Prisons have long been breeding grounds for communicable diseases, so when COVID-19 hit, those working in corrections were accustomed to the health and safety protocol intended to reduce the spread of the virus. Despite this, the coronavirus has spread rampantly within facilities. In this episode, learn about additional controversial measures aimed at stopping COVID-19 from spreading.
In September 2004, 22-year-old college student Rebekah Gould was murdered. Her case remains unsolved. In the first episode of this five-part podcast series, learn about the evidence in this cold case from Jennifer Bucholtz, a criminal justice and forensic science professor at American Military University, who has spent months reviewing and analyzing the facts of this unsolved murder.
In this podcast, Dr. Kevin Kupietz talks about being deployed to evacuate cruise ships as a member of the National Disaster Medical System. Learn how the COVID-19 outbreak has forced emergency managers to be adaptable, flexible and creative; the importance of all-hazards training; the value of diversity among emergency management professionals; and the need for more volunteers during this uncertain time.
In this podcast episode, AMU's Drs. Kate Brannum and Michelle Watts discuss their research examining how a mostly volunteer fire service in Guatemala responded to the catastrophic eruption of Volcan de Fuego in 2018 with minimal financial support from the government.
The fast spread of coronavirus poses a major risk to public health in the US and globally. In this podcast, AMU’s Dr. Samer Koutoubi discusses COVID-19’s impact on schools and businesses, local health protocols, the benefits of social distancing, and how communities can prepare for the growing number of cases.
In this podcast episode, Robert Hood, the former warden of the Supermax, discusses how his background as an educator inspired him to institute individualized education plans, or IEPs, and how he believes this strategy could be applied on a larger scale to help more inmates successfully reenter society.