Resources for Law Enforcement Professionals

Law enforcement professionals, including police and the military, may encounter a wide range of cases of undue influence, from domestic violence and domestic disturbances, to human trafficking, through to security threats from extreme radicalisation. They may already have first-hand knowledge and experience handling these situations, but any additional knowledge can help with the rehabilitation of victims -  and prevention for potential victims. 

Below are some resources that Law Enforcement Professionals may find useful, and if you require any specific advice or guidance, please contact us. Alternatively, for more resources and links, please use our recommended reading page. 

 

ARTICLE: Extremism and the role of Social Media

Extremism - religious or political

This article, entitled "Violent Domestic Extremism and the Role of Social Media within Law Enforcement" was authored by Rob Finch, Detective, Criminal Intelligence Squad, Greensboro Police Department, Greensboro, North Carolina; and Kory Flowers, Detective, Criminal Intelligence Squad, Greensboro Police Department, Greensboro, North Carolina. It has been published in "The Police Chief: The Professional Voice of Law Enforcement" and helps police officers to understand and identify extremist radicalisation via social media accounts and how officers can tackle the issue online and undercover.

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RESOURCES: NCALL - elder abuse

Abuse / Child Abuse

NCALL was established with funding from the Department of Justice with the ambition to eliminate elder abuse and abuses later in life. Working with charity advocates and focussing on education, NCALL seek to "challenge and change the beliefs, policies, practices, and systems that allow abuse to occur and continue." The organisation also hopes to improve victim safety by increasing the avenues for support. 

www.ncall.us

 

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RESOURCES: Cults and Law Enforcement Website

Cults / Sects

The 'Cults and Law Enforcement' website has been established to support law enforcement professionals with recognising and ultimately tackling cults, extremist movements, sects and high-control groups within their jurisdiction. The site is run by former police Mark Roggeman, who has spent more than 30 years researching, infiltrating and tackling cults. 

www.cultsandlawenforcement.com

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RESOURCES: National Center for Women & Policing

Domestic Violence Abuse / Child Abuse

The National Center for Women & Policing is a division of the Feminist Majority Foundation, and has the ambition of improving police response to violence against women, reduce police brutality and use of excessive force and strengthen community policing reforms. In addition, they hope to increase the number and promotion of women within police forces, as female officers have been shown to take a different, often more effective approach to situations of domestic violence. 

womenandpolicing.org

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ARTICLE: Community Policing: addressing online radicalisation to violence

Extremism - religious or political Radicalisation Terrorism

This article, entitled "Using Principles of Community Policing to Address Online Radicalization to Violence" was authored by Daniel Sutherland, Chief, Countering Violent Extremism Group, National Counterterrorism Center, Washington, D.C. It has been published in "The Police Chief: The Professional Voice of Law Enforcement" and helps law enforcement officers to understand online threats as well as potential methods for tackling the threat. 

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ARTICLE: Addressing Online Radicalization to Violence

Extremism - religious or political Radicalisation Terrorism

The IACP Center for Social Media offers information and resources to help police officers and other law enforcement professionals to understand and use social media. Their article "Addressing Online Radicalization to Violence" offers insight into how extremists are using social media as a radicalization tool, as well as signposting to resources to demonstrate how law enforcement can contribute to the battle against extremism. 

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HELPLINE: US National Domestic Violence Hotline

Domestic Violence

Delivering a 24/7 support line, the National Domestic Violence Hotline offers immediate help and lifesaving solutions to enable victims of Domestic Violence to escape and be safe. Anyone calling the helpline will reach a fully qualified advocates, who can offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services, in more than 170 languages.

1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 

www.thehotline.org

 

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VIDEO: Human Trafficking: A Law Enforcement Guide

Sex Slavery Human Trafficking

 

 

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