Archive for January, 2010

Pillars of Public Safety

As the shock wears off on what may be the worst disaster in recorded history to strike the Western Hemisphere in terms of loss of human life, the Public Safety infrastructure in Haiti is currently in shambles. There are two Pillars of Public Safety, Health and Security. The primary mission and objective of Public Safety, […]

Catastrophe in Haiti

On Tuesday at 5:00 PM local time, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter magnitude scale devasted the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The country is currently in a state of shock, given that there are an estimated 100,000 people feared dead and there is no power throughout the afflicted area. Key health infrastructure, such as […]

FEMA and IAEM Reminder!

While I am sure most of you already know this information I felt I should post anyway. This is a reminder that self deployment to a disaster is strongly discouraged!!! Those who self deploy often become the disaster after the disaster and often take valuable resources from those that desperately need it. The proceeding e-mail […]

Stalking Awareness Month

According to The National Criminal Justice Reference Center, January 2010 has been designated as the seventh observance of Stalking Awareness month. Stalking is often not recognized for its seriousness and potentiality. The NCJRC site also highlights; an NIJ Report, Stalking in America: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey, a Bureau of Justice Statistics […]

CSI Related TV and the American Juror

It was a brutal triple murder. Two young men and a woman in a house in a rural community. All three had multiple stab wounds, multiple injuries signifying a violent struggle…surely the perpetrator or perpetrators could have been injured during the assault leaving blood or other physical evidence at the scene…but nothing was found by […]

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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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