Webinar: Recognizing Gang Activity in Schools
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, in collaboration with the National Gang Center, will host a no-cost webinar titled “Recognizing Gang Activity in Schools.” This webinar presents formal and informal techniques to recognize signs of gang activity in a school setting. Establishing reliable evidence of gang presence in and around a school depends on sharing and validating information among school personnel, youth service providers, and local law enforcement. Taken together, these means of authenticating information establish a more accurate picture of the level of disruption and threat to school safety posed by gang activity.
Date: September 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., ET
Webinar: Brady Giglio: What Justice Professionals Need to Know
In Brady v. Maryland, United States v. Giglio, and a series of subsequent cases, the U.S. Supreme Court placed affirmative duties on prosecutors and later law enforcement to disclose exculpatory information to criminal defense counsel. This no-cost webinar, hosted by the Justice Clearinghouse and certified by the National Sheriffs’ Association, will explore the history and evolution of these cases and will explore the newest issue being litigated in courts throughout the country, including the impact of disciplinary actions against public employees and the government’s Brady/Giglio obligations. If you have heard the terms Brady List or Giglio cop and want to know more, this session is for you. If you have not heard these terms, then this webinar is even more significant for you.
Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET
First Responders: Resources
September is National Preparedness Month in the United States, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) focuses on preparedness all year long. One key area of focus is that of first responders, who are often the primary line of defense for U.S. communities, responding to an evolving spectrum of natural and man-made threats.
S&T works together with members of all first responder disciplines—law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials, as well as innovators and industry—to develop capabilities that:
Make first responders safer
Improve communication tool security and effectiveness.
Enhance data and information sharing during daily, emergency, or joint operations.
Promote and sustain partnerships with responders and responder organizations across the nation at all levels.
Help investigate cybercrime and cases involving digital evidence.
Secure 9-1-1 emergency call systems from cyberattacks.
Webinar: Mindhunters: Exploiting Offender Psychology in Proactive Operations and Abuse Investigations
Learn psychological insights and practical strategies to exploit Internet sex offender dynamics. Discover how to apply the behavioral profiles of solicitation and child pornography offenders in a variety of settings, including while conducting proactive operations or pretext phone calls, crafting undercover personas, and interviewing perpetrators. The webinar will also address offender risk assessments with perspectives from prosecution and forensic psychology.
Hosted by the National White Collar Crime Center, this no-cost webinar is intended for law enforcement personnel: those who are directly attached to or work in support of a law enforcement agency. Please register using your agency-issued email.
Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., ET
Crime Mapping and Analytics
The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) article, “From Crime Mapping to Crime Forecasting: The Evolution of Place-Based Policing,” highlights how advances in analytical capabilities have enabled the criminal justice community to combine crime, geographic, and social data to conduct statistical analyses, identify crime patterns, and forecast where crime is likely to occur.
The article provides a brief history of crime mapping, beginning in the mid-1800s with maps showing the relationship between education level and violent and property crime in France, progressing to the introduction of problem-oriented policing in the late 1970s, and finally to the variety of intelligence-led policing approaches emerging in the 2000s. The article also describes how NIJ has played a critical role in the development of place-based policing strategies, from managing the Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety program (established as the Crime Mapping Research Center in 1997) to funding predictive policing models and geospatial policing approaches in jurisdictions across the United States.
In addition, as the criminal justice community continues to examine the use of technology to reduce crime, NIJ is supporting research that looks beyond administrative data to impacts such as investigative outputs and prosecution outcomes to develop a more holistic understanding of different policing strategies and their effects.