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

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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Ray Nash
01 / 10 / 2019

With law enforcement tactics under intense scrutiny by the public, the courts, and the media, it is essential for both investigators and street officers to master the art of interviewing [...]

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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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Eric La Scola
01 / 16 / 2019

An exceeding number of police departments and law enforcement agencies, whose officers spend upwards of 3-4 hours a day completing incident reports and other time-sensitive paperwork, are turning to smarter [...]

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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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Vicki Assegued
01 / 22 / 2019

Restorative Justice offers a refreshing and effective approach for addressing crime in a way that includes the victim, offender and community in a voluntary dialogue process that addresses the harm, [...]

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Corey Yunke
01 / 29 / 2019

From protecting image to disseminating important public safety information, there are many great reasons to open up your agency to the world of Social Media. However, taking that first step [...]

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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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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.
02 / 07 / 2019

Law enforcement professionals are under a lot of scrutiny these days. Stay ahead of the critics and learn the latest Supreme Court cases and best practices in the use of [...]

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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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Ray Nash
02 / 14 / 2019

When conducting a forensic interview, the interviewer must constantly evaluate the credibility of the subject. Being sensitized to the ten types of lies commonly used by deceptive subjects will aid [...]

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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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Mark Warren
02 / 21 / 2019

In the first of this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe [...]

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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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Vicki Assegued
03 / 26 / 2019

Relationships between parents and their children often go through major changes when the child becomes a teenager. The relationship can be further strained when the teen commits a crime [...]

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Corey Yunke
04 / 04 / 2019

Chances are your agency did not receive any additional funding to compensate for the extra work involved with managing a Social Media Program.  Yes, Social Media Platforms are (mostly) [...]

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Kim D'Amico
Julie Schoen
04 / 04 / 2019

By virtue of U. S. demographics, elder abuse is the fastest growing area of crime in the United States.  However, elder abuse is more than just physical assault and [...]

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Mark Warren
04 / 18 / 2019

In the second of this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe [...]

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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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Mark Warren
05 / 30 / 2019

In this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe could be capable of [...]

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Jessica Rock
06 / 13 / 2019

To an outsider, cross-examination might seem like a series of random questions, but the process is actually incredibly well-planned and may involve hours of preparation. The goal is to ask [...]

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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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Corey Yunke
06 / 20 / 2019

Speaking to a group in-person or even on the phone allows the audience to hear tone. Emails, texts, and social media posts are a bit trickier and have the potential [...]

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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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Vicki Assegued
07 / 25 / 2019

Much of the work in the Juvenile and Criminal Justice field focuses on the offender, such as: what crime was committed, who is at fault and how they can be [...]

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Maureen Q. McGough
James Doyle
08 / 13 / 2019

The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Sentinel Events Initiative takes a learning approach to error in the criminal justice system. This approach advocates for non-blaming, forward-looking, all-stakeholder event [...]

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Corey Yunke
08 / 20 / 2019

Many organizations confuse Outreach with Engagement or use the terms interchangeably.  Learn about the stark differences between the two and most importantly, how to maximize the return of investment [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.
08 / 22 / 2019

Your job brings you in contact with the criminally accused, but now you are called the “defendant” in a civil case. What are the steps in civil litigation? [...]

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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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Stacey A. Wright
10 / 01 / 2019

Cybersecurity is quickly becoming a top concern for every sector in our country. The numbers are just staggering. The cost of cybercrime worldwide will reach $2T by 2019, a massive [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.
10 / 29 / 2019

As a law enforcement officer, you must serve and protect. But what rights do police officers, sheriff’s deputies, and other police professionals have, both for on an off-duty [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Jessica Rock

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 webinar [...]

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Peter Bellmio

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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Gary Cordner

Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) has been around for two decades but only has been getting a lot of traction in the last few years. However, evidence-based policing is being practiced by [...]

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Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM

Dogs have proven themselves to be helpful and dependable companions that a selected few are even trained to be part of law enforcement’s K9 unit. Dogs are subject [...]

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Maureen Q. McGough
James Doyle

In life, there are no failures or mistakes, just lessons. The criminal justice field could take a hint or two from this wisdom. But too often, when law enforcement messes [...]

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Eric Witzig
Thomas Hargrove

Due to law enforcement's lack of resources and an overloaded workforce, it can get quite difficult to conduct an investigation, process evidence, arrest perpetrators, and close cases as if [...]

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Gary Cordner

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the United States Department of Justice (US DOJ) arm that focuses on research and scientific initiatives. Through the NIJ’s efforts, the [...]

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Courtroom Witness
Jessica Rock

Law enforcement’s responsibility is to serve and protect. This includes responding to calls, enforcing laws, and make arrests. It is also a part of law enforcement’s [...]

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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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Eugene Kipniss
Stacey A. Wright

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage. Everyone is watching the price of bitcoins. Those in-the-know are talking about Litecoin, Monero, Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, ICOs, Tokens, and forks. For the rest of [...]

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Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration
Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.

Dr. Tasha Menaker is back on Justice Clearinghouse for part two of her three-part webinar series that seeks to understand sexual assault perpetration. Dr. Menaker holds an MA in Clinical [...]

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Eva Klain

According to studies from the State Policy Advocacy Center and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, up to 80% of children/youth who are currently or formerly under [...]

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E5 Leadership
Ray Nash

The type of leadership in effect in any agency is reflected in the people that work within its halls and the institution itself. Whether the agency and its personnel will [...]

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Dan Carew
Karissa Taylor
Andrew Fox

Piecing out different sources of information related to criminal justice can be a difficult task. National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) and Social Network Analysis (SNA) has made leaps and [...]

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Verbal De-escalation
Denise Beagley

As a public servant, part of any criminal justice profession is encountering random strangers, even sketchy characters. Not just merely meeting them, but talking to them, building rapport such that [...]

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Body Camera Programs
Brenda Buren
Michael White

Two critical cases that shone the light on the issue of use of force took place in 2014. The death of Eric Garner and Mike Brown probed the racism in the [...]

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On the Job Threats Managing the Fear and Panic Response
Amy Morgan

Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, etc.) are the most common mental illness, and it affects millions of people around the world. According to the National Institute of [...]

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Creating an Organizational Culture of Wellness
Matthew Kail
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Work-related stress is prevalent – it happens to people with 9 to 5 desk jobs, field workers, start-up entrepreneurs, top-tier executives; blue collar, white collar. Work-related stress can be reduced and relieved [...]

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Serial Murder Separating Fact From Fiction
Michael G. Aamodt

For most of the population, serial killer stories are the stuff of urban legends or pop culture. Names such as Jack the Ripper or the Zodiac Killer come to mind. [...]

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Ray Nash

Resiliency is a highly-revered quality. Overcoming adversity and our personal demons can be tough. More so when you’re in a position that exposes you to different characters and [...]

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The Centurion Principle - The Dynamic of Authority
Ray Nash

Virtually all instances of police misconduct are the result of ego-driven officers operating “out from under authority.” Officers have been delegated all of the lawful authority necessary to [...]

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Children as Witnesses in DV Cases pt I
Patrick Beumler
Hilary Weinberg

Domestic Violence can be a problematic case. The community might not want to meddle with such cases with the belief that such disputes must be dealt with by the family [...]

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Mark Warren

In light of the horrible Florida shooting and its students spearheading a movement for safer schools and communities, we've come to a tipping point. But while we're waiting [...]

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Brian Gray
Will Morris

In a report published by the Police Foundation and Major Cities Chiefs Association in January, 2017, major city and county law enforcement executives stated that of all of the tools and [...]

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Best Practices in Drug Testing
Mark Hendershot

Drug use and abuse are some of the biggest issues of the global community – in the legal and criminal perspective, as well in the scientific and medical point of [...]

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Rick Wyant
Ron Nichols

Gun crime is an issue that continues to plague our communities. Law enforcement and justice professionals are doing everything they can to prevent gun crimes and resolve them when they [...]

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Todd Matthews

Cybersleuths are the modern-day Sherlock Holmes. They are those citizens who might know something about a case and want to step forward with their information. They could also be just [...]

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Jeff Fox

Being the first line supervisor is the gateway to being a part of management. Too often, however, associates are promoted to first line supervisor positions without sufficient training or mentorship. [...]

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Darrell Smith
Paul W. Neudigate
Brandon Huntley

Gun-crime violence is prevalent not only in the US, but all across the world. With the number of such cases and even more recovered guns, cases, and bullets from crime [...]

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Mark Hendershot

How does your organization ensure they are hiring the right people, with the correct mix of technical and soft skills, who are well suited to the demands of the job, [...]

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Chris Gaubatz
John Guandolo

Terrorism. It’s a word that evokes a thousand memories with just one simple word. Memories of 9/11. Of recent bombings or news stories. Of political speeches and rallies. It&[...]

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David Salazar
Pamela Hofsass
Ron Nichols

Agencies dream of the resources seen on TV crime shows: the latest technology, gleaming, newly-built workspaces, and not a backlog in sight. But building a crime gun intelligence initiative doesn'[...]

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Kate Loudenslagel
Hilary Weinberg

This course discusses the challenges faced in the investigation and prosecution of drowning cases.  We will discuss some tips in investigating these cases and thoughts on how to [...]

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Jeff Fox

No one becomes an officer wanting to use excessive force to detain or apprehend people. But in the course of doing their jobs, officers often have to make split-second decisions &[...]

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Jon Eliason

Using confidential informants has always been a challenge. While there are times when using a CI is useful and can gain law enforcement agencies valuable information they might get in [...]

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James Needles
Ron Nichols
William King

Download Presentation Materials Solving gun crime isn’t as simple as what the public sees on TV. From CSI to Blue Bloods, solving gun crime is so simple: talk to [...]

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Hilary Weinberg
Tarah White

The crime of strangulation hasn’t always been given its due. The prevailing attitude towards strangulation for decades was “if it didn’t kill the victim, then [...]

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Jim Seeger
Hilary Weinberg

In 1960, a person could expect to live until they were about 69. Today? “Sixty is the new 50.” With better health care, diet and exercise, most of us are living [...]

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Lanae Holmes
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

    This webinar will provide an in depth look at the impact viewing child pornography may have on personnel. It will also discuss why some people are more impacted [...]

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Lanae Holmes
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

    This webinar will provide an in depth look at the impact viewing child pornography may have on personnel. It will also discuss why some people are more impacted [...]

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Jim Markey

  Backlogged rape kits, untested sexual assault evidence, unsolved and forgotten rape cases, it has been called many things, but today more than ever law enforcement has been under the [...]

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Jim Markey

  Managing information can be especially challenging in law enforcement because information about cases are coming at you 100 miles per hour, at all hours of day, and from multiple sources. [...]

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Enzo Yaksic
Michael G. Aamodt

Description: The popularity of books, movies, and television shows about serial killers has resulted in a portrait of serial murder and criminal profiling that is more fiction than fact. In [...]

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Most law enforcement operations enforcing prostitution laws are driven by community complaints, and by the role of commercial sex in generating numerous felonies such as aggravated assault, sex and drug trafficking, and negatively impacting neighborhood quality of life. Police in over 1,100 U.S. cities and counties have conducted either street-level or web-based sting operations targeting men buying sex, and courts apply a wide range of criminal and civil penalties to those arrested – including auto seizure, community service, john schools, “dear john” letters, SOAP orders, and driver’s license suspension.
Michael Shively

  Description Most law enforcement operations enforcing prostitution laws are driven by community complaints, and by the role of commercial sex in generating numerous felonies such as aggravated assault, sex [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after his presentation  "What Investigators and Prosecutors Need to Know about Building Cases Against Cock Fighting Perpetrators."&[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Gary Cordner answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Evidence-Based Policing: A Practical Approach." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Love this quote from GTL's Mitch Volkart, about the importance of quality data. "Success isn't measured by the amount of raw data collected. Rather, it is in [...]

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Webinar presenters Darryl Barr and Ron Nichols answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Stop Cutting Off the Ends of the Ham: An Innovative Strategy for Managing [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Mary Lou Randour and Dan DeSousa answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Animal Cruelty Reporting: What Law Enforcement and Justice Professionals Need to [...]

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Webinar presenters Maureen McGough and Jim Doyle answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Learning from Error in Criminal Justice: A Sentinel Events Approach." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Implicit Bias: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Stacy Jeleniewski of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "The Online Enticement of Children:&[...]

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Webinar presenters  Thomas Hargrove and Eric Witzig from the Murder Accountability Project answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "How the Murder Accountability Project Can [...]

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Webinar presenter Peter Bellmio answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Measuring Patrol Workload." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Before everybody [...]

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Webinar presenters Sabath Huttle and Krystle Curley of the King County Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Domestic [...]

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Webinar presenter Gary Cordner with the National Institute of Justice answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Leads Scholars & Agencies: NIJ Initiatives to Advance Evidence-Based Policing.&[...]

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Webinar presenters Tiffany Anderson and Candace Hammond of the Chandler Police Department answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Planning, Designing and Constructing a Public Safety [...]

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Andrew Campbell shared such incredible information during his webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence."  "Pets often absorb [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "75% of abused women report their [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "Animals are at 11x greater [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "75% of the pet abuse that occurs in [...]

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John Thompson of the National Sheriffs' Association shared such an important reminder about the affects of officer-involved shootings of dogs, during his webinar, "Officer, Why'd You Shoot My [...]

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Love Thom Dworak's reminder about the importance of being a lifelong learner from his presentation, "Who's Up Next: Succession Planning for Continuous Organizational Growth."   &[...]

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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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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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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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Christina McCale

Not all law enforcement agencies have all the resources needed to effectively and efficiently investigate is a missing children's case... fortunately the National Center for Missing and Exploited [...]

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Webinar presenter Andrew Reitnauer answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Latent Print Processing: Non-Porous Evidence." Here are a few of his responses.     Audience [...]

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For many of us, our careers are part of identity. But just as many of us evolve over our lifespans, so too do our careers. But how do you manage [...]

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Webinar presenters Kaitlin Seale and Colleen Owens answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "The Role of America's Law Enforcement in Labor Trafficking Identification." Here [...]

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Christina McCale

Evidence-Based Practices have become a significant part of conversation throughout the justice community. But what are evidence-based practices in law enforcement? What are their role in law enforcement? And how [...]

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Christina McCale

Diversionary programs to keep kids out of the court system are important - but they're only as successful as the organizational partners who help to make the program possible. [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael White answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "The Latest Research and Policy Issues Surrounding the Use of Body Worn Cameras in Law [...]

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Webinar presenters Stacey Wright and Eugene Kipniss answered a number of your questions after their presentation,  Cryptocurrencies: the Current Landscape (Part 2). Here are a few of their responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Kevin Morison answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "The Revolution in Emergency Communications." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

When you hear the phrase "human trafficking," what immediately comes to your mind? If you're like most people, you might think of sex workers or young girls [...]

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Christina McCale

As technology develops and evolves, so too does the opportunity for new forms of crime. But if you're still trying to understand the basics of blockchains and cryptocurrencies then [...]

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Police body cameras were initially heralded as a landmark in policing: as a way to not only monitor law enforcement officers but also to provide an additional, unbiased account of [...]

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Christina McCale

Finding and keeping great people has been a concern for all kinds of organizations for decades.  However, for a once seemingly stable profession that once could easily attract [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Giglio, Brady and Discipline Disclosures: What Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Need to Know." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "E5 Leadership." Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: You talked about [...]

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Christina McCale

Not that long ago -- in fact in some of our own lifetimes -- the idea of being able to call a single phone number for all types of emergency [...]

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Such great insight from Dr. Ed Sherman about the importance of implementing and making use of the knowledge we gain. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "[...]

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Love this comment from Ray Nash about the role of character in the hiring process. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "[...]

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Ray Nash of the Police Dynamics Institute shared a great number of insights and ideas during his webinar, E5 Leadership.  Check out this insight about the importance of [...]

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More words of wisdom from our speaker, Ray Nash of the Police Dynamics Institute, about the importance of authenticity and leadership. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, &[...]

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What a great reminder from Ray Nash about the importance of authenticity and leadership. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "Credible leaders [...]

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Such a great comment and important from Ray Nash about the role and importance of discipline. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "[...]

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Love this comment from Ray Nash about how to give praise and feedback to reinforce the behaviors you want. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Michael White and Asst Chief Brenda Buren answered a number of your questions after their presentation, What Law Enforcement Agencies Need to Know to Implement [...]

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Love this comment from Thom Dworak about understanding, and maintaining perspective, regarding mistakes. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "Emotional Intelligence." "Sadly, more often [...]

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Christina McCale

Any time a child goes missing is a gut-wrenching moment. But when that child goes missing while in the care of others, it can be particularly devastating. While the [...]

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Webinar presenter Will Davis answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Strategic Planning as a Management Philosophy. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: Are there [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Melinda Merck answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Path from Animal Abuse to Human Abuse: Using Veterinary Forensics to Support Investigation and Prosecution [...]

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In today’s society, EQ is more important than ever in the field of public service. Check out this infographic that highlights the things John Thompson, Deputy Executive [...]

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Christina McCale

What is the Brady case and what does it have to do with you as a law enforcement officer or prosecutor? And who is Giglio? If you're confused by [...]

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Webinar presenters Matthew Kail and Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Creating a CulturOrganizationaloinal Wellness. Here are some of their responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Aamodt answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Serial Murder: Discerning Fact from Fiction. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: When [...]

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Christina McCale

There are professional standards for so many things... even within the justice profession. But very few of our professional standards involve setting expectations regarding the character of the people who [...]

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Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Resiliency and the Dynamic of Restoration. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question:  [...]

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Christina McCale

Medical records can be a roadmap for understanding what has happened to a victim. But unlike the medical dramas on TV, medical records can be hard to read, challenging to [...]

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Christina McCale

Rolling out a body worn camera program for your agency is more than just handing out the equipment, demonstrating for your officers how to put on the equipment and showing [...]

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Webinar presenter Chris Lindberg answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "DNA Basics: Understanding DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions." Here are some of his [...]

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Roger Patterson

Editor's Note: ISIS “virtual caliphate”: Danger in Our Communities is a three-part series that discusses the transition of ISIS after the end of the so-called physical “[...]

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Dan Linskey Leadership

Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. &[...]

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Webinar presenter John Thompson answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Emotional Intelligence for Law Enforcement: Hidden Keys for Survival. Here are some of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

Rallies and marches can be challenging for cites and law enforcement under the best of circumstances. Hate rallies, however, don't have to be the size of Charlottesville to be [...]

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Christina McCale

John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. Gary Ridgway. Infamous names. Notorious names. Names that have captured the imagination for years. There's a fascination about serial killers. But thanks [...]

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William Gibson Criminals Quote
"Criminals are, in effect, Entrepreneurs with the brakes off. They look at whatever the latest technology is and think, "What can I do with this?"

 Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for Effective Decision Making. Here are some of his responses. &[...]

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DNA crime solving investigation
Christina McCale

Very few things happen quite like they are depicted on TV, especially when it comes to crime investigation. But DNA has become more and more important to investigators and [...]

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Christina McCale

Being a law enforcement officer and working in the justice profession is a calling: A calling to serve. A calling to protect our communities. A calling to help. That requires [...]

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Christina McCale

Once the police tape has been taken down and the memorial services concluded, somehow the surivors of a mass casualty or active shooter event have to find a way to [...]

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"I never thought it would happen here." So often, after a mass casualty event, people respond that they are shocked that such an incident could happen to them, [...]

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Christina McCale

First responders have to be prepared to interact with and deal with such a variety of individuals and situations, but one of the most unpredictable is engaging with those under [...]

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 Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Making the Character Connection - The Dynamic of Virtue. Here are some of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Domestic Violence Pre-Sentencing Investigation: From Start to Finish. Here are some of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

It's incomprehensible the grief a family must feel when one of its members has gone missing.  But often we forget that the justice professionals who work a missing [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic Violence offenders require a different approach to supervising them. Cunning and often manipulative, they can be among the most challenging of probationers to supervise. Check out this recorded webinar [...]

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Domestic violence is a widespread problem for both law enforcement and public health. Unfortunately, it gets swept under the rug. Despite how actions involved in domestic violence can result in [...]

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Christina McCale

A long-suspected theory is finally gaining acceptance: those who abuse animals, often progress to committing more serious crimes against people and property.    Check out this recorded webinar as [...]

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Roger Patterson

ISIS and Local Street Gangs is a series discussing traditional local street gangs and their adopting of the ISIS brand and message as has become an emerging threat in certain [...]

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Christina McCale

According to government statistics between 3-4 million children ages 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.  Ninety-five percent of these cases involve female victims -- [...]

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Christina McCale

Most people agree that people who abuse animals are cruel. But there's an evolving line of thinking that by looking at these crimes against animals, sometimes you can also [...]

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Christina McCale

  What does character mean to you? How would you define it? And perhaps most importantly, what role does character play in your agency or organization? To some, character is [...]

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Roger Patterson

ISIS and Local Street Gangs is a series discussing traditional local street gangs and their adopting of the ISIS brand and message as has become an emerging threat in certain [...]

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Christina McCale

Viewing images of child exploitation is nothing short of disturbing. But what if it was your job to find and remove images of children being harmed.... all day. Every day...? [...]

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Christina McCale

We continue our conversation with Marcia Williams, peer support specialist with Safe Call Now, to learn more about this organization and its unique network of services it provides to [...]

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get help from Safe Call Now
Christina McCale

  According to Badge of Life, "More cops die of suicide than are killed by gunfire and traffic accidents combined."And while there may be discussions or [...]

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Roger Patterson

  Editor's Note: ISIS and Local Street Gangs is a series discussing traditional local street gangs and their adopting of the ISIS brand and message as has become an [...]

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Christina McCale

When a major event happens, such as a mass casualty incident, first responder agencies can be deluged by local, national -- even international press... Not to mention social media. It [...]

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Christina McCale

Once a critical incident has begun, people have only moments before needing to take action. But without training, it's difficult to know what action to take is the right [...]

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Christina McCale

Critical thinking is more than just a theoretical premise to be included in college courses. At its core, critical thinking is a foundational skill -- for life, work, and certainly [...]

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Christina McCale

There is no "silver bullet" for solving gun crime. Solving gun crime requires looking at every discharge of firearms, collaboration among a region's agencies, an understanding of [...]

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Christina McCale

We've all heard that Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is important in today's workplace. Employees with EQ are more likely to persevere, have better self-control in difficult situations, and [...]

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Christina McCale

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. League of the South. National Alliance. Volksfront. The Klan. Regardless of where you might live in the US, odds are there is a version of a [...]

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Christina McCale

  Often a misunderstood, forensic art is a unique skill set that can help cold cases and court proceedings alike. We talked with Forensic Artist Catyana Falsetti to learn more [...]

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Christina McCale

The Use of Force continues to be an ongoing presence in the national discussion. Whether it's the shooting of a 911 caller in Minneapolis or disturbing video of police [...]

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Christina McCale

It's never been more important for police officers to understand and consider all of their options prior to resorting to use of force. We spoke with Pam Davis,&[...]

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Christina McCale

Almost every week, somewhere in the US, there is a report of a police-involved "use of force" incident. There's usually video captured from someone's cell phone. [...]

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Christina McCale

The popularity of TV series like Sherlock, Elementary, and real life crime shows such as Forensic Files, Cold Case Files, has regenerated the public's interest in helping law enforcement [...]

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Christina McCale

Technology can not only help Law Enforcement Agencies solve gun crimes faster, but help officers identify patterns, allocate resources more strategically, and address gun-related activity smarter and more efficiently. We [...]

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Christina McCale

When implemented well, Transformational Forensics can quite literally, help law enforcement agencies transform their approach to solving gun crime, thus taking criminals off the streets and making communities safer. But [...]

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Christina McCale

While cybercrime has often been thought of as a "federal matter," more and more local law enforcement agencies are starting to address and investigate crimes such as card-skimming, [...]

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Christina McCale

Tackling gun crime doesn't happen overnight - nor does it happen from just one effort or initiative. As shown through Cincinnati's Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate's discussion, [...]

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The Justice Clearinghouse

In the course of doing their jobs, officers often have to make split-second decisions — decisions that will protect the public, to prevent a suspect from evading justice or even [...]

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Christina McCale

NIBIN can be a key differentiator in helping local law enforcement agencies in their battle against gun crime, as we learned from Darrell Smith in this recent interview. Join us [...]

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Christina McCale

A lot of things go into forming great police officers: recruits need to learn how to fire a weapon. They need to learn about the law. They learn defensive driving [...]

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Christina McCale

On May 2, 2017, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law "Help Find the Missing Act" - Missing Persons Legislation — following a line of other successful passages in states [...]

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Christina McCale

  Business principles don't always "neatly" apply to government agencies for a variety of reasons.  However, when they can be applied, amazing results and dividends can [...]

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Christina McCale

Losing anyone to suicide is tragic.  But losing a first responder represents a unique tragedy: someone who has spent their career putting others first, risking their life to save [...]

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Establishing a Gun Crime Program

Based on the webinar, check out this infographic that highlights what a crime gun investigative program is, how to establish a crime gun investigative program in your agency, and [...]

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Christina McCale

Law Enforcement Officers are there to "protect and serve." It often part of why they sign up. It's often one of the things mentioned in a law [...]

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Christina McCale

Each year, 37 kids - not to mention hundreds of pets - die from heatstroke because they were left in a hot car.  It's a senseless death: entirely driven [...]

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Christina McCale

The statistics are just astonishing.   1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have been the victims of elder abuse. Further, "The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found [...]

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Christina McCale

We all will grow older. But that doesn't mean that as older people, we should become victims to elder abuse. But according to recent statistics, all too often, that [...]

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Christina McCale

Given the highly mobile nature of today’s population and the ready availability of technology tools, solving gun crime has to become more strategic in nature. Where once, solving [...]

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Christina McCale

  Join webinar hosts Hilary Weinberg and Kate Loudenslagel of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to learn: challenges faced in the investigation and prosecution of drowning cases,  [...]

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Christina McCale

It's great when your organization is in demand: when people see the importance and value your organization brings to the table. But what do you do when you can'[...]

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Christina McCale

Agencies dream of the resources seen on TV crime shows: the latest technology, gleaming, newly-built workspaces, and not a backlog in sight. But building a crime gun intelligence initiative doesn&[...]

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Christina McCale

According to Badge of Life, a police suicide prevention program, 108 Law Enforcement Officers took their own lives in 2016.  While this does show a decline, this may not be all-inclusive, [...]

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Christina McCale

Solving gun crime isn’t as simple as what the public sees on TV. From CSI to Blue Bloods, solving gun crime is so simple: talk to a person [...]

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Christina McCale

Using confidential informants can be fraught with challenges. Between guidelines and case law, prosecutors and law enforcement officers have clear benchmarks for using informants while they build their cases. Join [...]

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Christina McCale

Given the highly mobile nature of today’s population and the ready availability of technology tools, solving gun crime has to become more strategic in nature. Where once, solving [...]

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confidential informants
Based on webinar content, this infographic provides 11 key tips for prosecutors and law enforcement officers when managing confidential informants.   
Firearms Gun Crime Case
Based on webinar content, this infographic provides the 9 basic steps for developing a gun crime case for prosecution.
Christina McCale

The crime of strangulation hasn’t always been given its due. The prevailing attitude towards strangulation for decades was “if it didn’t kill the victim, then [...]

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Christina McCale

  Grant writing can be a successful mechanism for local agencies to get much needed funding for equipment or services they might normally never be able to afford. For many [...]

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