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

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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Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, FACPM, CCHP-P
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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Mitch Volkart
11 / 15 / 2018

In this webinar, justice practitioners will gain a better understanding of how security is enhanced and crime reduced through intelligence-driven-strategies. Whether a narcotics detective, gang intelligence officer, jail administrator, or [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recorded Webinars

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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Articles

Audience Questions

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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Q&A Questions

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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