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The program is designed for those who are interested in attending law school or for those who seeking a career as a paralegal, law enforcement officer, investigator, researcher, advocate, or a variety of other positions in the legal field. American Public University System (APUS), through its member universities American Military University and American Public University, provides relevant and affordable distance learning to more than 100,000 working adults worldwide. More than 100 degree and certificate programs are offered in disciplines such as education, technology, business administration, liberal arts, national security, military studies, intelligence, homeland security, and criminal justice. APUS is one of the nation’s largest providers of higher education to the armed forces.

Mission: American Public University System’s mission is to provide quality higher education with emphasis on educating the nation’s military and public service communities by offering respected, relevant, accessible and affordable, student-focused online programs, which prepare them for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.

Let's play Can You Guess the State:  https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-raped-12-old-awarded-114904992.html?fbclid=IwAR18Nw2...
05/15/2019
Man who raped 12-year-old awarded joint custody of her child

Let's play Can You Guess the State: https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-raped-12-old-awarded-114904992.html?fbclid=IwAR18Nw2NdUuByS6_XVdos9i8_UOZSaOqUbfGfkTZtt8Rtdu8dodtUtY3u6E

A man who raped a 12-year-old has been awarded joint custody of her child despite being convicted of her rape and another sexual assault on a child. A judge has given Christopher Mirasolo, 27, parenting time and joint legal custody of the eight-year-old boy after a paternity test found he was the fa...

05/08/2019

Who is going to commencement? Anyone?

Here's an interesting one for those of you who have taken or are thinking about taking Family Law: https://www.washingto...
05/03/2019
Police took a cancer-stricken toddler from his parents. Their supporters call it a ‘medical kidnapping.’

Here's an interesting one for those of you who have taken or are thinking about taking Family Law: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/02/police-took-cancer-stricken-toddler-his-parents-their-supporters-call-it-medical-kidnapping/?utm_term=.074c7139415c

His parents did not want to continue chemotherapy, in favor of seeking more alternative treatment and holistic methods. So police put out an alert: "MISSING AND ENDANGERED CHILD!"

April 2019 Research Showcase: LAST Presentation! ResearchNext week, April 29, we will be sponsoring our last presentatio...
04/26/2019
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April 2019 Research Showcase: LAST Presentation! Research

Next week, April 29, we will be sponsoring our last presentation. See below.

Please join us using the information below:

Conference line: 888-592-5616, participant code: 7964617.

Adobe Connect room: http://apus.adobeconnect.com/researchfest/

April 29: 1:00 –2:00 p.m. (EST)

Presenters: Dr. Michelle Watts; Mark Colwell, Graduate Student and Research Assistant

Title: Exploring the Digital Divide: Information Technology Governance and Native Nations

Abstract: This research note presents the results of a research project carried out over two years, in which the principal investigator and research assistant surveyed Native Nations across the United States and conducted interviews to determine information technology needs, uses, and their perceptions of what the Digital Divide means to them. Thus, this project sought factual data as well as perceptions about information technology and the way its presence and absence affects the lives of the indigenous people in the United States today. The survey responses were not sufficient to provide a comprehensive data picture of information technology and the indigenous in the United States. Nonetheless, the study does provide fertile ground for future research into how information technology is employed among Native Nations, as well as how gaps in infrastructure are a disadvantage for many Native Nations in the United States. In this research note the term Information Technology Governance is applied to describe government priorities and strategy for developing information technology, especially broadband internet access. It demonstrates the need for a more comprehensive Information Technology governance policy, as well as the need for more thorough and systematic research addressing the gaps in access for isolated communities within the United States.

The Business and Management Virtual Career Fair (VCF) will be held on May 22 from 9am-3pm ET! Opportunities are mostly n...
04/23/2019
Business & Management

The Business and Management Virtual Career Fair (VCF) will be held on May 22 from 9am-3pm ET!

Opportunities are mostly nationwide, with recruiters attending from the FDIC, DHS, Hilton, Echo Global Logistics, FDM Group and several other organizations. Employers are seeking candidates from entry level (recent graduate programs) to experienced professionals looking for a career change. Participants are required to have a resume at registration, and career services has many samples and even a resume review program to help prepare. To register, learn more, and to see the list of employers, use the VCF website: https://businessmanagement.vfairs.com/

Resumes are available to employers before, during, and after the event. Get your resume reviewed today! [email protected]

03/18/2019

Join us for “Walls: Are physical barriers effective foreign policy?” the debut SIR GO sponsored student-debate

March 21st 7 PM ET

https://apus.adobeconnect.com/sirgo/

Students CAN make a huge difference!  https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2019/02/23/students-high-school-all-way-p...
02/24/2019
‘From students in high school all the way to the president’s desk.’ How a government class fought for the release of unsolved FBI civil rights case files.

Students CAN make a huge difference! https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2019/02/23/students-high-school-all-way-presidents-desk-how-government-class-fought-release-unsolved-fbi-civil-rights-case-files/?utm_term=.c2cc04ade6e8

A group of New Jersey students lobbied Congress to create a panel which would review cold case files from the and release the files publicly. It may be the first time a high school class successfully crafted a bill which passed Congress.

The Employing Those Who Serve VCF will be on March 20th from 9am-3pm ET; there are over 20 employers already registered ...
02/20/2019
Employing Those Who Serve

The Employing Those Who Serve VCF will be on March 20th from 9am-3pm ET; there are over 20 employers already registered to attend. Employers are hiring nationwide. Participants will be able to meet with groups like Hilton, Amazon, Booz Allen Hamilton, U.S. Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, Gartner, and many more. For more information, to RSVP, and to attend, follow https://serve.vfairs.com/.

Questions can be directed to career services at [email protected] or by calling 1-877-755-2787, ext. 8262.

Resumes are available to employers before, during, and after the event. Get your resume reviewed today!  [email protected].

This looks good!  We are pleased to announce our latest webinar event and you are cordially invited to attend!When: Wedn...
02/15/2019
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This looks good! We are pleased to announce our latest webinar event and you are cordially invited to attend!

When: Wednesday, February 20, at 12:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Mike Ciesynski is a retired Seattle Homicide and Cold Case detective who has investigated hundreds of murders and interviewed 11 serial murderers. He has appeared on CNN, 48 Hours, Dr. Phil, and Parts Unknown with Anthony Bordain, as well as having his cases portrayed in several books.

Topic: Murder-suicide. We know the all-to-familiar story: a deranged person enters a school or workplace, shoots as many people he can, and then turns his weapon on himself. Mass shootings are a type of murder-suicide, and thankfully, for homicide detectives, these cases are a very rare occurrence. But there are other types of murder-suicides that homicide detectives do routinely investigate, and those cases are rarely reported in the media. Det. Ciesynski will discuss investigating compassionate killing and suicide. He will also briefly discuss the Kurt Cobain Suicide which he was assigned to review for the 20th anniversary of his death.

Where: http://apus.adobeconnect.com/ssgsirisbrownbag/

You will be able to listen to the event and ask questions through your computer speakers and microphone, or through your mobile devices using the AdobeConnect app. If you are unable to attend, we will offer a recording of the event.

Test your connection:

http://apus.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

For issues with Adobe, contact: [email protected]

We look forward to your participation!

38 years = $1million = how much for each year he was jailed??  Should he be giving something else, like a great job and ...
01/31/2019
Wrongfully Convicted And Jailed 38 Years, Fred Clay Gets $1 Million Payout

38 years = $1million = how much for each year he was jailed?? Should he be giving something else, like a great job and a free house?

"It is a great day for justice and it is a great day for Mr. Clay," said attorney Jeffrey Harris. The payout is the highest amount allowed under a revised state law on regarding wrongful conviction.

And here's a nice story to balance out the one below: https://www.npr.org/2019/01/24/688291027/jayme-closs-to-receive-25...
01/25/2019
Jayme Closs To Receive $25,000 Reward For Saving Herself

And here's a nice story to balance out the one below: https://www.npr.org/2019/01/24/688291027/jayme-closs-to-receive-25-000-reward-for-saving-herself?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190124&fbclid=IwAR14DneyzBs3gA6VTbPfT1Kpm3XeCE8Abag9KrI5wvD1Z69HnKK3RdxN17s

The 13-year-old was held captive for nearly three months. She escaped and helped authorities track down a suspect. A company that employed her parents is giving her the award money.

How can you put a price on this:  https://www.npr.org/2019/01/25/688501884/new-york-city-reaches-3-3-million-settlement-...
01/25/2019
New York City Reaches $3.3 Million Settlement With Kalief Browder's Family

How can you put a price on this: https://www.npr.org/2019/01/25/688501884/new-york-city-reaches-3-3-million-settlement-with-kalief-browders-family?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190125&fbclid=IwAR2HAsRMk0_iHMSnvgSQ3Cw8_cWrI4FR34_Q9H6UPqJLap6eJBZ25XC4jIg

Browder endured nearly three years on Rikers, much of it in solitary confinement, awaiting a trial that never happened. His death by suicide in 2015 led to nationwide criminal justice reform.

Here you can see another country grappling with the limits of free speech.  What are your thoughts on whether this sculp...
01/18/2019
'McJesus' Sculpture To Be Pulled From Israeli Museum After Violent Protests

Here you can see another country grappling with the limits of free speech. What are your thoughts on whether this sculpture should have been removed from the museum?

Jani Leinonen's artwork, which depicts Ronald McDonald slumped on the cross, drew the ire of local Christians. Now, the piece is getting taken down — just as the artist himself had requested.

Is this an excessive sentence?  Why or why not?
12/11/2018
NPR

Is this an excessive sentence? Why or why not?

The 21-year-old neo-Nazi who killed a woman when he plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters last year at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

On Thursday, November 29, at 4pm eastern time. Dr. Patrick Walsh will be presenting on Intelligence, Biosecurity, and Bi...
11/27/2018
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On Thursday, November 29, at 4pm eastern time. Dr. Patrick Walsh will be presenting on Intelligence, Biosecurity, and Bioterrorism.



Since 9/11, there has been an explosion in the biological sciences and biotechnology. Biotechnology can make better health, food and pharmaceutical products for the planet, but in some cases this technology also has a dual use function. This means it can also be exploited criminally and by terrorists. This presentation summarises some of the key points that arose from my recent book: Intelligence, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. The book is written for intelligence analysts, who don’t have a background in the biological sciences, but who want to understand emerging bio-threats and risks and how our intelligence communities can better meet the challenges they pose. Why our ICs have long dealt with bio-threats and risks (think WMD Iraq), their track record has not been good. I will argue in this presentation that all ICs need to do better organizationally to manage potential emerging bio-threats and risks. The presentation suggest some ways improvements can be made.



Dr. Patrick F. Walsh is a former intelligence analyst and now an Associate Professor (Intelligence and Security Studies) at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Prof Walsh is also an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Department of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester. He is a senior researcher, who has published over 30 publications on intelligence reform issues. His first book, Intelligence and Intelligence Analysis (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2011), examined a range of intelligence reform issues post 9/11 across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He is currently a chief investigator on two major grants examining security intelligence collection post Snowden and another examining emerging cyber threats. His most recent book (the subject of this webinar) Intelligence, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism (Palgrave Macmillan UK) was released in September 2018.

To participate you may enter the webinar room by going here:
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Audio will be heard through your computer speakers.

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