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 B.S. in Criminal Justice to focus on digital forensics.
By Dr. Dena Weiss
Despite requirements, many military branches are failing to submit data of convicted servicemembers to the federal government. Learn more about the problem and the consequences to public safety.
By Dr. Chuck Russo and Katherine C. Russo
Direct-to-consumer genealogy testing services have been behind some of law enforcement's recent cold case breakthroughs. Learn how investigators have successfully utilized these services and how privacy concerns must be incorporated into future considerations.
By Jennifer Bucholtz
The Golden State Killer's identity remained unknown for decades, until investigator Paul Holes submitted a sample of the killer's DNA to an ancestry site. Learn how Holes tracked down the primary suspect and how other cold cases could be solved in a similar way.
By Dena Weiss
Developing latent prints from a crime scene can be a long and tricky and process, but new technology is set to change that. Learn about the new process that can save investigators valuable time.
By Jennifer Bourgeois
Once you’ve had your "aha moment," the work has only just begun to turn that dream into reality. Jennifer Bourgeois, an AMU criminal justice professor, shares her experience and advice on how you can get started.