The New Jersey State Assembly recently passed a bill that requires K-12 students to take classes on how to interact with cops. The relationship between police officers and civilians is nearly nonexistent, as it is in some communities across the nation. Shootings on both sides have dominated the national news in recent years and have led to cities rethinking how police officers are educated. The bill’s ori...
I’ve focused my last several blog posts to different learning styles and which ones work best for me personally. I want to devote this post to some interesting figures that I’ve recently learned that further adds to what I am learning in the course. How mu...
I’ve always had a keen interest in criminal justice, especially the methods detectives use to resolve crimes. I came upon an interesting story in which detectives used a now common device to resolve a murder case. The story revolves around a husband who claims a masked gunman entered his house, tied him up and shot his wife. He somehow managed to burn the gunman with a torch. However, detectives argue that his wife’s FitBit tells an entirely different story. Her FitBit was still taking ste...
The video below is about the Dallas police department's way of communicating with one another. Instead of using codes for their calls, they are now just communicating in plain English. This will make it a lot easier to understand one another. I also believe it will also make it easier to become a police officer. Not having to learn the codes is less of a headache for those who always have trouble. Should police officers stick to codes or is simple and plain English the way to go?
One of the best things we saw at the CES 2013 floor was the police car. It has new technology and what appears to be a stronger and bigger push bar. This is going to be very useful. From the push bar to the lights and the camera, it will allow police officers to record criminals but also how police deal with the criminals so there is a balance. There is also an increase in communication, as it seems to be better with the tablet placed in the middle of the car along with the keyboard. Share your thoughts on the LAPD new cop car on this video.
I recently posted a video on Vialogues in which a student shares her experience on taking forensic science classes. It seems like these classes are very fun, and also the university she is attending looks to keep her interested in the major she chose. There are some scientists who don't call forensic science as science. This video explains why. What are your thoughts about this?
I have recently started watching the show Dexter. It is a very good show and I focused on the job of the main character whose job title is blood splatter analyst. I have a huge interest in this part of criminal justice. Their job is very important and helps solve cases much faster. I assume some crimes wouldn't be solved if it weren't for blood splatter analysts. Does anybody recommend any other TV show that focus on this job title? Or maybe a book? I am interested in learning more about this through various avenues. If you want to know a bit more of what they do you can read this
As I was reading this article, I was very shocked by how long a FBI agent has been missing. It was also interesting to see that he wasn't even missing to everyone because of the cover story they had planned. Levinson, a retired FBI agent, disappeared off the coast of Iran in March 2007. The U.S. government had maintained since then that Levinson was working as a private investigator looking into cigarette smuggling at the time of his disappearance. But as the AP revealed ...
Bill Bratton was appointed by mayor elect Bill de Blasio as New York City's new police commissioner. When he was part of LAPD, there was a significant drop in crime there. Prior to his reign, Los Angeles was going through high crime rates. Bratton will bring something new to NYPD as new strategies and tactics will be put in place. I believe the city will have even lower crime rates as a result. He was able to do an excellent job in Los Angeles and believe he will continue to do so in New York. How do you think Bratton will do in New York? This
This article talks about providing cops with cameras during arrests. I searched for this article because this has been a topic that is often talked about when discussing arrests and stops. I think this is a great idea. If there are enough funds for cops to have a camera with them then I don't see why not. It's a way to make sure every cop is doing his or her job properly. Although a majority of people who witness police encounters decide to pull out electronic...