Do law enforcement agencies incorporate too many military tactics and equipment in their policing efforts? In this episode, Dr. Bjorn Mercer talks to AMU Criminal Justice program director, Dr. Chuck Russo, about the origins of the military and domestic law enforcement as well as the benefits and downfalls of ongoing collaboration and more.
Many criminal activities like human trafficking, cybercrime, drug trafficking, and organized crime go beyond national borders. In this episode, AMU criminal justice professor Dr. Jarrod Sadulski talks with Mikel Irizar, Operations Specialist at INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Learn how INTERPOL assists its 194 member-nations by coordinating criminal investigations, providing resources, sharing intelligence data, and more.
In this podcast episode, AMU criminal justice professor Jennifer Bucholtz discusses how genetic genealogy databases can help solve cold cases by identifying unknown DNA samples of both criminals and victims. Learn more about the challenges of using this advanced investigative technique and why it's so important for law enforcement to educate the public about policies and procedures in order to alleviate privacy concerns.
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.