Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Stress and Law Enforcement

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Crime Analysis Unit Starter Kit Available Free to Law Enforcement

DENVER - The Crime Mapping and Analysis Program (CMAP), located at the University of Denver, National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC-Rocky Mountain) announces the release of the Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) Developer's Kit.
READ ON:
http://www.criminaljustice-online.com/forum13/357.html

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Global Alert Map

The global alert map, operated by the National Association of Radio-Distress Signaling and Infocommunications, Havaria Emergency and Disaster Information Services, Budapest Hungary, provides a fantastic near-real-time recap of world-wide events; everything from terrorist attacks in Turkey to an algae bloom in an Oregon lake.

Global Alert Map
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert.php?lang=eng

There is also a hyperlink to the map from the blog at
www.terrorism-online.blogspot.com

Raymond
www.police-writers.com

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Eleven tactics improve your interview score

1. BE THAT PERSON
2. SHINE OR DIE
3. KILL THE BEAST
4. RECON NOW
5. DON’T LIE – PRETEND
6. KSA OR ELSE
7. SMOKE ‘EM OUT
8. RECOGNIZE, DON’T MEMORIZE
9. IT AIN’T WALL PAPER
10. CLOSE ‘EM OUT
11. THE RAMBLING MAN

Read the article at:
http://www.criminaljustice-online.com/forum9/354.html

Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial

On June 19th, 2004, a granite wall commemorating the soldiers who have died in the recent Middle East Conflicts was erected in Marseilles, Illinois. The wall is over 50 feet long and stands six feet high. As of March 6, 2005, the names of 2500 soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen and coastguardsmen who have fallen in Middle East Conflicts since 1980.

You can visit the website at http://www.ilfreedomrun.org/

War on Terrorism Blog surpasses 500 entries

In June 2006, as he was researching book “From Cold War to Hot War: The New War on Global Terrorism,” author and lecturer Raymond E. Foster realized he was amassing a tremendous amount of research. Traditional academic research, open source information from the Department of Defense daily briefings, data from the National Counterterrorism Center and a host of daily, weekly and monthly news digests provided enough information to found a comprehensive blog on the War on Terrorism.

The blog includes original works like “Terrorism: Crime or Asymmetrical Warfare;” an effort to define terrorism in the context of American criminal justice. Other original works, like the analysis of world-wide attacks on
police officers provide important data, information and analysis for the development of “street” counterterrorism tactics. Indeed, that blog entry has been published by a number of American municipal police departments; and, translated by two foreign governments for use by their uniformed police officers.

In addition to monitoring domestic conditions and events, the blog has many entries detailing events overseas, specifically in the Middle East. While the blog reports on events, it also reflects many of the human experiences of American’s fighting terrorism abroad. For instance, in a recent entry, an Air Force Technical Sergeant describes how he was eating lunch in the break room when he felt as if he had been slugged in the arm and was enveloped in a cloud of smoke. At first, he thought the television exploded. In reality, a rocket sliced through the back of his left shoulder and peppered his hands and arms with metal shards. There was only one thing going through his mind at the time: "Survival! I just wanted to make it out alive," he said.

According to Sun Tzu, in “The Art of War, "Thus it is said that one who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be endangered in a hundred engagements." Mindful of the need to know ones self and the enemy, the blog contains hyperlinks to important documents such as the “Al Qaeda Training Manual” and “The United States Military Guide to Terrorism in the 21st Century.” Updated daily, the blog can be read at
http://terrorism-online.blogspot.com/

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Soldier Missing in Action From the Korean War is Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Cpl. Edward F. Blazejewski, U.S. Army, of Elizabeth, N.J. He is to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. on Friday.

Blazejewski was assigned to Medical Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, when his unit came under heavy artillery attack by Chinese forces near Unsan, North Korea, on Nov. 1, 1950. During the attack, Cpl. Blazejewski and other soldiers killed in action were left behind when their unit moved to a previous defensive position. A U.S. soldier who had been held as a prisoner of war by the North Koreans told debriefers that Blazejewski and others had been killed by a grenade explosion.

In August 1997, a joint U.S.-North Korean team, led by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) excavated a site in Pyongan Province believed to contain the remains of several U.S. soldiers. Remains representing four men were recovered, as well as an identification tag and a denture, neither of which were associated with Blazejewski.

The other three soldiers were identified and buried in 2000. Buried at Arlington were Sgt. James T. Higgins, Benham, Ky.; and Pfc. John L. Hoey, Philadelphia, Pa. Sgt. Andrew Ernandis, Brooklyn, N.Y., was buried in Hicksville, N.Y. Group remains representing all four soldiers will also be buried Friday at Arlington.

Among other forensic identification tools, scientists from JPAC and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory also used mitochondrial DNA in the identification of Blazejewski's remains, matching a DNA sequence from a maternal relative.

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account for missing Americans, visit the DPMO web site at http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo or call (703) 699-1169.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP APPROACH TO ADDRESSING METH - LIVE WEBCAST AND SATELLITE BROADCAST

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
August 22, 2006 • 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
A free, live, interactive webcast and satellite broadcast addressing the state of the meth epidemic threatening the health and safety of our nation’s communities. Viewers will learn how community policing and partnerships can be used to enhance enforcement activities as well as prevention efforts. Special features of the programs include:

• The latest facts on the dangers of meth and the efforts underway across the nation to
control its spread
• Examples of how both national and local level partnerships have increased the capacity to
identify clandestine laboratories, create prevention programs, and protect our children
• Practical advice on starting partnerships and tips for making them work
• Specific strategies that enabled Salt Lake City, Utah to make significant progress against
meth in their community

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Sign up today at http://www.dojconnect.com/. View the program live from any computer or via satellite broadcast and submit questions to our panel of experts by e-mail.

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All programs will be archived at http://www.dojconnect.com/ for 12 months; watch anytime, 24/7.

HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF THE WEBCAST OR SATELLITE BROADCAST
1. Host a town hall meeting at your location where groups can watch together. Conduct discussion sessions after the program. Discussion guides will be available prior to the program on http://www.dojconnect.com/.
2. Tell your partners and colleagues about the webcast through your e-mail listserv and other communication methods or forward this e-mail.
3. Promote the webcast on your organization’s web site. Banners are available for use on your site at http://www.dojconnect.com/

INFORMATION WE NEED FROM YOU
1. Register now to view the webcast. Registration is free. By signing up today, you will receive a reminder e-mail so you won’t miss this very important program.
2. If you plan to view the program by satellite broadcast, please check the box "Would you like to receive information regarding our satellite broadcast?” during registration. We will e-mail satellite coordinates and additional information when available.
3. Register your town hall meeting now. Town hall facilitator materials and discussion guides will be available through http://www.dojconnect.com/.

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For more information, visit http://www.dojconnect.com/ or call 800.421.6770.

Certificate in Homeland Security Studies

Certificate in Homeland Security Studies (Fall semester; Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC) The Certificate in Homeland Security Studies is a 5-course, 15-credit curriculum that prepares students for new homeland security challenges.

More Information

http://www.criminaljustice-online.com/forum10/337.html

Thursday, August 03, 2006

International Association of Chiefs of Police

According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, IACP, “If you take it seriously and commit yourself to being the best leader and most effective follower you can become, leadership development is a lifelong process. Continue to seek out opportunities to participate in formal leadership training, strive for increased leadership roles and responsibilities, and keep reading!”

Leaders from large and small Police Departments, like the Los Angeles Police Department, the New York City Police Department, or the West Covina Police Department, can benefit from personal development and study.

Police Department Leadership is organized according to leadership position
Level One: Service Deliver Providers/Followers
Level Two: Small-Unit Leaders
Level Three: Organizational Leaders
Level Four: Executive Leaders

View the IACP’s List

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Psychological Analysis

"A rare 1943 document — a psychological analysis of the personality of Adolph Hitler that predicted, among other things, his eventual suicide — is now available on the Cornell Law Library's Web site, at: http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/donovan/hitler/.

The copyright to the original document — number three of only 30 copies made — was granted to the Law Library by Nina Murray, the widow of the document's main author, Dr. Henry A. Murray. Henry Murray was a pre-World War II director of the Harvard Psychological Clinic and, during the war, served in the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner to the Central Intelligence Agency. The psychological profile of Hitler was among the papers discovered in the Law Library's Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection. "It's almost a unique piece," said Claire Germain, the Edward Cornell Law Librarian and professor of law at Cornell Law School. "