Belize Central Prison has not had a single reported case of COVID-19. In this podcast episode, learn about the measures implemented to prevent infections and the importance of educating prisoners about the virus so they understand the reason behind new protocols.
By Gary Deel
The U.S. criminal justice system assumes that people possess free will to make decisions and thus people are accountable for their choices. But is this logic skewed? Do people really have free will?
The field of corrections faces many impending changes as national leaders assess the country’s criminal justice system. To address such changes and their impact on correctional officers and administrators, In Public Safety has created an online magazine. This online publication addresses everything from dealing with mentally ill inmates to identifying human trafficking networks behind prison walls.
By Nicole Cain
Deception is considered unethical in most situations; however, most police detectives consider it an invaluable tool to obtain a confession. Learn how the parameters of using strategic deception in police interrogations have been established through case law.
The majority of individuals in the nation’s criminal justice system have substance abuse issues. Suffice it to say, knowledge of drugs and their effects is very important to anyone working in the criminal justice system, especially those working in probation or parole.
To help officers determine if someone is under the influence of drugs, a group of officers in California developed a program called the drug abuse recognition (DAR) course. The DAR program was developed to help identify individuals currently under the influence of drugs, which makes it ideal for use by probation and parole officers, correctional officers, private industry, and school officials. AMU criminal justice student Keith Graves writes about the benefits of this unique program.
With the rise in domestic violence, there is a greater need to understand why and to what extent certain individuals become victims of domestic violence. AMU's Dr. Jade Pumphrey discusses the study of victimology and why it's important to understand the role that victims play in their victimization and how this has led to some important legislation for victims.