Outstanding Thesis Award Winners

Outstanding Thesis Award Winners

Level the Playing Field: Are Law Enforcement Policies and Practices Rigged against Women and Mothers?

By Dione Neely – Executive Summary – The majority of law enforcement departments are predominantly white—and male. Women have always been a minority in law enforcement careers. Fast forward 109 years, and there are still only 98,738 women in law …

Level the Playing Field: Are Law Enforcement Policies and Practices Rigged against Women and Mothers?

Shoot the Horse and Build a Better Barn Door: Exploring the Potential for a Superforecasting Methodology to Strengthen the DHS Leadership Selection Process

By Ronald Dorman – Executive Summary – …Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost[1] One of the most enduring criticisms leveled at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over the years has been the performance of its leaders. DHS has …

Shoot the Horse and Build a Better Barn Door: Exploring the Potential for a Superforecasting Methodology to Strengthen the DHS Leadership Selection Process

It Takes a Village: Integrating Firehouse Hubs to Encourage Cooperation among Police, Fire, and the Public

By Greta Hurt – Executive Summary – Tension and hostility between police officers and society seem to be on the rise, and officers and firefighters alike face violence and other threats on a daily basis. While these agencies strive to …

It Takes a Village: Integrating Firehouse Hubs to Encourage Cooperation among Police, Fire, and the Public

Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and Lies: An Information Laundering Model for Homeland Security

By Samantha Korta – Executive Summary – Today, citizens must navigate an online ecosystem wherein the pathways used to find true information are the same as those used to find false information. These pathways have also been usurped by both …

Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and Lies: An Information Laundering Model for Homeland Security

Big Brother or Trusted Allies? How the Police Can Earn Community Support for Using Unmanned Aircraft

By Craig Schwartz – Executive Summary – The police have long recognized the critical observation and decision-making advantages provided by the use of aircraft to give an aerial view. They have used manned aircraft for decades in their public safety …

Big Brother or Trusted Allies? How the Police Can Earn Community Support for Using Unmanned Aircraft

Lawful Hacking: Toward a Middle Ground Solution to the Going Dark Problem

By Hoaithi Nguyen – Executive Summary – Since the spring of 2013, when Edward Snowden leaked classified information regarding the National Security Agency’s (NSA) covert collection of telephony metadata from major communications providers, such Internet giants as Apple and Google …

Lawful Hacking: Toward a Middle Ground Solution to the Going Dark Problem

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