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Prisons Going Green

With more than 2 million individuals incarcerated in federal and state prisons—the largest correctional population in the world—correctional facilities can play a large role in protecting the environment and sustaining natural resources for current and future generations. AMU criminal justice professor, Michael Pittaro, writes about the benefits of correctional facilities adopting environmentally sustainable "green" practices that can also save a considerable amount of money. Learn more about how correctional facilities can adopt green technologies.

8 Steps for Implementing New Technology Systems in Correctional Agencies

Preparing a correctional agency for technological changes is extremely challenging. AMU's Dr. Ron Wallace shares eight key steps involved in conducting a business process reengineering (BPR) assessment prior to correctional agencies implementing a new automation system. Learn more about how a BPR assessment can save time and money down the road by identifying unanticipated issues early in the project.

Learn to Communicate Skills for Career Success

Whether you are retiring from the military, transitioning from the classroom, or simply looking to move into the public service field, identifying and communicating your military service and other skills to potential employers is essential. However, translating your skills can be a daunting task. While you may possess the necessary experience, not properly communicating what you have to offer can be detrimental to your job search. Here are some tips and advice on how to communicate your skills to employers.

Preparing Correctional Agencies for Technological Changes

Implementing an automation system within a correctional agency can be a challenging and complex process. AMU's Dr. Ron Wallace has extensive experience helping correctional facilities automate their processes and recommends administrators start with a business process reengineering (BPR) assessment. Learn more about BPR and what additional steps agencies should take before adopting or implementing new technology.

Prohibition is Alive and Well in Florida

By Dr. Vincent Giordano, Program Director, Criminal Justice at American Public University

I have written several articles about the potential legalization of marijuana for medical use in Florida. To many people, this is a surprise shift within a state that is considered to be very conservative.