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INLETS 2014: Commander During 2011 Oslo Attacks Discusses Response, Gives Lessons Learned

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

One of the premier presentations at the 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic INLETS: Violent Crimes & Terrorism Trends seminar came from Anders Snortheimsmoen, commander of the Delta Norga, Oslo Police Distrik in Norway during two sequential lone-wolf attacks in 2011. Anders’ presentation focused on the importance of preparedness and lessons learned after these attacks.

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Organized Crime’s Involvement in Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking

Organized Crime’s Involvement in Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking

By Dena Weiss, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

Organized crime plays a significant role in human trafficking in countries worldwide. Often beginning as a voluntary action, human trafficking quickly turns into the recruitment, transport, and control of an individual. The criminal act not only involves trafficking an individual, but also the demand for exorbitant fees to transport a person and create fraudulent passport documents.

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Don’t Fear Theory: The Role of Criminal Justice Theory on Your Department’s Policies

Don’t Fear Theory: The Role of Criminal Justice Theory on Your Department’s Policies

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

Whenever I mention the word “theory” to students I am met with a combination of emotions, including dread, confusion and the occasional fear in regards to math! Often these mixed emotions are due to a lack of understanding of what theory is and how it impacts the study of criminal justice.

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Memphis Police “Blue Flu” Protest Sheds Light on Limitations of Tools

By Dr. Chuck Russo, faculty member at American Military University

Most know and agree that law enforcement officers—and other public safety personnel—cannot strike. The ensuing situation would be pure chaos. If all officers, deputies, troopers, corrections officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers, and other public safety personnel stayed home for a few days, things would get pretty ugly, pretty quickly.

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Know the Language of Human Trafficking: A Glossary of Sex Trafficking Terms

Correction officers in our nation’s prisons and jails may be among the best positioned of all law enforcement officers to throw roadblocks in the way of human trafficking crimes.

John Meekins has been a correctional officer in a women’s prison for more than nine years and has witnessed inmates being solicited and coerced while behind bars.

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The Cases that Led to the Supreme Court Ruling on Cell Phone Warrants

By Gary Minor, criminal justice faculty at American Military University

On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the ability to conduct blanket searches of cell phones from an arrested person violated the Fourth Amendment. The case was a combination of two cases: No.

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Local Law Enforcement’s Role in Combating Human Trafficking

By Jarrod Sadulski, professor of criminal justice at American Military University

Human trafficking is not just an international issue. According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 41 percent of sex trafficking cases and 20 percent of labor trafficking cases listed U.S. citizens as victims (Polaris Project, 2014).

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