Tag: Public Service

Grey map of the world depicting INF treaty and cold war mentalities

On February 1, 2019, the United States formally suspended adherence to the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, further declaring that it would fully withdraw from the treaty in six months. Russia immediately followed suit, thereby essentially eliminating one of the Cold War’s most significant arms control achievements and the foundation for the nuclear arms control …

lawyers walking through a court house and the start of the criminal justice system

According to Dictionary.com, criminal justice is “the system of law enforcement, involving police, lawyers, courts, and corrections, used for all stages of criminal proceedings and punishment.” People with a background in criminal justice have jobs ranging from police officer and corrections officer to forensic psychologist and criminal profiler. Are you interested in a criminal justice …

Carl Bradshaw

 I’m a retired Army officer and I have been working in the military or with veterans continuously for 37 years. I retired from active duty as a U.S. Army military intelligence officer in 2005. I served with the 101st Airborne Division in the Sinai, the 1st Armored Division during operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the 3rd …

An Excelsior College Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is an excellent vehicle to break into a new employment field or to advance in a career. If you have a passion for public service and the betterment of your community, then the MPA is worth consideration as a degree option. Here are some of the …

Research shows that while on the job, law enforcement officers are physiologically experiencing a “bipolar effect.”  While on shift, their bodies are in “fight or flight mode” akin to being in a manic state. However, when they come off shift they come “down,” akin to the depression state of bipolarism. The expected result of this …

gavel and scales of justice

Note: The following is an abridged article based on an Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences presentation Pre-trial detention is both costly and often is disproportionately leveraged against minorities and those with lower socio-economical means. Courts nationwide are looking to algorithms to determine whether a defendant should be detained pending trial. The goal of using algorithms is …

african american gentleman walking in front of graffiti

Gangs seems to be a prevalent theme in our country, from television shows to music to the clothing industry. CJ 315: Gangs in America explores this issue, covering topics including why gangs form, why people join gangs, and society’s response to the problem. Students also discuss the various types of gangs (street gangs, prison gangs, …

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not represent the views or opinions of my employer. It is a long way from President John F. Kennedy’s exhortation for young people to consider working in government to President Ronald Reagan saying the nine most dangerous words are, “I’m from the government and I’m here …