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Developing a Modernized Reserve Unit: Infrastructural Considerations

By Christopher L. McFarlin, J.D., Criminal Justice

Across the country, police departments continuously rely on units of reserve officers for a multitude of assignments. However, historically, there has always been a divide between full-time officers and reserve officers. This is, in large part, due to the fact that full-time police officers don’t see reserve officers as their equals. AMU criminal justice professor Christopher McFarlin writes about how agencies who intend to continue or increase their use of reserve officers must adapt a command and management structures, determine requirements of relevant state laws, and focus their attention on integrating reserve officers into the wider department.

Interview Questions for Victims of Domestic Violence

By Dr. Gary Minor

Beginning in the mid-1980s, states nationwide began changing domestic violence laws and the criminal justice community began treating domestic violence on the same level as violence involving strangers. To accommodate these legislative changes, police agencies have had to refine how they investigate domestic violence cases. AMU criminal justice professor Gary Minor highlights two sets of questions that officers should ask victims to help build a case against an abuser.

Impact of Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling on Criminal Justice Agencies

The recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states will affect many areas of society, including all segments of the criminal justice system. While the full impact of this ruling will take some time to sort out, there are several immediate issues facing criminal justice agencies. AMU professor Ron Wallace discusses some of the issues that criminal justice agencies must address in light of this new court ruling.

Elder Abuse: A Critical Issue for Law Enforcement

An 86-year-old woman’s adult son moves back in with his mother after a divorce. Unemployed with an alcohol and drug addiction, he starts using his mother’s ATM card at the corner liquor store to withdraw cash to pay off his heroin dealer. When the mother confronts her son about the missing money, he tells her she must be “losing it” and threatens to put her in a nursing home if she ever mentions this to anyone.

The Value of Police Video Training: A Look at Ontario’s Police Video Training Alliance

By Michael Sale

As I returned home from the annual re-training conference of the FBI National Academy Associates, I could see the Purolator sticker on the front door when I pulled into the driveway. I wasn’t expecting anything to be delivered while I was away, but my curiosity piqued when I arrived at the local depot the next morning and was handed a large, bulky envelope from the Niagara Regional Police.