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As 2019 approaches, we would like to believe that cybercrime is becoming less of a problem. Unfortunately, that is anything but the truth.

disaster funds

By Dr. Randall Hanifen

Disaster recovery funds are skyrocketing in recent years. To stymie such spending, should people be required to pass a test in order to qualify for federal response and recovery funds? Should emergency management agencies conduct hazard assessments on homes and businesses in high-threat areas to determine the one-time replacement value of the property and, once paid out, not allow rebuilding? 


By Dr. Stacey Kram

The Gratitude House is a recovery home in Maryland helping individuals who have completed treatment for addiction transition back into everyday life. Learn more about how the home was started and the success its achieved in its community.

ongoing challenges

By Jinnie Chua

Over the past year, corrections saw an increased focus on reducing recidivism. Here are In Public Safety's top articles on the topic and more of our most popular 2018 articles, including radicalization in prisons and managing officer stress.


digital forensics Hoffman

If you enjoy technology and are interested in criminal investigation, digital forensics could lead to an interesting career for you.

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Emergency and disaster management briefing for Dec.14, 2018: Indiana police thwarted a possible violent incident at a school thanks to a tipster – and other news.

A wave of bomb threats emailed to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear.

U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California.

Nationwide executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday.

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Jennifer Bucholtz

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Technology and Forensics: The Future of Law Enforcement Sponsored By VACCINE

This On-Demand presentation focuses on the various types of forensics within the framework of training academies, colleges, and universities and how to prepare individuals for the shift from traditional to digital forensics including the use of an alternate interaction methodology, Visual Analytics by Demonstration, which allows people to provide visual demonstrations to interactively explore data in visual analytic applications.

Purdue University
Harnessing the Power of TEVUS: Assessing lone-wolf drone terror threats with the Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Portal Sponsored By Purdue University

This On-Demand presentation will introduce participants to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), the TEVUS Portal, and the TEVUS Database. The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Portal is a free, public-facing online interface and visualization tool that compiles behavioral, geographic, and temporal characteristics of extremist violence in the U.S. dating back to 1970.

American Military University (AMU)
Social Media and It’s Many Uses: From Information Collection to Humanitarian and Disaster Assistance, and More Sponsored By American Military University

The use of social media has become a vital part of information collection that contributes to the situational awareness of the intelligence, law enforcement, and other communities. As with any information collection method, there are inherent concerns with privacy and oversight. This On-Demand presentation will look at procedures and challenges associated with collecting data through social media.


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