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Stop Hate Crimes

Extremist Groups in the U.S: Exposing the Hate

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

Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin founded the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 1971. The SPLC is an organization dedicated to exposing and combating radical extremism, hate, and bigotry while seeking justice for the most vulnerable citizens in our society (SPLC, 2014). The SPLC works …

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The Fight Against Organized Crime: RICO Stands the Test of Time

By Michael Beshears, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

The Racketeer-Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) was enacted in 1970, as Title IX of the Organized Crime Control Act. This legislation sought nothing less than the eradication of organized crime in the United States.

RICO opened the doors for prosecutors, allowing them to paint a more complete …

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Emotional Intelligence

Managing Law Enforcement Stress Through Emotional Intelligence

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

Law enforcement emotional intelligence is defined as the ability of the officer to manage and use his/her emotions in a positive and constructive way, and to manage healthy relationships within the department and within other supporting agencies in the criminal justice system (Allam, 2011; Dumbrava, 2011).

Officers who …

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Ecstasy (Part I): Understanding “The Love Drug”

By Dr. Allan Conkey, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

This is the first in a three-part series on the subject of the illegal drug known as Ecstasy (the most common name for MDMA, which is also referred to as Hug, Molly, X-TC, The Love Drug, and others).

The two upcoming articles in this series …

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Domestic Drones To Enhance U.S. Patrol Procedures

Domestic Drones To Enhance U.S. Patrol Procedures

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

In Tijuana, Mexico, the local police are using unarmed drone aircraft equipped with video cameras as part of their increased patrol presence. These low-altitude and small unmanned aircraft are stealth and quiet in flight because they use lithium polymer batteries (LiPo), which gives them approximately 20 minutes of …

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The Ongoing Debate About Collecting DNA After An Arrest, But Before A Conviction

By Nicole Cain M.S., full-time faculty member at American Military University

Does the collection of DNA samples from those arrested for specific offenses—but not convicted—encroach on the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizures or is it an effective investigative tool?

The goal of criminal investigators is to identify and apprehend criminal offenders. Investigators achieve this goal by determining …

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Fight or Flight: How to Cope in the Aftermath of Stressful, Life-Threatening Situations

Fight or Flight: How to Cope in the Aftermath of Stressful, Life-Threatening Situations

By Rob Stallworth

It seems like a simple concept when faced with imminent danger: You either fight for your life, or you run away in order to possibly increase the odds of preserving your life. Being placed in a “flight or fight” position can increase your heart rate and pump blood to your muscles in order for you to engage …

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