Archive for January, 2011

Focus: The Power of Social Media

We continue to observe the power of social media to shape and inform current events. While many positive effects of social media, including aiding in the dissemination of important information (getting the message out), organizing, and mobilizing are well established, from an LE/CJ perspective, may there also be challenges or potentially negative consequences? What are […]

Public Safety Family Support

I’m working with a number of public safety scholar practitioner professionals interested in researching and developing best practices toward a comprehensive framework for public safety family support. Please drop me an email if you are interested. Thanks Charles

The Tragic Shooting in Arizona: Thoughts in the Aftermath

We mourn the deaths and injuries of those shot at close range by a reportedly mentally deranged individual with a semi-automatic handgun. In Tucson, Arizona, on 10 Jan 2011, the alleged gunman, 22-year-old loner, Jared Loughner, reportedly killed 6, including a 9-year-old girl, and wounded more than a dozen others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) […]

Tragedy in Arizona

Best wishes for recovery to Congresswoman Giffords and to the other victims of yesterday’s shooting in Arizona. Condelences go out to all of those families who lost loved ones during this attack. One of those killed was a 9 year old girl, who was born on 9/11/01. There are no words for me that can […]

9-11 First Responders Bill

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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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