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The Importance of Being Responsive to Crime Victims  

October 1, 2000

By Arthur J. Lurigio, Ph.D., Mindy B. Mechanic, Ph.D.

The costs and consequences of crime can be measured in different ways.  When measured in dollar amounts, for example, crime costs more than 100 billion dollars annually for lost property, medical bills, and work absenteeism.  These costs are tangible measures of the heavy toll that crime exacts on our country's residents.

Battered Women: Why Do They Stay?  

October 1, 2000

By Stephen J. Ziegler, J.D.

She walks into the police station, pregnant, and with two children in tow.  Her face is swollen, her hair matted with blood.  In an enraged voice she tells the police that she is tired of being beaten, wants her boyfriend arrested, and promises to prosecute this time.  Although they have heard all of this five times before, the police nevertheless take pictures and her statement, suspecting all along that the case will never see the inside of a courtroom.

Henderson (Nev.) Police Department  

September 1, 2000

By Rebecca Stone

The Henderson Police Department, with Acting Chief Mike Mayberry at the helm, is doing all it can to rise to growth-spurt challenges that come its way.

Doing ‘Whatever it Takes’ To Survive Confrontations  

August 1, 2000

By Capts. Larkin Fourkiller and Michael Holsapple

Consider that since 1994, more than 280,000 law enforcement officers have been assaulted or injured and more than 840 killed in the line of duty.  We should ask one another whether some of these deaths and injuries could have been prevented.  Are police officers really trained in the best methods to survive "street fight" encounters?

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service  

August 1, 2000

By Robert Bethel

Chief Postal Inspector Kenneth C. Weaver heads one of the oldest and most distinguished federal law enforcement agencies in the country, the United States Postal Inspection Service.

Police Recruits  

August 1, 2000

By T.M. Finneran

Should applicants for jobs as police be held to a higher standard of moral character than is expected in other fields of employment? These re­cruits, after all, are just the mirror image of the society they will police. Is this pre­requisite fair, or even realistic?

Hoover Dam Police Department  

July 1, 2000

By Steve Leon

On a typical day at Hoover Dam, it is not unusual to observe tourists peering at the world-famous structure through sunglasses.  The sunglasses worn by Hoover Dam police officers provide the same view of the dam, which lies on the Arizona-Nevada border, but with a different perspective.

Honolulu Police Department  

June 1, 2000

By Kevin Katamoto

If you are fortunate to find yourself on a beautiful beach in Waikiki and, for whatever reason, you need police service, who would you call? Contrary to popular belief, it would not be Hawaii 5-0.

Tribute To An Inspiration  

February 1, 2000

By Robert E. Salmon

As we stared at the sea of vehicles, the hair stood up on my arms and the back of my neck.  Memories of the previous three weeks were replaced by a sense of pride, duty and honor.  I wanted more than anything to be a part of what I saw, to belong among the people who were gathered to pay respect to a fallen officer.

Adventures in Law Enforcement  

March 1, 1999

By Rebecca Stone

It's no secret that law enforcement is a multi-faceted profession. From small departments, where officers must wear many hats, to the specialists of giant metropolitan agencies, the job offers ample opportunity to sharpen wits- over and over- on a variety of levels.

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