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Making the Transition from Officer to Educator, One Phase at a Time

Making the Transition from Officer to Educator, One Phase at a Time

Are you considering changing careers? AMU criminal justice professor, Dr. Ron Wallace, shares the different phases of his career and how he went from being a parole/probation officer to finding his next passion, which was providing technology solutions for correctional facilities. After a downturn in the economy, he decided to go back to school and the rest is history. What lessons can you learn from Dr. Wallace's experience changing careers?

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When Officers Become the Target: How to Protect Yourself from Doxing

When Officers Become the Target: How to Protect Yourself from Doxing

Police officers around the country are being subjected to doxing, which is when an individual's personal information is posted online, typically with malicious intent. Once an individual has been exposed through doxing, they may be targeted for online harassment.

“Any officer could end up in situation where you do everything right in accordance with agency policy, but the incident is captured on video and it looks wrong to the public. It happens all the time and as soon as your name is released to the public, you become a target,” said American Military University's James Deater. “You may not be able to stop it, but you can at least make it difficult for people to find your private information.”

Learn more about how to secure your personal information.

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Teamwork and the Different Roles in Investigating Child Abuse

Investigating alleged child abuse requires strong teamwork among police, social service personnel, medical personnel, and teachers. While all these professionals have an important role in identifying abuse, the most effective teamwork involves coordination that allows each professional to act within his or her area of expertise.

AMU professor Michael Beshears writes about why it's important for teachers and medical professionals to leave the investigation and questioning of children suspected to be the victims of abuse to professionals trained in proper interviewing techniques of children.

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Know How to Avoid Teamwork Pitfalls

Teamwork, especially among law enforcement officers, is a crucial aspect of the job. However, the effectiveness of teams is largely dependent on leadership’s commitment to teamwork and the willingness of individuals to be strong team members. AMU criminal justice professor Michelle Beshears writes about the five distinct dysfunctions that police leaders need to be aware of that could threaten effective teams within their agencies.

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Ashley Madison Hack Will End Careers

In July 2015, hackers accessed account information of millions of users of the Ashley Madison, Cougar Life, and Established Men websites. These websites facilitate extramarital affairs as well as romantic and sexual encounters. While this stolen information could result in identity theft and fraud, it may have longer-lasting effects for the criminal justice community. AMU's Dr. Chuck Russo writes about how this hack could impact current and future law enforcement professionals.

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Strong Teamwork Needed to Solve Violent Crimes

Despite what fictional crime dramas portray, violent crimes are never solved by a lone detective or a crime-sleuthing duo. Investigating violent crimes—and specifically homicides—requires extensive teamwork. AMU criminal justice professor Nicole Cain writes about the professionals involved in solving crimes including first responders, detectives, crime scene investigators, forensic scientists, medical examiners and more. Learn more about how these professionals have to work together to solve crimes.

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Prevent Police-Involved Shootings with Education, Training

Prevent Police-Involved Shootings with Education, Training

In the first five months of 2015, there were 306 fatal police shootings in the U.S., reported The Washington Post. All law enforcement-involved shootings are preventable if officers and citizens understand one another. AMU's Chuck Russo and Anthony Galante discuss what agencies and citizens can do to prevent police-involved shootings.

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