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The Importance of Soft Skills for Criminal Justice Professionals

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.

3D-Printed Guns: Regulations and Legal Implications

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.

Transformational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in Corrections

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.

How Cardiovascular Check-Ups Save Firefighter Lives

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.

Resources for Local Law Enforcement to Fight Domestic Terrorism

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.

Catholic Priest Sexual Abuse Report: Why States Need to Change Statute of Limitations Laws

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.

Rebuilding Trust in Officers Through Community Policing

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, servants and leaders.