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EMTs On The Front Lines in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

By Leischen Stelter

As an emergency medical responder, chances are you have treated victims of human trafficking and child sex-trafficking. At the time, you may not have recognized it, or, if you did suspect something, you may not have known what to do. Here are some things first responders should look for as indicators of a trafficked person and how they should communicate with law enforcement.

Strong Teamwork Needed to Solve Violent Crimes

Despite what fictional crime dramas portray, violent crimes are never solved by a lone detective or a crime-sleuthing duo. Investigating violent crimes—and specifically homicides—requires extensive teamwork. AMU criminal justice professor Nicole Cain writes about the professionals involved in solving crimes including first responders, detectives, crime scene investigators, forensic scientists, medical examiners and more. Learn more about how these professionals have to work together to solve crimes.

Making the Shift to Intelligence-Led Corrections

By Dr. Kelli Frakes

Intelligence-led policing (ILP) has been embraced by law enforcement as an effective tool, but intelligence-led practices remain limited in corrections, despite the fact that there is a wealth of information in correctional facilities. Dr. Kelli Frakes discusses why agencies need to identify the best methods to share information among agencies.

How to Use Social Media to Investigate Missing Child Cases

In May, American Military University (AMU) hosted a webinar in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). This webinar focused on advanced social media investigation techniques to help law enforcement officers and agencies locate and rescue lost or missing children. Learn more about using social media for investigations including self-destructing and secret apps that officers should be aware of during such investigations.

Tips for Investigating Cases of Child Sex Abuse

It is difficult to determine exactly how many cases of child sexual abuse occur in the U.S. because so many cases go unreported, but it's estimated that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are victims of child sexual abuse. As a law enforcement officer, it is important to know best practices in handling these cases including how to interview the child, what kind of evidence to collect, and the proper investigative units to contact.