The iShare feature of the Justice Academy provides a repository for criminal justice professionals to upload specialized conference presentations, syllabi, course support assets, and lecture materials for review by the national audience of law and justice practitioners. The goal of this program differs from the eCampus format of the Academy by making these materials available for direct download to members without having to enroll in a formal course. iShare assets are hosted in a repository that can be accessed without a username and password. Providers uploading their materials to the iShare repository agree that others may use these materials for personal review or in support of classes they teach.
To contribute materials to the program, please send us an email to with a description of the assets you wish to contribute. You may send your materials as an attachment and our staff will post them to the website in the proper category. Narrated lectures should be sent in compressed .ppsx (Microsoft Powerpoint) format, while textual materials should be in .pdf format. Providers retain the copyright to their materials. All materials within iShare are available for use by the law and justice community free of charge.
AFCEA is a professional association that connects innovative people, great ideas and vital solutions to advance global security. They do that by developing networking and educational opportunities and providing them in an ethical forum. This enables military, government, industry and academia to align technology and strategy to meet the needs of those who serve. AFCEA ensures that all information technology, intelligence and global security professionals have access to the wealth of knowledge the association offers.
AFCEA Leadership Series and Webcasts
One of the really fun parts of JusticeAcademy.org is being able to share with the law and justice profession innovative approaches, truly meaningful resources, and exceptional opportunities for professional advancement. This is one of those times when I take great joy in sharing a resource that meets all three of these criteria. I know that it won’t have applicability to many of us, but there are those in our organizations that could really benefit from this program. Just imagine the impact that FREE college courses may have on someone in your organization that hasn’t yet had the opportunities that you have to experience REAL collegiate education. EdX increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online and advance teaching and learning through research. Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. The array of opportunities is simply staggering. Access to all courses is FREE and you can even add a moderate fee to have the course apply to a Certificate of Instruction through one of the major universities participating in the program. Take a look look at the link below. We think you’re going to love it.
edX Programs Starting Soon
Whether you’re a coroner, a member of local police or county law enforcement, an EMS professional, or medical examiner – or frankly, anyone in between, Coroner Talk™ is a superior resource for training and education of this specialty. They provide training and resources to coroners and death investigators by and from professionals around the world, in a peer to peer training environment. The authors at Coroner Talk™ recognized that the training available for coroners and small department investigators was limited by resources, time away from department, and expense. We highly recommend that you visit this outstanding website.
Coroner Talk – Death Investigation Training Podcast
JusticeAcademy.org is pleased to welcome Cognitive Consultants to academy. Thanks to the cooperation and generosity of Dr. Itiel Dror and his team, we have added a remarkable series of articles and research findings to the iShare feature for your review. Basic research in cognitive neuroscience and its application to solve problems in the real world and the workplace is the frontier in psychological science and making an impact in the world we live in. Dr Dror’s academic work relates to theoretical issues underlying human performance and cognition. His research examines the information processing involved in perception, learning, and decision making. He has published over a hundred peer-reviewed scientific articles and his work has been covered by Science and by Nature. Dr. Dror is on the Board of Editors of a number of journals, including the Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition (JARMAC), Science & Justice, and Pragmatics & Cognition. The applied research and consultancy of this organization has taken place in a variety of countries and has included governmental bodies (such as the UK Passport and Identity Services, Department of Health; the US Air Force and FBI; and Police Forces in the UK (e.g., the London Metropolitan Police), the US (e.g., LAPD, NYPD, SFPD), the Netherlands, Australia and Finland), and commercial companies (such as BT, BP, Deutsche Bank, PWC, and IBM)), as well as providing expert reports and testimonies in court cases (such as in the Levi Bellfield case in the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey in London, as well as Federal Court in the US, working both for the prosecution and for the defense).
Cognitive Consultants Research Findings and Publications
One of the advantages of being old is that you have the life experience to recall meaningful learning events from the past that still, to this day, have relevance in our profession. I imagine that there are quite a few members of the law and justice profession that were born well after the creation of an exceptional round table discussion series that was produced by Annenberg Media entitled The Constitution: That Delicate Balance. This thirteen part series was created in the 1980’s and contains some of the most insightful discourse I have ever witnessed by the leaders of the time regarding our Constitution. You can find all of the related videos listed at the URL below.
Executive Privilege and Delegation of Powers
War Powers and Covert Action
Nomination, Election, and Succession of the President
Criminal Justice and a Defendant’s Right to a Fair Trial
Crime and Insanity
Crime and Punishments
Security and Freedom of the Press
School Prayer, Gun Control, and the Right To Assemble
Right To Live, Right to Die
Affirmative Action vs Reverse Discrimination
As part of our continuing effort to locate valuable educational resources that benefit the national audience of law and justice professionals, JusticeAcademy.org seeks to find and provide convenient links to assets produced by exemplary law schools in order to make them available to all pratitioners throughout the country. Below you will find a list of video promotions, conference proceedings, and lectures that were produced by many of the top law schools in the United States and England.
Harvard University Law School
University of Chicago Law School
University of Virginia School of Law
Case Western Reserve – School of Law
UC Davis School of Law
NYU School of Law
Boston University School of Law
Regent University School of Law
University at Buffalo School of Law
McGeorge School of Law
Cornell Law School
Univ. of Georgia Law School/a>
Brooklyn Law School
New York Law School
Yale Law School
The People’s Law School
Oxford Law Faculty
Prepared and maintained by the United Nations and the International Criminal Court, the Lecture Series contains a permanent collection of lectures of enduring value on virtually every subject of international law given by leading international law scholars and practitioners from different regions, legal systems, cultures and sectors of the legal profession. The lectures are organized by subject matter, under the headings on the left of the page. Additional information about the lecturer and, when available, a brief description of the lecture, as well as related materials (lecture outline, presentation slides, references, recommended readings, etc.) can be accessed by clicking the “read more” link underneath the lecture titles. The lecturers are requested to focus on legal issues. They are speaking in their personal capacity and expressing their own views. The lectures and accompanying materials do not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations.
Audiovisual Library of International Law
The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) was created in the late ’90s to respond to the critical need to build the capacity of the juvenile defense bar and to improve access to counsel and quality of representation for children in the justice system. NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a permanent and enhanced capacity to address practice issues, improve advocacy skills, build partnerships, exchange information, and participate in the national debate over juvenile crime. NJDC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense. NJDC provides support to public defenders, appointed counsel, law school clinical programs, and non-profit law centers to ensure quality representation in urban, suburban, rural, and tribal areas. NJDC also offers a wide range of integrated services to juvenile defenders, including training, technical assistance, advocacy, networking, collaboration, capacity building, and coordination.
National Juvenile Defender Center
Every once in a great while someone creates something exceptional. JusticeAcademy.org is pleased to add a URL to one of the best resources we have ever seen, entitled The Pros & The Cons. Created by Gary Zeune, CPA this site is exactly what small law enforcement agencies and rural prosecutors need as a source for information and examples about fraud investigation. Actually, everyone will find this site of value. We tip our hats to Gary for creating such remarkable education source dealing with fraud investigation.
The Pros and The Cons
For those interested in exploring this comprehensive subject, MIT’s OpenCourseware initiative is making available an asynchronous class created by Prof. Balakrishnan Rajagopal. Included are readings, assignments, and course materials. There is no fee for the course and you can find this self-paced course at the link below. This course studies the interaction between law, courts, and social movements in shaping domestic and global public policy. Examines how groups mobilize to use law to affect change and why they succeed and fail. The class uses case studies to explore the interplay between law, social movements, and public policy in current areas such as gender, race, labor, trade, environment, and human rights. Finally, it introduces the theories of public policy, social movements, law and society, and transnational studies.
For those not yet familiar with this educational resource, VideoLectures.NET serves as a repository and portal for academic lectures dealing with a wide variety of subjects. The three links listed below provide direct URL access to lectures within the law profession, Criminology, and Sociology discipline. Many of the lectures are captured as a byproduct of instruction within the classroom and as such, provide a first hand glimpse into the international lexicon of teaching and learning. JusticeAcademy.org is pleased to provide this resource and we encourage you to browse the lectures contained within these links as you continue to advance your understanding of the disciplines.
Law School Lectures
This fully narrated course provides an introduction to scientific methodology and research designs used to conduct basic and applied research in the criminal justice field. The lecture series emphasizes scientific operations, survey methods, and concepts of evaluation. The course materials will provide the viewer with the tools needed for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom, both as a researcher and as a consumer of research. We hope that the course presentation materials will help you connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Professor Walker is retired from the Houston Police Department, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education, as well as a member of the faculty of both the University of Maryland – University College and American Intercontinental University.
Interpreting Data and Results
Evaluation, Research, and Policy Analysis
This feature of the Navy’s Postgraduate School contains an abundance of information of valuable resources pertinent to the law enforcement profession. Included within this collection are reports and features dealing with such subjects as; domestic terrorism, cyber infrastructure protection, energy security, mass evacuation, lone wolf terrorism, gangs, school violence, social media use in emergencies.
This exceptionally well crafted documentary dealing with the contemporary challenges of policing in Newark, New Jersey was prepared by PBS Frontline. It really doesn’t matter if you work in a rural law enforcement agency or in an urban setting, this program is a must see in order to fully understand the issues, incentives, fears, and trepidation of modern day law enforcement. We highly recommend that you take the time to review this presentation and we encourage you to share it with your colleagues.
From Plato in Athens to Police Commissioner William Bratton in New York, experts on public order have ceaselessly worried over one key problem: how to control the police who maintain that order. This article by George L. Kelling published in the City Journal presents a view of actions taken by the New York Police Department (NYPD) to change the accountability structure of the department.
How to Run a Police Department
JusticeAcademy.org is very pleased to welcome a new contribution regarding Constitutional Law provided by MERLOT – Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. The author provided the resource to support the efforts of collegiate professors all over the world who are engaged in teaching students about the history of the Court, how the Court functions, theories of interpretation, and other relevant aspects of this academic discipline. If you are not already a member of MERLOT, you should consider setting up a free account. We will provide periodic links to information that we believe are of value to the national audience of law and justice professionals.
JusticeAcademy.org is very pleased to welcome a new contribution of an appreciable literary holding of intellectual assets and course materials relative to the law and justice professions made available by a grant from Dr. George Little, Texas State University – Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. As a member of our Board of Governors, Dr. Little has been active in advancing the reach and relevance of JusticeAcademy.org and we would like to express our appreciation for this substantial contribution. Included within this collection are course materials, reference sources, videos, lecture outlines, syllabi, and innumerable support assets for law and justice training courses created in support of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. The amount of materials provided under this grant, once again, is so substantial that it is impractical to code it in an HTTP format. Instead, JusticeAcademy.org is making these assets available in FTP format. We invite you to visit the link below to view the directories and sub-directories of educational assets made available through this generous grant.
JusticeAcademy.org is pleased to include a recent book publication by Judge Hal Campbell, Ph.D. and Charles Kelly, Ph.D. entitled; Distance Learning Literacy – The Student’s Guide to Success in the Online Education Environment. This book was authored after decades of involvement by both men in campus based and online learning. The objective of the book is to provide new students in the distance education arena with a practical guide that can empower them to succeed. A free PDF version of the text is available below for your convenience. A paperback version is available through most major book sellers.
JusticeAcademy.org would like to call to the attention of its readers a recently concluded television series produced by CSPAN entitled Landmark Supreme Court Cases. The series explores the human stories and constitutional dramas behind some of the most significant and frequently cited decisions in the Supreme Court’s history. This 12-part series delves into cases that represent some of the tipping points in our nation’s story and in our evolving understanding of rights in America. Produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, each 90 minute program is available at the link below for your review. JusticeAcademy.org greatly appreciates the efforts of CSPAN to make this valuable series available to the law and justice community.
JusticeAcademy.org is very pleased to welcome the contribution of an appreciable literary holding of intellectual assets and course materials relative to the law and justice professions made available by a grant from Dr. George Little, Texas State University – Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. We would like to express our appreciation for this substantial donation and permission to reprint granted by Dr. George Little and Dr. Rick Walker, both former Directors of the Institute of Criminal Justice (ICJS) at Texas State University. Included within this collection are course materials, reference sources, videos, lecture outlines, syllabi, and innumerable support assets for law and justice training courses created in support of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. The amount of materials provided under this grant is so substantial that it is impractical to code it in an HTTP format. Instead, JusticeAcademy.org is making these assets available in FTP format. We invite you to visit the link below to view the directories and sub-directories of educational assets made available through this generous grant.
The article below, authored by Judge Thomas English, entitled the Truth Never Changes serves as an exceptional guide to law enforcement officers and other criminal justice professionals relative to various aspects of courtroom testimony. This point by point articulation provides some very helpful insights into methods of articulating the truth as well as expectations by the court for accurate, comprehensive, and truthful testimony. As a former law enforcement officer, Assistant United States Attorney, Army J.A.G. officer, and Administrative Law Judge, Judge English is in a unique position to offer insights and guidance regarding this critical aspect of effective testimony.
The Truth Never Changes
This three part series addressing the subjects of critical thinking, multidimensional reasoning, logic, and leadership within the law and justice professions was prepared by the author as a publication for LinkedIn. The content of these articles are particularly useful for executive leaders of police organizations in defining public policy, focusing on the development of a transparent enforcement strategy, and defending executive decisions regarding the need, intent, and purpose of such actions. Judge Campbell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking on a Higher Plane – Multidimensional Strategy
Critical Thinking, Common Fallacies, and Leadership
Certainty, the Search for Truth, and Leadership
The lectures associated with this presentation were prepared by Dr. Rick Walker in support of his class on Criminal Justice Administration at Texas A & M University. This course examines all facets of the criminal justice system as well as several related matters of interest to prospective and current administrators. The general goal of the course is to inform the reader of the primary people, practices, and terms that are utilized in justice administration. All files below are fully narrated. Professor Walker is retired from the Houston Police Department, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education, as well as a member of the faculty at Texas A&M. Dr. Walker can be reached at email@example.com.
Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
Organization and Administration
Police Organizations and Operations
Police Personnel Roles and Functions
Police Issues and Practices
Court Organization and Operations
Court Personnel Roles and Functions
Court Issues and Practices
Corrections Organizations and Operations
Corrections Personnel and Functions
Corrections Issues and Practices
Rights of Criminal Justice Employees
Technologies in Support of CJ Administration
The sixteen part series below was created by BarCoach.com for aspiring law students who are nearing the time when they will take the most important examination of their life. The video series, narrated by Laura Wilson, is very informative and helpful not only to those who aspire to practice law, but for those of us within the profession who may need some recurring training regarding the foundations and principles associated with our profession. The series includes comprehensive video narratives dealing with criminal law elements, liabilities, defenses to crimes, inchoate crimes, and specific criminal offenses. This series is especially valuable, in our opinion, for police academy cadets and seasoned officers who are engaged in recurring training. JusticeAcademy.org greatly appreciates the efforts of BarCoach.com for making these training materials available to the national audience of law and justice professionals.
The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. The rule of law provides the foundation for communities of opportunity and equity – communities that offer sustainable economic development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights. Their work engages citizens and leaders across the globe and from all work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through three complementary and mutually reinforcing programs of Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law, stimulate government reforms, and develop practical programs at the community level. We encourage you to visit the WJP site by clicking on the link below and advancing your familiarity and awareness of the important mission of this exemplary organization.
The Justice Academy is pleased to provide this link to the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s, Studio 71 Webcasts. NITA’s team of practicing lawyers, professors and judges from around the nation dedicates its efforts to the training and development of skilled and ethical legal advocates to improve the adversarial justice system. NITA’s mission is to; promote justice through effective and ethical advocacy; train and mentor lawyers to be competent and ethical advocates in pursuit of justice; and develop and teach trial advocacy skills to support and promote the effective and fair administration of justice. With the encouragement of an American Bar Association (ABA) task force and other interested groups, three professional organizations funded the creation of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) in 1971: the Section of Judicial Administration of the ABA; the American College of Trial Lawyers; and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Since then, NITA has been developing and providing exemplary educational resources for use by trial lawyers and judges throughout the nation. JusticeAcademy.org greatly appreciates the cooperation and support of NITA’s executive leadership in making this resource available and we look forward to future collaborations.
The Justice Academy is pleased to provide this link to the Pendleton Judicial Training Updates. This educational resources is authored and provided by Judge Alan Pendleton, Tenth Judicial District, State of Minnesota. The Honorable Alan F. Pendleton is chambered in Anoka County, Minnesota and was appointed to the district court bench in November 1999. He served as Senior Assistant Anoka County Attorney for 17 years and as a civil litigator for several years with Robins, Zelle, Larson and Kaplan, and then with Schwebel, Goetz and Sieben. As a prosecutor, Judge Pendleton prosecuted numerous homicide and other high-profile cases. Judge Pendleton has an extensive background in teaching and has served as an Adjunct Professor at numerous local Universities including the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Over the years he has participated in training and educational programs for more than 30 different County, State and Federal organizations.
This section of the Justice Academy presents selected publications provided by the California Training Institute. CTI’s mission is to serve as a premier provider of specialized, cutting-edge training products, and safety and risk management services to law enforcement, government agencies, and aviation organizations worldwide, using innovative, science-based solutions, and related services that will increase their clients’ productivity and significantly reduce organizational risk. The Justice Academy greatly appreciates the support and cooperation of the leadership at CTI in making these materials available to the national audience of law and justice professionals. For a complete listing of periodicals and training opportunities made available through CTI, please visit their website at www.cti-home.com
Introduction to the Science of Human Factors
Stress and Performance – Part 1
Stress and Performance – Part 2
Situational Awareness and Decision Making
Distortion of Time and Space Under Stress
Measuring and Understanding the Stress Response in Tactical Situations
Murder or Stress Induced Hypervigilance
Officer Involved Shootings
Survival Scores Research Project
The Anatomy of Fear and How it Relates to Survival Skills Training
Combating Police Officer Fatigue
Nurocognitive Consequences of Sleep Deprivation
Crew Factors in Alertness
Fatigue: Working Under the Influence
Police and Sleep Problems
Biological Basis of Emotions
Inattention or Change Blindness
Neuroscience for Combat Leaders
Date Rape Drugs and Loss of Memory
Memory: How Memories are Formed, Stored, and Retrieved
Memory: Implications in Officer Involved Shootings and
Officer Involved Shooting Threats
Acute Dissociative Responses in Law Enforcement Officers Involved in Critical Shooting Incidents
Factors Affecting Reaction Time
Reasonableness and Reaction Time
Cognitive Interview Method
Avoiding the Ten Fatal Human Errors
Citizens Academy with a twist puts civilians in the OIS hot seat
Emotional Intelligence (Leadership)
The Justice Center, sponsored by the Council of State Governments, recently held its annual conference which focused on the issue of justice reinvestment and public safety. The proceedings of this conference are provided, in video format, for your review. Much of what was discussed can be applied to all jurisdictions and many of the speakers provided insightful commentary and analysis regarding the issues of recidivism, spending, and the justice systems need to focus on prevention. The Justice Academy greatly appreciates the work of the Council of State Governments to provide for the exchange of ideas and viewpoints on these contemporary issues and for making these conference proceedings available to the national audience of law and justice professionals.
The article below has been authored and provided by Mac McLemore and addresses a variety of issues associated with occupational safety and health risks faced by law enforcement officers. Over the past forty years, the awareness and importance of safe operating practices have become part of our day-to-day ‘standard” procedures’. Safe work practices can no longer be thought of as ‘another program’ added to our normal work practices; it is now and must be part of our daily working existence. The law enforcement profession is no different. We readily associate the law enforcement profession with protecting the public, without realizing that at the same time they face many of the same occupational hazards that many other workers face, such as exposure to hazardous substances, slip and fall hazard hazards, selection and use of proper personal protection equipment, safe lifting techniques, working alone and blood borne pathogens. The Justice Academy greatly appreciates the contribution of Mr. McLemore to the iShare repository and encourages all members of the profession to consider the merits of providing their insights for reveiw by the national audience of law and justice professionals.
The article listed below was originally published in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and deals with the subject of homeland security strategy development. The methodology presented within this writing addresses the very complex aspects of multivariate-multidirectional strategy planning using Discriminant Function Analysis for either homeland security strategy or domestic law enforcement operations. Thinking in multiple directions is the cornerstone of anticipating potential threats, deliberation of the controllable factors associated with such threats, and mitigating prospective vulnerabilities by influence over those factors we control. Clearly most people within this professional arena do not build such complex models in support of their efforts, but this article does open the possibilities for such in depth deliberation and encourages us all to think in a multivariate-multidirectional frame of reference in order to game such scenarios when the opportunities exist. Should you have any questions concerning this article or the strategy approaches highlighted herein, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information listed below represents a sampling of state parole board guidelines and policies from selected jurisdictions throughout the nation. These documents provide a good baseline representation of the covenants and directives associated with such policy guidelines, as well as the legal statutes and expectations associated with such actions. If you would care to add your state’s parole board policy for inclusion within this iShare section, please email the document in PDF format to email@example.com
Alaska State Parole Board Guidelines
Connecticut State Parole Board Guidelines
Iowa State Parole Board Guidelines
Kentucky State Parole Board Guidelines
Massachusetts State Parole Board Guidelines
Maryland State Parole Board Guidelines
New Jersey State Parole Board Guidelines
New York State Parole Board Guidelines
Ohio State Parole Board Guidelines
Oregon State Parole Board Guidelines
Texas State Parole Board Guidelines
Utah State Parole Board Guidelines
Virginia State Parole Board Guidelines
West Virginia State Parole Board Guidelines
Wyoming State Parole Board Guidelines
The information listed below represents a sampling of Use of Force policies from selected law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. These documents provide a good baseline representation of the covenants and directives associated with such policy guidelines, as well as the legal statutes and expectations associated with such actions. If you would care to provide your department’s use of force policy for inclusion within this iShare section, please email the document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles Sheriff Department
Dallas Police Department
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Milwaukee Police Department
State of New Jersey
New York Police Department
Oakland Police Department
San Diego Police Department
Seattle Police Department
Spokane Police Department
Ann Arundel County Maryland
Truro Police Department
This course deals with a variety of subjects associated with private and industrial security. Lecture content includes; commercial security, information technology security, institutional security, terrorist threats, infrastructure security and many more. All files below are fully narrated. Professor Walker is retired from the Houston Police Department, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education, as well as a member of the faculty at Texas A&M. Dr. Walker can be reached at email@example.com.
Drugs and Workplace Violemce
Information Technology Security
Legal and Ethical Considerations
Preventing Losses from Accidents, Emergencies, Natural Disasters
Preventing Losses from Criminal Actions
Risk Management Foundation of Private Security
Securing the Infrastructure
Terrorism and Homeland Security Responsibilities
The Evolution of Private Security
The Private Security Professional
The Public Private Interface
When Prevention Fails
This lecture deals with a seldom invoked judicial option, which is specifically designed to enhance the prerogatives of the lower courts in extending their reach beyond the maximum allowable sentence under the law and to provide a mechanism whereby the court can impose stringent sentencing conditions that address the multivariate nature of an offender’s criminality. This brief presentation explains the philosophy behind the use of deferred imposition of sentence, along with a multivariate sentencing and release strategy that seeks to force behavior modification and treatment as part of the sentencing conditions that are invoked by the court. Last Chance sends a clear message to a potentially salvageable offender and affords a reasoned program of addressing an offender’s behavior to eliminate certain factors that result in temptations and choices that have brought the accused to the attention of the justice system. This project holds tremendous nationwide potential as a community based sentencing alternative to demonstrate compassionate justice, but with teeth.
Last Chance Program
The Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. In addition to continuing to capture ongoing reviews of justice programs, CrimeSolutions.gov now also presents reviews of justice practices. A practice is a general category of activities, strategies, or procedures that share similar characteristics with regard to the issues they address and how they address them. While CrimeSolutions.gov program profiles can answer questions like “Did the ABC Mentoring Program in Anytown, USA achieve its goals?”, a practice profile might be used to answer “Does mentoring usually achieve its goals?” See Why Programs and Practices? to learn more. The Justice Academy is pleased to profile this exceptional resource provided by the National Institute of Justice.
The publications listed below have been made available by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is the largest sheriff’s department in the world serving nearly ten million residents. In addition to specialized services, the Department is divided into eleven divisions, each headed by a Division Chief. There are three patrol divisions (Field Operations Regions I, II and III), Custody Operations Division, Correctional Services Division, Detective Division, Court Services Division, Technical Services Division, Office of Homeland Security, Administrative Services Division, and Leadership and Training Division
Split Second Decision – The dynamics of the chase in todayʼs society
Public Trust Policing – Partnering with the Communities We Protect
Education Based Incarceration – Creating a Life Worth Living
Executive Clergy Council – Year in Review 2011
Standing Up for School Safety
LASD Strategic Plan – 2009
Terrorism Early Warning
This manual is of particular relevance to those who serve as Police and Prison Chaplains. It also has merit in explaining to those of us who rely on these personnel, how they take up their charge and the guidelines they embrace, as a profession, in the carrying out their duties. We hope that you find this manual of interest, both personally and professionally, as you endeavor to broaden your understanding of the calling they have answered. The Justice Academy and the law and justice professions thank you for your service.
This brief seminar was developed to assist law enforcement leaders with planning and evaluating directed patrol and strategic enforcement operations. The seminar covers the element of correlation analysis, linear regression based crime forecasting, time-series crime rate projections, and determinations of crime prevention effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis. Judge Campbell can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
This extensive collection of insightful writings and journal articles addresses a wide variety of topics associated with criminal justice and has been provided in support of the Justice Academy by Lieutenant Ray Foster, Los Angeles Police Department (Retired). Ray Foster is recognized as one of the premiere authors and visionaries of the criminal justice system and enjoys a distinguished career as a law enforcement leader, consultant, author, and contributor to many journals and associations. He remains actively engaged in advancing the profession through his consulting service and as the producer and host of American Heroes. Lieutenant Foster may be contacted directly at email@example.com
American Heroes Radio – Previous Episodes
Five Tactics for Taking Civil Service Examinations
Terrorism: Crime or Asymmetrical Warfare
Rethinking Command and Control
Lessons Learned Overseas
Cop Cars: From Buckboard to Buck Rodgers
Homeland Security: A Needs Assessment
Terrorism Organizational and Communication Strategies
Terrorism, Safety, and Situational Awareness
Eleven Tactics for Oral Interviews
Jump Start Your Leadership
Leadership in Tough Times
Ten Must do Actions Before your Patrol Shift
Assorted Lecture Slides for Classes in Police Technology, Leadership, and Policing
The Justice Academy is pleased to provide access to the video webinar lectures listed below that was made possible by the support of the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys. AFDA.org seeks to advance the abilities and proficiency of federal defense attorneys throughout the nation by distributing informative training materials and providing insightful video lectures that deal with contemporary legal issues, to its members. The Justice Academy greatly appreciates the contributions of the AFDA and we specifically would like to express our appreciation to its Director, Gregory Nicolaysen,for his ongoing support of the law and justice communities. Mr. Nicolaysen can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Every Defense Attorney Should Know About Cell Phone Technology
Federal Bail & Detention Proceedings (presentation by Greg Nicolaysen)
Key Updates & Strategies In Defending Criminal Tax Fraud Cases
Health Care Fraud: Key Updates & Defense Strategies
Professor Berman’s Coverage Of New U.S. Supreme Court Rulings On Federal Sentencing
The Justice Academy is proud to provide this literary collection authored and contributed by Dr. Ron Martinelli. This series of articles addresses a considerable number of contemporary topics associated with the criminal justice profession. Dr. Martinelli served for many years as police officer and detective for the Redwood City Police Department, San Jose PD, and Morro Bay PD in California. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology from Columbia Pacific University and in addition to being a prolific author on wide variety of subjects critical to the discipline, he also consults and advises law enforcement executives throughout the nation on some of the more serious issues associated with police use of force. He is Board Certified by the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He can be contacted at email@example.com
Psycho-physiological Responses to TASER®-ECD Influence
The Tucson Incident – America’s Ticking Time Bombs
The Art of Force – Pre-contact Threat Assessment
Post Shooting Trauma
To Chase or Not to Chase
The Return of the Carotid Restraint Control Hold
This eleven part lecture series was created by Pastor Ed Vainio, who has served as an Ordained Minister for the Assemblies of God Church for the past forty years, as a Police and Prison Chaplain, and member of JusticeAcademy.org. Pastor Vainio can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Compassionate Justice
Judeo-Christian Religion and the Law
Emotional Cost of Compassionate Justice
Compassionate Law Enforcement
The Compassionate Judge
Coping with Loss in the Police Community
The Police Chaplain
Police Chaplaincy and Prison Ministry
The Impact of Religion on Law and Justice
The Death Penalty
This comprehensive seminar series is presented by Dr. Rick Walker and addresses a variety of interesting and timely topics associated with Crime and Delinquency. Professor Walker is retired from the Houston Police Department, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education, as well as a member of the faculty at Texas A&M. Created as an introductory course in criminal justice for the National Institute for Law and Justice Education, this lecture series provides significant insights into many of the relevant issues associated with this topic. Dr. Walker can be reached at email@example.com.
Introduction to Crime and Delinquency
Causes of Juvenile Crime
Measures of Juvenile Crime and Victimization
Individual Causes of Crime
Social Structure and Crime Causation
Social Process Theories of Delinquency
Families and Delinquency
The Juvenile Court: Trails and Disposition
Community Based Programs
The Future of Juvenile Justice
This twelve part seminar deals with the topic of Administrative Policy and Strategy. The lectures included within this series were developed by Lieutenant Jose Torres of the Houston Police Department. Lieutenant Torres graduated from the Houston Police Academy in September, 1994. As a Police Officer, he worked in patrol, the Gang Task Force and juvenile investigations, before promoting to Sergeant in April, 2002. He has served within the Command Office of HPD and been assigned to the Houston Police Training Academy. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) National Academy (Session #243) in Quantico, Virginia.
Principles and Practices
Police Organization and Operations
The Police Supervisor’s Function
Issues in Police Behavior
Recognizing Ethical Decisions
Personal and Departmental Liability
Reporting and Records
The Application of Technology to Policing
Present and Emerging Trends in Law Enforcement
Geographic Information Systems are used to support a plethora of agency functions and operations nowadays. The technique can be a bit mysterious for those who are not familiar with computer science and information systems but the utility of such systems is without question. This presentation provides a comprehensive look at the fundamental aspects of GIS and explains the intricacies of such systems. Although this series is not narrated (yet) it does provide the transcript of his lectures on the subject and is quite valuable to those just learning how to use GIS environments. Professor Campbell’s professional experience includes over ten years of service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as Deputy Sheriff, Head Statistical Analyst, and Law Enforcement Planning Coordinator. From 1989 to 2009 he served as professor and department chair with the California State University. His most recent association was in Richland County, Montana where he served as the Sub-Judge of the Justice and City Courts. Judge Campbell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Database Design and Component File Layering
Thematic Analysis and Raster Image Registration
Multivariate Analysis and Structured Query Language
Advanced SQL and Applied Spatial Modeling
An insightful lecture series dealing with the subject of multivariate analysis and reasoning that is applicable to many aspects of the criminal justice profession, but the concepts presented in this particular lecture series are especially relevant to public policy analysis, strategic planning, and executive decision making. Professor Campbell’s professional experience includes over ten years of service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as Deputy Sheriff, Head Statistical Analyst, and Law Enforcement Planning Coordinator. From 1989 to 2009 he served as professor and department chair with the California State University. His most recent association was in Richland County, Montana where he served as the Sub-Judge of the Justice and City Courts. Judge Campbell can be reached at email@example.com
Introduction to Scientific Reasoning and Analysis
Argument Structures and Logic
Multivariate Theory and Logic
Vertical and Perpendicular Logic
The Scientific Evaluation Process
Proving a Premise with Z ratio
Proving a Premise with Student’s T ratio
Proving a Premise with Chi-Square
Proving a Premise with Pearson’s R
Multivariate Correlation and Discriminant Analysis
Applied Spatial Modeling
Multidimensional Research Design Strategies
Logic Models in Support of Homeland Security Strategy
This course covers policy aspects of the criminal justice system, including policing, courts and prosecution, and legislative methods of crime control. It also moves beyond the justice system and examines the effectiveness of crime control at the individual, family, school, and community levels. Finally, it covers environmental criminology, juvenile crime control, and explanations of large-scale crime trends, particularly the reductions witnessed during the 1990s. Professor Walker is retired from the Houston Police Department, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education, as well as a member of the faculty at Texas A&M. Dr. Walker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crime Control – Prevention
Crime Control Perspectives
Community Involvement in Policing
Prosecutors and Crime Control
Crime Control Legislation
The Courts Role in Crime Control
Probation and Parole
Domestic and Family Crimes
Crime Control in the Community
Juvenile Crime Control
Explaining Crime Trends
This extensive library of insightful writings and journal articles dealing with a wide variety of topics associated with police special operations and tactics is authored and provided by Commander Sid Heal, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Commander Heal is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities in police special operations and tactics. The Justice Academy greatly appreciates the contributions of Commander Heal, the National Tactical Officer’s Association, and other publishers for their help in making these valuable training resources available to the national audience of law and justice professionals. Commander Heal may be contacted at SHeal@FieldCommandLLC.com
Bond Relationship Targeting
Center of Gravity and Critical Vunerabilities
Characteristics of Crises and Conflicts
Command and Control Architecture
Command vs. Control
Commander’s Intent-Tactical Edge
Convergence-bluring of war and crime
Crisis Decision Making Under Stress
Debriefings and After Action Reviews
Decision Points and Trip Wires
Drifting Standards and Creeping Missions
Envisioning an End State
Expressed and Implied Threats
Fighting in Five Dimensions
Fog and Friction
Function-Command and Control
Insubordination v. Command Responsibility
Intelligence-Gathering and using
Intuitive Decision Making for Police
Junctures and Leverage Points
Maneuvering in Time
Perspectives on Planning
Planning and Implementing
Priority of Life
This two part series provides an insightful glimpse into the issues associated with urban strategy and tactics and is made available with reprint permission from the authors and smallwarsjournal.com. John Sullivan currently serves as a lieutenant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department where he is assigned to the Emergency Operations Bureau. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism (CAST). His research focuses on counterinsurgency, intelligence, terrorism, and urban operations. Adam Elkus is an analyst specializing in foreign policy and security. His articles have been published in Red Team Journal, Small Wars Journal, and other associated publications.
Mumbai: Modern Urban Siege
Command of the Cities
This two part narrated seminar was originally produced for the National Institute for Law and Justice Education to help guide new college students in succeeding in higher education. Based on a book written by Dr. Charles Kelly and Dr. Hal Campbell entitled Distance Learning Literacy, the presentation speaks to a wide range of issues commonly encountered by new students as they endeavor to navigate their way to success in the collegiate setting. It also has significant application to education in general and would be helpful to new cadets in understanding what is expected of them as they train to become members of the profession. You may contact Dr. Charlie Kelly via email at email@example.com
Surviving College Online
Distance Learning Literacy