Archive for December, 2007

The Year in Public Safety

As 2007 is coming to a close, there were some very notable incidents in Public Safety with lasting policy ramifications. During the morning hours of April 16, 2007, a gunman armed with at least two automatic weapons went on a shooting rampage at several student residence and lecture halls across the campus of Virginia Tech […]

Gun Violence in America

Yesterday we were witness to yet another tragic mass shooting in the United States! At least nine people are confirmed dead at an Omaha mall. Earlier in the year, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) held a summit to discuss gun violence in our country and have just released their report. This […]

Immigration and Public Safety

The United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced yesterday that arrests of criminal immigrant alien is increasing. The report goes on further to say that the criminal alien population is decreasing due to the increase in arrests. This statement is problematic given that a social or criminal problem does […]

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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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