Archive for June, 2007


Dr. Pascarella and I are planning to be in New Orleans for the 114th Annual IACP Conference in October. If anyone lives in the area or is planning to attend the conference please stop by the Capella booth to say hello. Our new public safety program will be on display at an exhibit booth. Also, […]

The Politics of Public Safety

Republic Presidential Candidate Rudolph Giuliani recently critized former President Bill Clinton regarding then President Clinton’s policies on terrorism after the first attack on the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993. That attack on the World Trade Center consisted of a rental truck exploding in an underground parking lot that killed six (6) persons and […]

Public Safety and the role of the Victim

The initial entry on this blog, “The Daunting Task of Public Safety” posted on May 13, 2007; we discussed the tragic event at Virginia Tech University and the evolutionary changes in Public Safety. One of the changes in the Public Safety and how Public Safety functions are dependent on external societal expectations in the administration […]

Capella University to participate in FBI’s University Education Program

A press release went out today announcing that Capella will be participating in the FBI’s University Education Program. The release states that “The FBI has signed an educational agreement to pay tuition costs for eligible FBI employees who pursue undergraduate and graduate online degree programs at the online university.” I believe that the FBI values […]

The Changing Crime Picture in the United States

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported on June 4th the Preliminary crime data for 2006 and reported that violent crime is increasing, a 2.3% increase in overall violent crime and a 0.6 percent increase in Murder. When the FBI releases the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and subsequent press releases, we often we develop a […]

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Dr. Steven Barthelmeus
Program Chair,
Public Safety – Criminal Justice/Forensics program, Capella University
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Dr. Shelly Gill
Adjunct Instructor, Capella University
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Dr. Joseph Pascarella
Core Faculty Member, Capella University
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Dr. Jeffrey Rush
Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Dept. of Public Management and Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University
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Dr. Michael Kemp
Chair, Emergency Management, Capella University
Melissa Beasley
Captain, Florence Alabama Police Department
Darryl Jones
Capella University Learner and Chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Dr. Laura Pettler
Investigator for Prosecutorial District Twenty A of North Carolina
Mark Rubin
Capella University Learner
Mark S. Warnick
Capella University Learner, Retired Asst. Fire Chief


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