In this short video, AMU's Dr. Chuck Russo shares insight as a former background investigator about the top three things agencies look for when hiring an officer, the most common mistakes applicants make, and how they can prepare for the in-person interview.
By Dr. Michael Pittaro
Soft skills, such as interpersonal communication skills, are central to the work of officers, yet they are so often overlooked. Learn why all criminal justice professionals should consider how soft skills can be honed and applied on the job.
By Dudley Bush and Jessica Lee
The Cognitive Community Model is a reentry program that has had great success at the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC). Learn more about the program where offenders live together in a structured and supportive community environment.
By Vicky A. Bufano
National controversy arose over whether designs for 3D-printed guns should be made available online, highlighting the need for clear, effective gun laws. Learn more about the issue and why uniform regulation needs to be prioritized.
In this video, American Military University's Dr. Michael Pittaro explains why transformational leadership and emotional intelligence go hand in hand in the field of corrections.
By Michele Ice
When firefighters from the Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services lost one of their own to cardiac arrest, they took steps to ensure it wouldn't happen again. Learn how check-ups, heart scans and prioritizing fitness have made all the difference.
By Dr. Jarrod Sadulski
There are numerous information-sharing resources designed to help local law enforcement combat terrorism. Learn more about the available resources that officers should be integrating in their anti-terrorism efforts.
By Dr. Michael Pittaro
The findings of a grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania uncovered decades of horrendous sexual abuse by hundreds of Catholic priests. To bring the accused priests to trial, statute of limitations laws must be changed.
By Jinnie Chua
As police-community relations continue to disintegrate in many towns and cities, how can community policing change the way the public perceives officers? One 26-year veteran officer shares the importance of officers being warriors, servant and leaders.