Outstanding Thesis Award Winners

Outstanding Thesis Award Winners

Gods versus Titans: Ideological Indicators of Identitarian Violence

By Christopher Adamczyk – Executive Summary – Identitarianism is a complex anti-liberal ideology based on the desire to preserve traditions, culture, and ethnicity against the perceived tide of ethnic replacement, globalism, and liberalism.[1] While certain identitarian leaders have moved away […]

Gods versus Titans: Ideological Indicators of Identitarian Violence

The Last Responders: Approaching the Disaster after the Disaster through Community-Led Long-Term Recovery Coalitions

By Alana Tornello – Executive Summary – Recovery is the disaster after the disaster. The claim has been whispered around the proverbial campfires of emergency management (EM) for decades.[1] Scholars, practitioners, and survivors provide evidence to support this claim, particularly

The Last Responders: Approaching the Disaster after the Disaster through Community-Led Long-Term Recovery Coalitions

Civil Rights Auditors: Defining Reasonable Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Activities

By Gary Cummings – Executive Summary – In recent years, police officers across the country have increasingly encountered citizens who challenge the constitutional boundaries between civil rights and police power. These so-called “civil rights auditors” and “copwatchers” record government officials,

Civil Rights Auditors: Defining Reasonable Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Activities

Misinformation Contagion: A View through an Epidemiological Lens

By Scott Fenton – Executive Summary – The problem of misinformation in modern society has reached epidemic proportions, with intentional disinformation campaigns and their misinformation fallout becoming a weaponized war of words across the globe. In general, the intent of

Misinformation Contagion: A View through an Epidemiological Lens

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

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