An increasing number of criminals are conducting their activity online, and law enforcement officers need the skills to keep up. Watch this short video about how American Military University restructured its BSc in Criminal Justice to focus on digital forensics.
By Robert Hiller
Sometimes even a seemingly innocent question about their work can trigger deep-rooted anxiety and stress for firefighters. Learn how firefighters can educate those around them to avoid discussing difficult calls.
Criminal profiling can be an effective tool for identifying suspects of a crime, but it must be differentiated from racial profiling. Learn more about the crucial distinction and the harm caused by race-based profiling.
Community paramedicine allows EMTs to provide medical assistance to patients in their homes. Learn how this model can help relieve overburdened EMS units in the opioid crisis.
Information warfare is now being waged in political, social, and commercial arenas. Today's analysts must understand new and emerging techniques that are being used to manipulate open-source information.
By Dr. Jennifer Sedillo and Nirav Patel
Kratom is a herbal supplement commonly used to treat opioid withdrawal. However, much is unknown about its active ingredients. Learn more about kratom and why it's so important for there to be further investigation into its addictive nature and potential harm to users.
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.