Archive for May, 2008

Drug Enforcement and Contemporary Public Safety

Although contemporary public safety must address new and evolving threats, drug enforcement remains a perennial challenge. In yesterday’s New York Times, there was an article about the dangers of high ranking public safety officials stepping up enforcement efforts in Mexico. These incidents in Mexico are important to the United States given the patterns and flow […]

Politics of Disaster Relief

A devastating cyclone has that struck the nation of Myanmmar last weekend that killed 100,000 persons is now in the Second Response or recovery phase. Part of the recovery phase entails rescue and relief for those afflicted in the region. The government of Myanmmar has reportedly seized aid in a dispute over distribution and control […]

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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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