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.
The term “lone wolf” is often used to describe individuals who act alone to commit terrorist acts. Lone wolf attacks are often motivated by political, religious, and/or ideological reasoning. But, are these individuals really acting alone? Close analysis of known lone wolf terrorists has shown that these individuals often have some level of contact with members of a terrorist organization. Read more about inclusive counter-radicalization strategies to prevent individuals from becoming radicalized.
The Incident Command System (ICS) is an all-hazards management system suitable for responding to incidents of all sizes and complexities. Learn more about how ICS has been applied beyond the public safety realm and been adopted by public-health agencies, disaster-relief organizations, and environmental-regulatory agencies.
By John Ubaldi, alumnus of American Military University
As the U.S. contemplates a political and military strategy in confronting the threat posed by ISIS, we have another example of war as a first option in U.S. foreign policy. The ability to wage war is an important element of U.S.
By Dr. Robert “Smitty” Smith, faculty at American Military University
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a major threat to the U.S. homeland. Our current response is to build a coalition. Vice President Biden stated: “We will follow them to the gates of hell.” Yet, Secretary of State John Kerry, has said that we will put no boots on the ground.
By Dr. Vincent Giordano, program director, criminal justice at American Public University
Today’s criminal justice students should consider careers in federal law enforcement. Since 9/11, federal law enforcement has increased its footprint in the United States and throughout the world and continues to grow. Here is a look at these agencies and their role in law enforcement.
By Mark Riccardi, Program Director, Homeland Security at American Military University
Crowdsourcing, or using the power of the Internet and social media to “virtually” bring together large groups of people in support of a cause or event, has successfully been used to help emergency responders during disaster management.
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- Disaster Recovery: Public Health Challenges 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina August 21, 2015
- Maritime Experts Gather to Define Cybersecurity Research Challenges August 17, 2015
- Making the Transition from Officer to Educator, One Phase at a Time September 3, 2015
- Looking to Change Careers? September 2, 2015
- When Officers Become the Target: How to Protect Yourself from Doxing September 1, 2015
- Teamwork and the Different Roles in Investigating Child Abuse August 31, 2015
- Know How to Avoid Teamwork Pitfalls August 29, 2015
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