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Why Sunil Dutta’s Position on Police Authority and Respect Needs to Be Reconsidered

Why Sunil Dutta’s Position on Police Authority and Respect Needs to Be Reconsidered

By Dr. Vincent Giordano, program director, criminal justice at American Public University

Recently Sunil Dutta, a professor of homeland security at Colorado Tech University who spent 17 years as an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, published an opinion piece in The Washington Post titled: I’m a cop.

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Riot Police

Strong Community Relations Among the Lessons of Ferguson

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

As tension and violence continued to escalate this past weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, there remains intense scrutiny about the response by police. Some vocal critics, like Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, accuse the department of being heavy-handed by using tear gas and other crowd disbursement techniques on peaceful protestors.

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Burglary

Case Analysis: The Teamwork Involved in Catching a Serial Burglar in Florida

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

Conducting a criminal investigation is a team effort—no crime is solved by just one person. Such investigations involve many people including crime scene technicians, crime analysts, patrol officers, confidential informants, citizens and others. Detectives must also utilize multiple resources and tools to help them solve a crime.

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Tired Driver

Do We Need “Driving While Drowsy” Laws?

By Tamara Herdener, faculty member, Legal Studies at American Public University

Early this summer, the headlines were filled with the tragic news of an accident involving comedian and TV star Tracy Morgan. His limo was struck by a semi-truck whose driver allegedly had not slept for almost 24 hours.

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Is Decriminalizing Disorderly Behavior Good for Society?

Is Decriminalizing Disorderly Behavior Good for Society?

By Vincent Giordano, program director, criminal justice at American Public University

In the past decade there has been a growing argument made within the criminal justice community that society should move toward decriminalizing so-called “victimless crimes.” Wilson and Kelling (as cited in Cole & Gertz, 2012) argue that the move to decriminalize behavior that is often viewed as not harming anyone would actually be greatly detrimental to a community.

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INLETS 2014: Gang-Controlled Sex Trafficking Rings on the Rise

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

During the 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic INLETS: Violent Crimes & Terrorism Trends seminar, Special Agent Jeff Johannes, a member of the Child Exploitation Task Force with the FBI Washington, D.C. Field Office, presented on the emerging involvement of gangs in sex trafficking.

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Domestic Violence – male victims

Breaking Down Barriers: New Research Suggests Women Are Just as Likely as Men to be Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

By Michael Pittaro, assistant professor, criminal justice, American Public University

Over the past few decades, criminal justice researchers, practitioners, and public policymakers have dedicated a considerable amount of time, effort, and resources to the study of domestic violence, particularly in creating and implementing programs geared towards its prevention (Pattavina, Hirschel, Buzawa, Faggiani & Bentley, 2007).

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