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When A Tribe’s Driver Is at Fault…

When A Tribe’s Driver Is at Fault…

William Shakespeare raised the issue in his The Life of King John. There, Pembroke philosophizes, “When workmen strive to do better than well, they do confound their skill in covetousness;…

Local Law Enforcement in an Era of Nativist Populism

Local Law Enforcement in an Era of Nativist Populism

I was recently at an event in Salt Lake City where several distinguished guests ranging from various religious leaders to the Chief of Police expressed support for the city’s immigrant…

Tribal Police as a Solution for African American Communities

Tribal Police as a Solution for African American Communities

Subjugation and control of African American communities by external police forces traces back to Colonial era slave patrols. Oppressive police practices touched off some of the major urban riots of…

Opioids, Jessie’s Law and Rethinking the Crisis

Opioids, Jessie’s Law and Rethinking the Crisis

If you’ve ever broken a bone, had your wisdom teeth removed or took a dose in the emergency room for a significant level of pain, you have most likely taken…

Ensuring Social Justice in Community Development

Ensuring Social Justice in Community Development

There is need to clearly conceptualize partnership with nonprofit sector institutions and public sector institutions to ensure social justice in community development. A case study of nonprofit sector institutions illustrates…

Immigration Enforcement

Immigration Enforcement

According to NBC News, during his campaign President Trump pledged to take immigration actions ranging from deporting all unauthorized immigrants (June 16, 2015), deporting up to 1.9 million immigrants with…

Criminal Pretrial Evidentiary Rules May Violate Constitutional Privacy Rights

Criminal Pretrial Evidentiary Rules May Violate Constitutional Privacy Rights

Even though it only takes an individual’s name and an internet search to obtain their identity, many states require prosecutors to disclose to violent criminal defendants the personal identifying information…

Something to Think About: Feedback Government

Something to Think About: Feedback Government

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have customer rating services like Yelp for the government sector? Here’s why I pose the question: I was visiting my cousin recently and I accompanied him…

Parenting and Public Administration

Parenting and Public Administration

Two of the great joys in my life are parenting and public administrating. Fourteen months into my time as a father I am recognizing how my most important job is…

Local, State and National Law Enforcement: Hiring and Training

Local, State and National Law Enforcement: Hiring and Training

Law enforcement agencies at all levels of the government along with private law enforcement or security companies are faced with the issues of hiring qualified employees and properly training these…

Using Video in Public Administration Education

Using Video in Public Administration Education

Video is a powerful and practical tool for teaching and learning in public administration educational settings, such as academic conferences, classrooms and online courses. Used appropriately, it can add vitality…