Law Enforcement

 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers topics of particular interest and focus for those in the Law Enforcement profession on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge in ways that will be immediately applicable to your law enforcement role by reviewing some of the information below.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Gary Cordner
09 / 25 / 2018

The National Institute of Justice is the research and science agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ started a LEADS Scholars program 5 years ago to support sworn mid-career [...]

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Managing Public Criticism
Amy Morgan
09 / 27 / 2018

Public safety personnel, especially those in law enforcement, are receiving public criticism more and more every day about how they’re doing their jobs.  The more we hear, [...]

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Bray Barnes
10 / 03 / 2018

When the Department of Homeland Security was created in 2003, the world was a very different place. Fresh from the shock of 9/11, the Department was stood-up to “protect the homeland,&[...]

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Growing and Nurturing Elder Abuse MDTs
Lindsay Calamia
Peg Horan
10 / 04 / 2018

The beauty of an elder abuse multidisciplinary team is that it can evolve, grow and naturally, powerfully, integrate with a region’s intervention options for older adults who are [...]

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Setting Up Your Firearms Surrender Program
Krystle Curley
Kimberly Wyatt
10 / 04 / 2018

Removing firearms from those who are prohibited is easier said than done.  Learn how King County, Washington came together to create a regional and multidisciplinary approach to removing firearms [...]

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Eric Witzig
Thomas Hargrove
10 / 09 / 2018

Every year, at least 5,000 killers get away with murder. Founded in 2015, The Murder Accountability Project (MAP) is the nation's most complete accounting of case information for more [...]

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Peter Bellmio
10 / 11 / 2018

This is the first of three webinars on patrol staffing assessment. Police agencies need to be able to accurately measure and explain patrol workload so that they inform policy makers [...]

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Kimberly Miller
10 / 17 / 2018

Bias is a hot topic these days and it is often associated with a great deal of negativity and judgment. However, the truth is implicit bias happens outside of our [...]

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NCMEC-Online-Enticement-of-Children_-Trends-and-Patterns
Stacy Jeleniewski
10 / 23 / 2018

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children operates the CyberTipline, the nation’s centralized reporting system for suspected child sexual exploitation.  In 2017 alone, the CyberTipline received more [...]

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Carrie Hill
10 / 24 / 2018

The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) was passed by Congress in 1996 in an attempt to limit the large number of frivolous cases brought by inmates in federal courts:  Inmates [...]

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Darryl Barr
Ron Nichols
10 / 25 / 2018

 If one looks at the history of firearm identification, one will find a history rich in knowledge and tradition. The procedures and processes set in motion by the founding [...]

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Maureen Q. McGough
James Doyle
10 / 30 / 2018

In criminal justice, a “sentinel event” is a bad outcome that might include a death in custody, routine police encounter that escalates to violence, mishandling of evidence, wrongful [...]

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Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM
11 / 06 / 2018

The opioid crisis has impacted animal welfare and working dog safety in several ways. This webinar reviews the risks to pets of opioid abusers and working K9s. Recommendations will [...]

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Carrie Hill
11 / 07 / 2018

The opioid epidemic is plaguing our nation and our nation’s jails.  This webinar will review Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) within the jail setting.  The overview will [...]

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Michelle Welch
11 / 28 / 2018

Just like Dogfighting, Cockfighting has links to other crimes like narcotics, and gambling and often involves large asset forfeitures.  This training will give local and state law enforcement and [...]

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Understanding Sexual Violence and Appropriate Responses to Survivors
Jason Vail Cruz
Lindsay Ashworth
11 / 29 / 2018

This one-hour training is appropriate for justice professionals working with victims of sexual violence. After a brief overview of the dynamics of sexual violence, the neurobiology of trauma, and the [...]

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NCMEC Online luring
Bobby Ladson
12 / 04 / 2018

This webinar will discuss a disturbing trend over the past several years of children being lured online.  These cases often end with horrible outcomes for the children, including abduction, [...]

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Peter Bellmio
12 / 06 / 2018

This is the second of three webinars on patrol staffing analysis.  Workload-based models for determining staffing for presentation at budget and for patrol personnel needed on duty by hour [...]

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Kimberly Miller
12 / 11 / 2018

Public safety professionals are passionate about serving others; however, this calling can take its toll. High stress, low sleep, dealing with the worst of society and witnessing human tragedy reduces [...]

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Animal Cruelty Investigations and Prosecutions
Jessica Rock
12 / 13 / 2018

Animal cruelty is more than just a legal issue, it’s a community issue. If you improve animal welfare in a community, you improve public safety for everyone. This [...]

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Carrie Hill
01 / 09 / 2019

Our nation’s jails are experiencing a crisis in managing and treating our inmate’s with mental illness.  This seminar will discuss the legal requirements regarding the [...]

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Michelle Welch
01 / 15 / 2019

“Batterers who also abuse their pets are both more controlling and use more dangerous forms of violence [sexual violence, marital rape, emotional violence and stalking] than batterers who do [...]

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Bray Barnes
Leonard Nerbetski
01 / 22 / 2019

Making good decisions and solving complex problems requires good information and intelligence.  This presentation will explain the role that intelligence should play in supporting the emergency management discipline throughout [...]

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Leigh Anne Garrard
01 / 31 / 2019

This webinar will cover the common elements of neglect and cruelty Law Enforcement Officers will encounter on a daily basis.  The instructor will cover tools learned throughout her experience [...]

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Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer
01 / 31 / 2019

Abusive head trauma/inflicted traumatic brain injury cases (formerly “shaken baby syndrome”) are among the most difficult child physical abuse cases to prosecute.  Investigators & prosecutors are [...]

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Peter Bellmio
02 / 05 / 2019

This is a contentious issue in many police agencies. There is no generally accepted “best schedule."  Each system has advantages and disadvantages that must be weighed based [...]

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Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM
02 / 12 / 2019

Veterinarians can help investigators better document cases of alleged animal maltreatment. Not all veterinarians have training in the emerging field of veterinary forensics but investigators can provide veterinarians with guidance [...]

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Dog Fighting Investigations and Prosecutions
Jessica Rock
02 / 21 / 2019

Dog fighting is one of the most heinous forms of animal cruelty. Fighting dogs are regularly conditioned for fighting through the use of drugs, including steroids to enhance muscle mass [...]

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Michelle Welch
03 / 05 / 2019

Utilizing specialized prosecutions units and taskforces to aid local law enforcement in investigating difficult investigations and prosecutions.  Today, there are so many crimes vying for law enforcement’s [...]

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Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer
04 / 18 / 2019

The investigation and prosecution of Abusive Head Trauma cases is fraught with perceived contradictions in the medical literature.  In fact, AHT is very well accepted medical concept worldwide [...]

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Jeff Fox
05 / 02 / 2019

This course provides highlights and key points from Dr Fox’s book “The Ultimate Guide to Excellent Teaching and Training – Face-to-Face and Online." The course is [...]

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Adam Leath
06 / 18 / 2019

**NOTE: Due to the nature of this webinar content, all webinar attendees must be affiliated with a justice-related organization. Please use your professional, organizational email when registering for this [...]

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Roger Blevins
07 / 09 / 2019

When is a bruise not just a bruise?  When it represents an injury mechanism that was potentially life-threatening to a child.  Jurors frequently do not understand the force [...]

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Terry Mills
08 / 27 / 2019

**NOTE: Due to the nature of this webinar content, all webinar attendees must be affiliated with a justice-related organization. Please use your professional, organizational email when registering for this [...]

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Roger Blevins
09 / 10 / 2019

Ninety five percent of all delayed ano-genital examinations in cases of suspected child sexual abuse are normal.  While usually normal, delayed sexual abuse examinations are noninvasive & are critical [...]

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Jeff Fox
09 / 12 / 2019

This course provides highlights and key points from Dr. Fox’s book “The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer: A Guide to Professional Policing.” This [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Gary Cordner

The National Institute of Justice is the research and science agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ started a LEADS Scholars program 5 years ago to support sworn mid-career [...]

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Courtroom Witness
Jessica Rock

Police officers face many difficult tasks over the course of their career but testifying in court can be one of the most stressful. At some point, no matter what their [...]

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Why Did You Shoot My Dog
John Thompson

72.9 million US households report to having at least one pet – that means one in every 5 American has a dog, cat or other pets. These days, more and more household [...]

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Breaking Your Own News
Dean Cunningham
Kate Kimble

Technology helped a lot for people to keep in touch and stay updated whether it is with other people or with their community. Every minute, millions of content are being [...]

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Kaitlin Seale
Colleen Owens

Labor trafficking is a modern form of slavery with a goal to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Labor traffickers commit both civil and criminal violations, from [...]

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Body Camera Research
Michael White

In the summer of 2014, two critical cases pressured the federal government to support transparency and accountability from law enforcement. Employing body-worn cameras is identified to be one of the ways [...]

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Eugene Kipniss
Stacey A. Wright

As cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum become more popular and even integrated into our lives, the bad guys are also on the lookout on how to exploit these innovations for [...]

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Future of Emergency Communications
Kevin Morison

The numbers 9-1-1 has become synonymous with emergency response, not just within the United States but even in the other parts of the globe. Children are taught how to [...]

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Articles

During their presentation, "Domestic Violence and Firearm Relinquishment: From Honor System to Actual Enforcement," presenters Sandra Shanahan and Kim Wyatt shared a great saying they learned from [...]

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Webinar presenter John Thompson of the National Sheriffs Association answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Officer, Why'd You Shoot My Dog?" Here are a [...]

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Webinar presenter Cassie Johnson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Restorative Justice Intervention Program: a Case Study." Here are a few of her responses.   [...]

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raise hand Q&A Children as Witnesses in DV Cases

Webinar presenters Harmony Goorley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "​Recipes for Controlling the Emotional Hijack." Here are a few of her responses.   [...]

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Q&A Questions

Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Dealing with the Dark Side: How to Handle Your Most Difficult Employees." Here [...]

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Webinar presenters Kate Kimble and Dean Cunningham answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Breaking Your Own News." Here are a few of their responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Aamodt answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Hiring Great People: What Best Predicts the Performance of Law Enforcement Personnel." Here [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic violence and guns can be a lethal combination.  In 2014, Washington State adopted a firearms relinquishment law allowing courts to issue “Orders to Surrender Weapons” [...]

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