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CHDS Theses: Executive Summaries

CHDS Master's students summarize their research and the impacts of that work on agency practices and the nation's security.

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CHDS Theses: Executive Summaries

The Space Between: Policy Implications for the Conceptualization of Cyberspace as a Domain

By Jonathan Miller – Executive Summary – The objective of this thesis is to identify the extent to which defining cyberspace as a domain will affect the formulation of homeland security enterprise (HSE) policy related to cyberspace in the future. …

The Space Between: Policy Implications for the Conceptualization of Cyberspace as a Domain

When Is It Okay to Be High? A Guide for Law Enforcement Off-Duty Use of Cannabis

By Pardeep Deol – Executive Summary – The inevitability of police officer stress highlights the need for options to manage it. Given the health benefits of cannabis and increasing support for its legalized recreational use, gridlocking policy at a complete …

When Is It Okay to Be High? A Guide for Law Enforcement Off-Duty Use of Cannabis

Connecting the Dots of an Opaque Crime: Analyzing the Information-Sharing Framework and Practices of California’s Human-Trafficking Task Force

By Benjamin Greer – Executive Summary – Human trafficking is a dynamic, transient crime, but California’s response to it is static and stale.[1] Human trafficking is often described as a process crime wherein the victim is compelled or coerced into …

Connecting the Dots of an Opaque Crime: Analyzing the Information-Sharing Framework and Practices of California’s Human-Trafficking Task Force

Institutionalizing Resilience: Catastrophic Power Outage Planning for Correctional Institutions

By Shena Kohler – Executive Summary – This thesis characterizes corrections as a discipline consistently operating in unpredictable conditions, under which a failure would create cascading effects with significant consequences for the institutions, staff, inmates, and community. This thesis suggests …

Institutionalizing Resilience: Catastrophic Power Outage Planning for Correctional Institutions

The Disabled Soldier: A Case for Disabled Americans in the U.S. Armed Service

By Kristen Duquette – Executive Summary – The time to act is now. Government leaders cannot ignore the changing nature, complexities, and grave consequences of non-kinetic warfare. Cognitive and technical modes continue to outpace defense systems and warfare strategies that …

The Disabled Soldier: A Case for Disabled Americans in the U.S. Armed Service

Reexamining the Length of Law Enforcement Career

By Richard Ridlon – Executive Summary – Public safety, particularly law enforcement, is increasingly impacted by decreased personnel and qualified applicants. Law enforcement agencies from all sectors—federal, state, and local—are simultaneously experiencing dramatic decreases in staffing along with a significant …

Reexamining the Length of Law Enforcement Career

There’s a GAP for That: Detailing Poor Emergency Response Outcomes when Public Health Preparedness Plans Lack Operational Substance

By Persefini Redden – Executive Summary – A. PROBLEM STATEMENT For over 15 years, public health departments have been receiving federal funding to prepare for responses to public health emergencies.[1]  Public health departments submit written response plans as stipulated by …

There’s a GAP for That: Detailing Poor Emergency Response Outcomes when Public Health Preparedness Plans Lack Operational Substance

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