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The Prison Pipeline: Helping Trafficking Victims Requires Officer Training, Legal Support

By Larson Binzer

In too many cases, human trafficking victims are wrongly accused and charged with engaging in prostitution. To stop this from happening, correctional officers must be trained to recognize signs of trafficking and victims need to be provided with proper legal support. Find out more about the assistance that is available and what more is needed to help victims.

Court Ruling Restricts Police Use of TASERS

By Christopher L. McFarlin

Law enforcement's use of electronic control devices (ECDs) such as TASERs continues to garner public accusations of excessive and unnecessary use. A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which applies to five states, may further muddy the law on ECD use as well as the qualified immunity of police officers. How could this ruling impact your agency's policy on ECD use?