure of peer support and why it's so important for every agency to develop a formal program.

Police Ethics: Does Education Matter?

By Dr. Todd D. Isaacson

Research suggests that college-educated officers use force less often and have better interpersonal communication skills, so why do less than 1% of departments require officers to have a four-year degree? Learn how education can impact ethical and moral behavior and why it's so important for administrators to understand all the factors that lead officers to make unethical decisions.

The Benefits of Presenting and Attending Professional Conferences

By Michael Beshears

This month, I'll present my research on narcissism in policing with other criminal justice scholars and practitioners during the annual ACJS conference. Here's why conferences are an excellent way to learn about new issues, share knowledge, and network with professionals from around the world.

Fear of Dam Collapse Leads to Evacuation, Anxiety

By Leischen Stelter

With no advanced warning, residents of Oroville, California had to evacuate their homes after officials discovered a major hole in a dam that, if it collapsed, would flood the community. Learn how public and private organizations provided immediate support to citizens during this emergency.

The Importance of Collaborative Research in the Criminal Justice Field

By Drs. Michelle Beshears and Dena Weiss

As college-level educators in today’s educational environment, we often need to wear many different hats. In addition to teaching, professors are often involved in research, professional networking, and publishing. Learn how collaboration can greatly enhance our work in furthering the field of criminal justice.