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Scott Crouch

Saving the Dying Agency: The Value of Transformational Leadership in EMS

By Dr. Shana Nicholson and Scott Crouch

Maintaining strong leadership within Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has always been a challenge, particularly for agencies in rural areas that depended heavily on volunteers. Today those leadership challenges have shifted, as the need for continual care coverage rises and paid crews are increasingly necessary.

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Human Trafficking and the Lack of Sufficient Data

By Elizabeth Cook, faculty member, International Relations at American Public University

An estimated 27 million people are currently enslaved around the world in either the forced labor or sex trade (Bales, 2012). This is a truly disturbing statistic that fosters discourse about why it is wrong and must be stopped.

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Did you Know that PREA Compliance Now Comes with an Easy Button?

Did you Know that PREA Compliance Now Comes with an Easy Button?

By Robert Stallworth, American Military University

Recently, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released new instruments, unlike a flute or saxophone, to play in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) band. Although it doesn’t play actual music, the new tools could be music to some people’s ears as their department strives for compliance.

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Shayne Leitch

Does Your Agency Need SWAT? Considerations for Police Administrators

By Shayne P. Leitch, graduate of American Military University

School shootings, random acts of mass violence, and the drug trade have created a necessity for even small police agencies to develop, organize, train, and deploy specialized teams of officers. What are the requirements, training, and development of SWAT members and what do administrators need to consider before developing such a specialized unit?

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Police Depression: The Silent Killer

Police Depression: The Silent Killer

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

Depression in police work is a silent killer. Depression can be stealth, even for the most resilient officer, and can take a physical and mental toll on the mind and body if it goes unrecognized and untreated.

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Stephanie Hunziker

The Legal Definition of Consensual Sex is Likely to Change in California: What It Means

By Stephanie M. Hunziker, PhD, criminal justice faculty at American Military University

Last week, the California State Senate passed SB-967, a bill that would affect all state-funded college campuses to redefine the meaning of consensual sex. For decades now, state lawmakers around the country have relied heavily on the “no means no” campaign against sexual assault and rape.

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Shifting Public View on Mandatory Sentences: Cocaine versus Crack Debate

Shifting Public View on Mandatory Sentences: Cocaine versus Crack Debate

By Vicky Bufano, faculty member, Legal Studies at American Public University

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines were established by the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) to create structure in sentencing and ensure punishments were more equally applied. These guidelines also included more severe penalties for white-collar crimes and repeat violent offenders.

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