Public Safety Issues
By Andrew Bell and Bruce Razey
During an active shooter event, it's critical that civilians know what to do in the few minutes it takes police to arrive. From understanding the run, hide, fight concept to providing basic first aid, teaching people how to respond during a mass shooting can mean the difference between life and death.
By Dr. Michael Pittaro
Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy after being sued for its aggressive sale and marketing of OxyContin. While holding suppliers accountable is a step in the right direction, more needs to be done to address the opioid epidemic.
By Dudley Bush and Jessica Lee
The Cognitive Community model has contributed to significant reductions in recidivism rates in Virginia. Learn about the VADOC's challenges in maintaining program fidelity as it worked to expand and replicate the program throughout the state.
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.
By Dr. Kate Brannum
The Bundys, who have been linked to the right wing militia movement among others, pose a serious extremist threat to society. So why do so many continue to disregard the danger that Ammon Bundy and his followers present? Learn why the threat from the Bundys needs to be reevaluated.
By Leischen Stelter
Air travel is a surprisingly common way for human traffickers to transport victims. Learn about the federal government's new initiative to train aviation personnel to identify and report trafficking. Is the government covering all its bases when it comes to monitoring the transportation networks of traffickers or can more be done?