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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

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The Ultra-Marathoners of Human Smuggling: How to Combat the Dark Networks that Can Move Terrorists over American Land Borders

This essay presents the key findings of a systematic analysis of U.S. court records about SIA smuggling, as derived from 19 known prosecutions and a variety of other data between 2001 and 2015.

By Todd Bensman

The Ultra-Marathoners of Human Smuggling: How to Combat the Dark Networks that Can Move Terrorists over American Land Borders

Winning the War at Home: Stability Operations Strategy for Homeland Security

By Joshua Shaughnessy – Executive Summary – State and local jurisdictions have been challenged to develop comprehensive homeland security strategies. While progress has been made since 9/​11, many improvements have centered on disaster prevention and response. Other areas of homeland

Winning the War at Home: Stability Operations Strategy for Homeland Security

Beyond Sister City Agreements: Exploring the Challenges to Full International Interoperability

By Calvin Shanks – Executive Summary – Border communities are often interconnected by more than simple proximity. They are connected through social networks, economies, cultures, and by shared natural resources. The more closely connected the communities are, the more likely

Beyond Sister City Agreements: Exploring the Challenges to Full International Interoperability

Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Emergency Management: A Guide for Policy Makers and Practitioners

By Darren Price – Executive Summary – You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done. Brigadier General Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force, Pilot Emergency management is

Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Emergency Management: A Guide for Policy Makers and Practitioners

Saving the Savable:Using Bystanders to Increase Survival From Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) in New York City

By Frank Leeb – Executive Summary – For most EMS systems, arriving in less than four minutes at the side of a patient whose arrest resulted in a 911 call is nearly impossible. —John Freese, FDNY Office of Medical Affairs

Saving the Savable:Using Bystanders to Increase Survival From Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) in New York City

Assessing The Cannabis Legalization Debate: Lessons Learned from The Colorado and Washington Experiment

By Mike Neener – Executive Summary – The cannabis legalization debate has long been a contentious issue in the United States (U.S.) and throughout the world. Since 1914, cannabis has been regarded as morally reprehensible and an overall detractor from

Assessing The Cannabis Legalization Debate: Lessons Learned from The Colorado and Washington Experiment

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