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Technology Is Making Us Safer, But Always More Work To Be Done

Technology Is Making Us Safer, But Always More Work To Be Done

There have been great advancements within public safety technology that have helped make communities safer and first responders more capable. However, there are always gaps present and areas in need of improvement. Major incident responses—such as Sept. 11 or Superstorm Sandy—exposed issues that need to be resolved to improve public safety response. As a result of the after-action reviews of these major incidents there was a national push to improve technology, especially technology involved in communications. AMU professor Giles Hoback discusses the benefits of such technology and the ongoing need for public safety agencies to embrace constant change.

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Concealed Carry on Military Facilities? Police Response Must Be Considered

On July 16, a lone gunman opened fire on a military recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ultimately killing four Marines, one sailor, and injuring two more people. In the wake of this attack, there has been considerable public discussion about granting servicemembers the use of concealed weapons on military installations. But before enacting such a policy, considerations must be made about how law enforcement responds to active shooter scenarios to reduce the likelihood of “blue-on-blue” incidents. Here are suggestions for how police and military members can be trained to respond to an active shooter situation.

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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.

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RoboCop: Wearable Technology for Policing

Computing is rapidly advancing with wearable technologies that can be adapted for law enforcement application. Many departments have already started experimenting with adaptable versions of Google Glass, smart clothes, Apple Watch, and body-worn cameras. Which wearable technologies could most benefit law enforcement?

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Making the Shift to Intelligence-Led Corrections

Intelligence-led policing (ILP) has been embraced by the law enforcement community as an effective tool in the fight against terrorism and crime prevention. However, intelligence-led practices remain limited in corrections, despite the fact that there is a wealth of information in correctional facilities. AMU's Dr. Kelli Frakes discusses the need to enhance intelligence-based practices in corrections by training correctional officers and conducting further research about the best methods to collect, analyze, and share information among agencies.

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Preparing for a Disaster: How to Always Be Ready

Preparing for a Disaster: How to Always Be Ready

What does it mean to be prepared for a disaster? With hurricane season upon us—coupled with all the other potential emergencies that exist in our communities—it is only fitting to discuss strategies for preparedness. While no emergency can be predicted, there are some general guidelines and supplies that individuals can have in order to be prepared when disaster strikes. AMU professor Giles Hoback provides tips on preparing for a disaster.

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Impact of Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling on Criminal Justice Agencies

The recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states will affect many areas of society, including all segments of the criminal justice system. While the full impact of this ruling will take some time to sort out, there are several immediate issues facing criminal justice agencies. AMU professor Ron Wallace discusses some of the issues that criminal justice agencies must address in light of this new court ruling.

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