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EMS and the Burden of Explanation to Lawmakers

By Allison G. S. Knox, M.A., EMT-B, Faculty at American Military University

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is an intriguing policy area because it encompasses numerous issue areas at the local, state and federal levels of government. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are cross-trained between emergency medicine and public safety, which allows them to be creative and resourceful when handling 9-1-1 emergencies.

Law Enforcement and Legislation: “Patronize” and “Solicit” are Two Words That Make a World of Difference

By Terri Galvan, adjunct faculty at American Public University System

Can the words “patronize” and “solicit” make a difference in the fight against sex-trafficking? The current sponsors of HR 2805 think so.

As it stands, a person must recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain or maintain another human being to meet the definition of a sex-trafficker.

Student Highlight: Intelligence Analyst Applies Classroom Learning Directly to the Field

By Leischen Stelter

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is that I have the privilege of speaking with many of our students and alumni. First of all, it’s an extremely humbling experience. As you may (or may not) know, American Military University (AMU) is the number one provider of higher education to the military, so many of our students are deployed during their degree programs.

A New Spin on the Oldest Profession: How the Internet has Changed Prostitution

By Terri Galvan, professor at American Public University

The Internet is rapidly changing all aspects of our lives, including one of the oldest professions in the world – prostitution. For an industry that was once largely confined to well-known “strolls,” truck stops, and seedy brothels, technology has allowed for a level of growth that might be admirable if the consequences weren’t so devastating for the victims of sexual exploitation.