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Battered Women: Why Do They Stay?

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.

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Sharing the Truth

Does honesty apply to a department, or can a department retain its bragging rights?  Does it apply when it comes to sharing a full exchange of all information?  I think it should.

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Shoot From the Ankle

Every year officers are disarmed and murdered with their own weapons.  It only makes sense to always carry while off duty and to always carry a back-up weapon while on duty.

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The Importance of Being Responsive to Crime Victims

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.

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At What Cost?

Take the time to nurture your loved ones. They need you more than "the job" does.

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The Straight Edge Scene: Rated XXX

Many of today's "youth groups" have been heavily influenced by the music scene.  Of all the movements, one in particular, Straight Edge, still maintains strong ties with the music world.

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Let's Party

Like other street groups, party crews are affected by changing trends, new members joining, older members leaving and technology. One thing to re­member is that most party crew mem­bers do not seek the violence that is found on the street.

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Police Recruits

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?

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The U.S. Postal Inspection Service

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.