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Drawbacks of Mandating Universities Report Sexual Assaults to Police

Campus sexual assaults have received intense media attention recently—from the disputed rape allegation and pending lawsuits at Columbia University to the retracted Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.

Such cases have ignited conversations about how to reduce the number of assaults as well as hold perpetrators accountable. One suggestion made repeatedly is to mandate that colleges and universities report assaults directly to law enforcement when they become aware of allegations. AMU's Tim Hardiman writes about why such mandates may discourage victims from reporting crimes.

Judge rules Twitter Must Turn over Tweets of Occupy Wall Street Protestor to aid in Police Investigation

By Tim Hardiman On Oct. 1, 2011 more than 700 people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct during an Occupy Wall Street march. One of those arrested was Malcom Harris, who used Twitter to share information about the events of that day. In early July, a New York judge ruled that Twitter must turn over Harris’s tweets in compliance with a request from the Manhattan District Attorney, who claims that the tweets will reveal the truth of what happened that day. What implications does this ruling have for law enforcement, prosecutors and defendants?

Lie Detector: Do Investigators have the Proper Training to Identify False Information?

By Timothy Hardiman How can you tell when someone is lying? It's an age-old question for law enforcement officers and a skill that requires a high-level of training and practice to master. During my study of the topic and extensive experience conducting interviews as a law enforcement officer, I believe it is difficult for investigators to be able to detect deception in routine interviews and interrogations.

Interview Tips for Police Officers Transitioning to the Private Sector

By Tim Hardiman Many police officers are able to retire from their police careers long before they are ready to never work again. They are interested in the financial benefits of collecting a pension along with a regular paycheck to truly experience financial independence. Many retiring officers choose to transition into the private sector, but making this transition can be challenging.