Tagged: law

Law Review Commons: A Great Source for Open Access to Law Scholarship

A key research database that warrants greater attention is the burgeoning Law Review Commons . The first of its kind, the site serves as the largest open access law database comprising more than 300 law reviews and over 220,000 articles from top law schools dating back to 1852. The site sprang in...

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You Have Questions, the White House Has Answers: National Security and the Constitution

Recently, the White House released a policy report detailing the constitutional backdrop by which the United States conducts military force overseas.  This document, “Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations“, provides insight into several aspects surrounding U.S....

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National Institute of Justice Hosts Seminar on Preventing Gun Violence

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is hosting a seminar titled “Preventing Gun Violence: Understanding Law Enforcement Responses and Improving Multi-disciplinary Partnership for Peace” on Wednesday, August 24th in Washington DC. The NIJ periodically organizes seminars that feature research pertaining to current policies and practices. The seminar will feature four...

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Preventing Violent Extremism with Community Policing

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) along with the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS) released a step-by-step guide to using community policing practices and outreach to prevent violent extremism. The guide, titled “Promising Practices for Using Community Policing to Prevent Violent Extremism: How to Create and Implement...

The World of Tomorrow and the Rise of Individual Criminal Entrepreneurs

The European Police Office (Europol) presented their view on the future of serious and organized crime in the European Union this month with the report “Exploring Tomorrow’s Organised Crime”. The release of this report comes at an opportune time for EU policymakers. The first full multi-annual policy cycle on serious...

Speaking for the Future: Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Offers Final Recommendations

Most readers will recall where they were when they first heard the news: “Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Leaves 28 Dead”. A wave of grief and horror poured over the American public as the news spread. “On December 14, 2012, one of the most vicious and incomprehensible domestic attacks in American...

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Helps Identify Law Enforcement Needs

On December 22nd, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a report that details more than 5.6 million criminal offenses in 2013 through the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program made this report, NIBRS 2013, to provide information about victims, known offenders and relationships between 23...

Little Dog, Big Teeth: How Proximity to Large Law Enforcement Agencies Affects the Preparedness of Smaller Agencies

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service released in 2012 and re-released this month a report titled: “Homeland Security in Small Law Enforcement Jurisdictions: Preparedness, Efficacy, and Proximity to Big-City Peers“. The study detailed in this report sought to address whether small municipal law enforcement agencies (employing 25 or fewer full-time sworn officers)...