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Contributors

Conferences To Consider

Any homeland security or emergency management conference
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Corrections Association
American Jail Association
Pennsylvania Association of Probation, Parole, and Corrections
Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association
American Society of Criminology

Published Works

Addressing the Lack of Research on Male Childhood Sexual Abuse Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, July 31, 2017
Why Sessions Mandatory Minimums Directive Is a Step Backwards Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, June 12, 2017
The Importance of Emotional Wellness in Criminal Justice Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, June 2, 2017
Inspiring a New Generation of Leaders Pittaro, M., March 17, 2017
Could Early Lead Exposure Contribute to Crime and Delinquency? Pittaro, M., Could Early Lead Exposure Contribute to Crime and Delinquency?, March 1, 2017
Pornography and Global Sex Trafficking: A Proposal for Therapeutic Jurisprudence as Court Innovation in the United States Pittaro, M., Therapeutic jurisprudence and overcoming violence against women, 121-134, D. Halder & K. Jaishankar Eds., , March 1, 2017
Why Some Correctional Employees Are Corrupt Pittaro, M., February 6, 2017
How Emotional Intelligence Benefits Correctional Officers Pittaro, M., How Emotional Intelligence Benefits Correctional Officers, January 5, 2017
Is Inmate Unity a Direct Threat to Safety and Security? Gangi, A., & Pittaro, M., Huffington Post - Pros and Cons of Inmate Unity [Interviewed for this article], September 3, 2016
Rise in Elderly Prisoners Requires Resources and Training Pittaro, M., Rise in Elderly Prisoners, August 15, 2016
Role of Pornography in Sex Trafficking Pittaro, M., July 6, 2016
International Efforts by Police Leadership to Combat Human Trafficking Pittaro, M., & Normore, A., the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. International Efforts by Police Leadership to Combat Human Trafficking, June 8, 2016
It's "Correctional Officer," Not Guard Gangi, A., Pittaro, M., & Stallworth, R., Huffington Post, May 8, 2016
Correctional Leaders Must Change Their Leadership Style Stelter, L., & Pittaro, M, In Public Safety, April 7, 2016
Transformational Leadership Can Change the Culture of Corrections Stelter, L., & Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, March 19, 2016
Professor Burnout: Implications for University Leadership Pittaro, M., & McCabe, H., About Leaders, March 9, 2016
From Convict to Community Leader: One Man’s Journey toward Personal Redemption Pittaro, M., & Batts, H., In Public Safety, February 26, 2016
A Year in Review: The Most Important Topics in Corrections Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, L. Stelter, Ed., January 5, 2016
Corrections System Fails Female Prisoners: One Woman's Story Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, December 9, 2015
The Challenges of Incarcerating Mentally Ill Inmates Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, December 7, 2015
Prisons Going Green Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, October 16, 2015
Stress and Suicide Pittaro, M., American Jail Association, September / October 2015 Issue), 25-28., October 15, 2015
Corrections System Fails Female Prisoners: One Woman's Story Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, August 13, 2015
Combating human trafficking: Recommendations for police leadership in establishing transnational collaboration Pittaro, M., In A. Normore & N. Erbe, Cross Cultural Collaboration and Leadership for Modern Organization. Hershey, PA: IGI Global., August 1, 2015
Fighting human trafficking is a job for all of us Pittaro, M., Spirit of Jefferson, p. A7, May 6, 2015
Improve Your Facility by Changing Your Leadership Style Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, April 9, 2015
Sexual Abuse Survival and Recovery Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, April 7, 2015
Serving Our Country to Serving Time: The Rise and Value of Veteran Treatment Courts Pittaro, M. & Russ, J., In Public Safety, March 6, 2015
States Should Prioritize Education over Incarceration Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, February 20, 2015
Stress Management Strategies for Correctional Officers Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, January 1, 2015
Suicide among Corrections Officers: It’s Time for An Open Discussion Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, January 1, 2015
Interview with Michael Pittaro Pittaro, M., (Criminal Justice Expert). Interviewed by ItsGov.com, November 1, 2014
Surge in Elderly Prisoners Poses Challenges for Nation’s Prisons Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, October 20, 2014
National Cyber Security Month: Protecting Children from Online Predators Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, October 20, 2014
Sexual Predators: From the Playground to Cyberspace Pittaro, M., In Public Safety, September 1, 2013
Because I get to make a difference in my community Pittaro, M., CEOBlogNation, June 1, 2013
Indian Prisons: Towards Reformation, rehabilitation and resocialization Pittaro, M., Authored the Foreword, 2012
Cyber Crime and Digital Disorder Pittaro, M., Authored the Foreword, 2011
Cyber Criminology: Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior Pittaro, M., Taylor and Francis Publishing: Boca Raton, FL. Chapter 16 titled, Cyber Stalking: Typology, Etiology, and Victims, 2011
Criminology – Academic Reference Guide Pittaro, M., BarCharts, Inc, Boca Raton, Florida. EAN: 9781423214236, 2011
Introduction to Private Security Dempsey, J, Cengage Publishing: Belmont, CA. Copyeditor for 1st and 2nd editions, 2nd ed., 2010
Cybercrime: Selected readings from the InfoTrac database for college students Pittaro, M., Cengage Publishing: Belmont, CA., 2009
International Perspectives on Crime and Justice Pittaro, M., Cambridge Scholars Publications: New Castle, U.K. Chapter 18 titled, Childhood Bullying: A Pervasive Social Problem – Pages 419-439 ISBN -13: 978-1-4438-0198-0 / ISBN: 1-4438-0198-4 , 2009
Prisoner reintegration challenges of assimilation and crime desistance Pittaro, M., Professional Issues in Criminal Justice. 3(2), 49-66, 2008
School violence and social control theory: An evaluation of the Columbine massacre Pittaro, M., International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2008
Cyberstalking: An analysis of online harassment and intimidation Pittaro, M., International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 3(2), May 1, 2008
Crimes of the Internet Schmalleger, F. & Pittaro, M., Prentice Hall Publishing: Upper Saddle River, NJ. Co-Author / Editor. SBN-10: 0132318865 / ISBN-13: 9780132318860 http://www.amazon.com/Crimes-Internet-Frank-Schmalleger/dp/0132318865, March 1, 2008
Police Occupational Stress and Its Impact on Community Relations Pittaro, M., Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. 17(149-67), January 1, 2008
The American criminal justice system: An academic reference guide Pittaro, M., Created the nation’s first and only criminal justice academic reference guide Over 30,000 copies sold to date! ISBN: 9781423203056 BarCharts, Incorporated: Boca Raton, Florida. ISBN: 9781423203056, June 1, 2007
Female Offenders and Solitary Confinement. In the Encyclopedia of Women and Crime Pittaro, M., Vol. 1, p. TBD Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell., July 9, 2005
Pornography’s Role in Sex Trafficking Pittaro, M., Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence Against Women, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, D. Halder & K. Jaishankar, , July 9, 2005
Cyberbullying victimization and reporting: A correlational analysis based on the national crime victimization survey of 2012 Pittaro, M., Doctoral dissertation, Retrieved from ProQuest., July 8, 2005
Demystifying Female Perpetrated Sex Crimes against Children Pittaro, M., Sexual Assault Report, 19(1), 1-4., July 7, 2005
Introduction to Private Security Pittaro, M., Introduction to Private Security, 1st Ed, Dempsey, J. S., Thomson Publishing: Belmont, CA. Assisted copyeditor, photo researcher, and contributed information throughout, particularly in regard to the Virginia Tech Shooting ISBN- 0-534-55873-9, June 29, 2005
From Cellblock to Classroom: The Transition from Helpless to Helpful Pittaro, M., Academic Leader, September 1, 2004
Essential Fatty Acid Intake and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors among College Students of Three Ethnic Groups. Samer Koutoubi, Mary Jones Verbovski, Mark Kestin, Fatma G. Huffman. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011;103:99-108.
Samer Koutoubi, Philip R. Heiselmann, Scott D. Murdoch, Masa Sasagawa. Changes in Consumer Knowledge and Behavioral Intention toward Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods. FASEB J. 2008;22:681.9.
Impact of internet-based nutrition information on dietary behaviors in lean and obese adults. Cynthia Slaughter, Samer Koutoubi, Masa Sasagawa, Jennifer Lovejoy. NAASO-535-P, 200816:S202. obesityjournal.org
Protein Nutrition in Fibromyalgia. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Samer Koutoubi, John W. Cartmel, Mark Kestin, Gerffrey Lecovin. 2007;14(3):47-58.
Environmental Literacy of College Nutrition Students. The Internet Journal of Nutrition and Wellness. Samer Koutoubi, Maria L. Harrington, Steven Garrett, Scott D. Murdoch. 2007. Volume 3 Number 2.
Essential Fatty Acid Intake and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors among College Students of Three Ethnic Groups. Samer Koutoubi, Mary Jones, Mark Kestin, Scott D. Murdoch, Fatma G. Huffman. FASEB J. 2007;21(5):A344.
Eating Pattern and Dietary Composition Associations with Insulin Resistance. Maribeth Evezich, Florence L. Solages, Cheryl H. Gilhooly, Galen D. Eldridge, Terry T-K Huang, Malinda M. Gehrke, Susan B. Roberts, Edward Saltzman, Paul J. Fuss, Samer Koutoubi, Scott D. Murdoch, Megan A. McCrory. FASEB J. 2007;21(5):A6.
Intakes and Plasma Levels of Folate among Tri-ethnic College Students. Subrata D. Nath, Samer Koutoubi, Fatma G. Huffman. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006;98(1):67-72.
Differences in Arterial Stiffness and its Correlates in Tri-ethnic Young Men and Women. WayWay M. Hlaing, Samer Koutoubi, Fatma G. Huffman. Ethn Dis. 2006;16:837-843.
Heart Disease Risks in Young Adults. WayWay M. Hlaing, Samer Koutoubi, Fatma G. Huffman. Ethn Dis. 2006;16:1015.
Taste Preferences and Taste Sensitivity: Associations with Food Preferences, Dietary Intake and Body Composition. Anna C. Krueger, Galen D. Eldridge, Malinda M. Gehrke, Jennifer C. Lovejoy, Samer Koutoubi, Erica B. Oberg, Janelle M. Johnson, Kate E. Schenk, Megan A. McCrory. FASEB J. 2006;20(4):A175.
Coronary Heart Disease Knowledge and Risk Factors among Tri-Ethnic College Students. Samer Koutoubi, Fatma G. Huffman, Michele W. Ciccazzo, Susan P. Himburg, Paulette Johnson. The Health Education Journal. 2005;64(1):31-42.
Body Composition Assessment and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors among College Students of Three Ethnic Groups. Samer Koutoubi, Fatma G. Huffman. J Natl Med Assoc. 2005;97(6):784—791.
Natural or Synthetic? Samer Koutoubi. Letter to the Editor in response to: Edgar R. Miller, III, Roberto Pastor-Barriuso, Darshan Dalal, Rudolph A. Riemersma, Lawrence J. Appel, and Eliseo Guallar. Meta-Analysis: High-Dosage Vitamin E Supplementation May Increase All-Cause Mortality. Ann Intern Med 2005;142: 37-46.
Environmental Literacy of College Nutrition Students. Maria L. Harrington, Samer Koutoubi, Steven Garrett, Scott D. Murdoch, Mary E. McGann. FASEB J. 2005;19(4):A459.
Protein Nutrition in Fibromyalgia; a Pilot Study. John W. Cartmell, Samer Koutoubi, Mark Kestin, Gerffrey Lecovin. FASEB J. 2005;19(5):A1001.
Serum Total Homocysteine Levels, Folate, and B-Vitamins Intake and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors Among Tri-Ethnic College students. Samer Koutoubi, Fatma G. Huffman. Ethn Dis. 2004;14:64-72.
Eat Right and Exercise for Lower Homocysteine Levels and Less Chance of Heart Disease. Samer Koutoubi, Fatma G. Huffman. Ethn Dis. 2004;14:160.
Vitamin Intakes with and without Supplement Use Among Tri-ethnic College Students. Samer Koutoubi, Fatma G. Huffman, and Subrata Nath. FASEB J. 2004. 365.3.
Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors among Tri-Ethnic college students. Koutoubi, Samer, and Huffman Fatma. FASEB J. 2003;17:A295.
Etiology of Heart Disease Huffman, FG, Koutoubi, Samer and Nath, Subrata. Academic Press Limited, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, U.K. In Encyclopaedia of Food Science, Food Technology and Nutrition, 2003.
Mean Nutrient Intakes of Calories, Fiber, and Cholesterol and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) risk Factors among College Students. Huffman, Fatma, and Koutoubi, Samer. FASEB J. 2003;17:A289.
Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors Among Tri-Ethnic College Students. Samer Koutoubi, Fatma G. Huffman. The Internet Journal of Cardiovascular Research, 2002;1:1.
Ethnic differences of coronary heart disease knowledge among college students. Samer Koutoubi, and Huffman Fatma. FASEB J. 2002;16:A650.
Intake and plasma levels of folate among tri-ethnic college students. Nath, Subrata, D, Samer Koutoubi, Shah, Zara, S, and Huffman Fatma. FASEB J. 2002;15:A252.
Serum Homocysteine levels, vitamins B-12 and B-6 and coronary heart disease risks among college students. Samer Koutoubi, and Huffman Fatma. FASEB J. 2001;15:A613.
Body composition and coronary heart disease risks. Samer Koutoubi, and Huffman Fatma. FASEB 2001;15:A274.
Clinical, Histological and Histochemical Changes in Allergic Rhinitis Samer Koutoubi. Presented at the XXXIII session of the Research circle. Faculty of Medicine, Cluj-Napoca University, Romania. April 10, 1987 (Original Published in Romanian).
Clinical, Histological and Histochemical Changes in Allergic Rhinitis Samer Koutoubi. Presented at the XXXIV session of the Research circle. Faculty of Medicine, Cluj-Napoca University, Romania. July 10 1988 (Original published in Romanian).

Media Appearances

Transformational Leadership and the Culture of Corrections (2016, February 10) [Interview by A. Gangi]. Newark, New Jersey: Tier Talk Radio.
Suicide Among Correctional Officers and Leadership (2015, September 21) [Internet broadcast]. In Tier Talk. New Jersey: Anthony Gangi (Host -Tier Talk).
Flashpoint: The Convergence of Public and Private Sector Security in the Posat-911 World (2002)
Chechen Terrorism: The Russian Connection to Al-Qaeda (2003)
Harmful Intent: Organized Crime and International Terrorism
Fire Down Below: The Aviation Threat Posed by Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) (2008)
Leading Cross-Cultural Law Enforcement & Security Forces: A 21st Century Challenge (2008)
Harmful Intent: Organized Crime and International Terrorism (2008)
The Rise of Private Military Companies and Security Companies: Their Role in Homeland Security at Home and Abroad (2009)
Harmful Intent: Organized Crime and International Terrorism (2010)
Storm Warning: Homeland Security and the Challenges of the 21st Century at Home and Abroad (2011)
The Value of Prior Military in Homeland Security (2012)
A Cultural Bridge Too Far: Afghanistan and the Ethical Dilemma of Contracting and Managing Cross-Cultural Security Forces (2014)
The Role of Education in the Security Profession ASIS International presentation for the National Capital Chapter (August 13, 2008)
Risk Management Education Program Development ASIS Education Symposium (30 Jul-3 Aug 2012)
Healthful Synergy - Whole foods, and supplements derived from them, provide dozens of compounds that work together to sustain health. Energy Times, January 2011. http://www.energytimes.com/pages/features/1101/synergy.html
Cardiovascular Health - OMH, Office of Minority Health State Partnership Grant Program. - Web-Based resources Directory. Samer Koutoubi, The Florida Department of Health.
Vitamins - Natural Health Magazine 2003.
Health Partners: Calcium/Magnesium part I. - Well Being Journal. Vol 11. No. 6. November/December 2002.
Anti-cancer Lifestyle - Energy Times, May 2002.
Covert Contact podcast Mr. Tucker is a frequent guest on the Covert Contact podcast, a production of Blogs of War. His most recent appearance was May 29, 2017.