Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice Reform: Understanding the root of the problem and the cost of the cure

Posted: November 30, 2020 at 8:35 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:54 pm

How did we get here? How did the police–sworn to protect and serve their communities–come to be seen as an occupying force by disadvantaged communities throughout America? Why have they lost the faith and confidence of the communities they serve? What needs to be done to turn the tide and restore the profession of policing […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board, and Markers

John Villanueva

Mexico-U.S. Relations; Organized Crime; Immigration; Border Security, and Human Trafficking

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 6:28 pm

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 6:27 pm

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (Ph.D. in Political Science, The New School for Social Research) is Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-US relations, organized crime, immigration, border security, and human trafficking. Her newest book is titled Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War […]

Foreign Intelligence

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm, Last Updated: December 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

How does the U.S. conduct foreign intelligence.

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Robert L. Deitz

Robert L. Deitz

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 8:43 pm, Last Updated: December 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Lawyer in private practice; general counsel NSA; senior councilor to the direct CIA; professor of public policy.

Implementing Policy/Practice Reform in U.S. Corrections Agencies

Posted: September 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:32 pm

As organizations move scientific, scholarly research into work environments, our knowledge of implementation processes grows. However, scholars still know little about how managers and staff acquire knowledge about evidence-based or evidence-informed practices (EBPs/EIPs), how much they understand them and how they are used. This study examines how organizational actors understand, negotiate and implement reforms including EBPs in community […]

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Danielle S. Rudes

Danielle S. Rudes

Posted: September 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:32 pm

Danielle S. Rudes, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and the Deputy Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) at George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Rudes is an expert qualitative researcher whose methods include ethnographic observation, interviews, and focus groups […]

Transforming Violent Systems: How Structural Conflicts Can Be Resolved

Posted: April 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Many of our most intractable conflicts are produced, not by ignorance or communications failures, but by social systems that generate violence. These include conflicts over crime and punishment, wealth and poverty, and foreign policy choices.  How do we change the systems that produce violent conflict?

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Richard Rubenstein

Amy Murphy

Posted: February 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm, Last Updated: March 30, 2021 at 3:10 pm

Amy Murphy, MPP, joined the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) in 2009. Amy serves as Project Director for the RNR Simulation Tool, an online suite of tools that operationalizes the Risk-Need-Responsivity principles. Amy’s additional projects at ACE include SOARING 2, an eLearning curriculum for criminal justice supervision officers, JSTEPS, an implementation study on contingency […]

Turning Points in Negotiation and Conflict Process

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:55 pm

All negotiations have critical moments, or episodes, when the potential exists for increased understanding or its opposite: blaming, stereotyping, withdrawal, and even violence. How can we recognize turning points in negotiation and conflict processes? How can we create turning points that lead to collaborative and sustainable agreements? This presentation will enable participants to learn to […]

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Sara Cobb

Poverty, Inequality, and Conflict

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm

How do poverty and inequality generate violent conflict even in a wealthy nation like the U.S.A.? What can be done to alter or eliminate the root causes of crime, structural violence, and war? This lecture brings the insights of conflict analysis and resolution to bear on an increasingly critical domestic problem.

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Richard Rubenstein

Foreign Policy

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:21 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 6:52 pm

Topic areas include: Foreign Policy; The Former Soviet Union; The Balkans; International Energy and Economic Issues; Human Rights; and Humanitarian Aid.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Richard Kauzlarich