Monday, August 18, 2014

CAREER COUNSELORS - COACHES/FEATURE CAREER: PRIVATE INVESTIGATION/free tools and weblinks regarding private investigation/policing & crime ..

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Private i - free version
Detective Box
Police Investigation Notes

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Crime Solutions

Problem Specific Guides
Problem-oriented policing focuses, one-by-one, on specific problems of crime and disorder with the intention of identifying and altering the particular factors giving rise to each problem. The problems addressed in problem­oriented policing tend not to be confined to just a few police jurisdictions, but are more widely experienced. It is therefore likely that some other agency has tried to solve the kind of problem that you are dealing with now. Or perhaps some researcher has studied a similar problem and learned things that might be useful to your work. You could save yourself a lot of time and effort by finding out what they did and why. In particular, you can learn which responses seemed to be effective and which were not. So long as they made available a written report of their work, this guide will help you discover what they did.
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Learn to be a private investigator specializing in criminal investigation .....

Tuition Free Training and Experience.Intern Criminal Investigator Training ProgramBrandon A. Perron, CCDI is the developer and Training Director for the Criminal Defense Intern InvestigatorProgram sponsored by Public Defender 19th Judicial Circuit, State of Florida of Florida.  The 150 - 300 hour training programs are open to all qualified applicants over the age 0f 18 years old.  The program combines classroom training in the Component Method of Criminal Investigation with field experience.  Interns are assigned to the Public Defender Criminal Investigations Division.  They perform intake jail interviews with defendants, conduct field investigations, and support assistant public defenders with trial support.  New classes form every four to six months and are held in Fort Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale.  

Contact the Training Coordinator, Amy Perron, CCDI via email at  for more information.  Tuition is free.    Enroll Now!

FREE ONLINE BOOKS NAIS maintains a massive library of free downloadable and online books and training aids you will find quote useful that numbers in the thousands. Many of these investigative manuals and internet aids are downloadable PDF files and some have web based access.

P O Box 82148, Austin, Texas 78708
Phone 512-719-3595 Fax 512-719-3594


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FREE ONLINE BOOKS NAIS maintains a massive library of free downloadable and online books and training aids you will find quote useful that numbers in the thousands. Many of these investigative manuals and internet aids are downloadable PDF files and some have web based access. 

Although NAIStv -the online broadcasting channel of NAIS has it's own separate web site off of, you can access all of it directly through PEN. NAIStv will soon been an NAIS members only broadcasting network. 
You will find training videos you can watch inside PEN.

P O Box 82148, Austin, Texas 78708
Phone 512-719-3595 Fax 512-719-3594



By Ralph D. Thomas

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Occupational Hazard: The Arrogance of Power

Sitting in positions of power, prestige and privilege can easily seduce people into thinking that they got there solely by their own abilities and assets. They can begin to assume that rules that apply to others don’t apply to them. Think about Hitler, Lenin, Marx, and the current leaders of places like Iraq and North Korea. Then think about whether you have ever been tempted to become puffed up when you win an award, get voted into leadership, or find out you are becoming popular with the “right” crowd.

King Uzziah of Judah fell into that pitfall of pride (read 2 Chronicles 26) when he came to the throne, but he succeeded because he honored God and listened to the wise counsel of the prophet Zechariah. But in his later years, after he had achieved many military victories, he made the mistake of presuming to perform temple rites reserved only for the priests, which led to his downfall.

Arrogance is an occupational hazard for those in authority

Contempt of Cop (citation)

What caused General McChrystal's poor judgment?
We all watched General Stanley McChrystal succumb to an occupational hazard common to high-level leadership in fields ranging from politics to business to religion. Powerful leaders are susceptible to the arrogance of power.
People who become leaders often start out with personalities that have more than the average share of narcissism. This is particularly the case for politicians, who first must believe that of all citizens, they are the best-suited and most qualified for leadership. Aspiring politicians then spend months - and in the case of the presidency, years - convincing large numbers of voters to agree.
Military leaders do not have to promote themselves in quite the same way. Instead, they grow and develop their leadership roles within an authoritarian organization that serves as a kind of hothouse for narcissism. Beginning with basic training, the military instills the sense of pride and honor on which it depends. Often, these qualities slip over the boundary and mutate into a sense of superiority and exclusivity. "Proud to be army" becomes "we're so much better than those civilians." The very factors that help create a new identity for the individual soldier, an identity that bonds him to his buddies, and to the service as a whole, can become a problem. This may be what happened with McChrystal and his staff. Psychologically speaking, "Us & Them" thinking is probably appropriate, even desirable, when facing an enemy on the battlefield. But it can only be destructive when applied to fellow citizens.

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When threatened - whether with physical injury and death, or with failure or humiliation - people tend to draw closer to their own, and become more hostile and suspicious toward "outsiders." These dynamics may have also played a role in bringing McChrystal down.
Powerful people in every sphere tend to be surrounded by approving and admiring subordinates. Powerful people are seldom criticized or challenged. Their lives are lived in a bubble of shared perspective and agreement, a perfect medium for growing arrogance.
Ideally, other perspectives get through to civilian leaders through contact with people outside of their work world, who do not necessarily share the same assumptions. Civilian leaders hear from their husbands, wives, parents or children. They hear from their constituents, or their clients and customers. And some of their work may be open to scrutiny. Lacking the constant exposure to these relationships, the risk of arrogance looms even larger for military leaders.  They tend to live and socialize in an all-military world, as if breathing their own recycled air.
Military leaders are deprived of the fresh air generously provided to politicians (who may not always appreciate it!) - by reporters, pundits, and the next elections.

Monday, August 11, 2014

University of California, San Diego Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

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Signature Track enables you to securely link your coursework to your identity, allowing you to confidently show the world what you've achieved on Coursera.

About the Course

This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.

Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life. If you’re already an expert, this peep under the mental hood will give you ideas for turbocharging successful learning, including counter-intuitive test-taking tips and insights that will help you make the best use of your time on homework and problem sets. If you’re struggling, you’ll see a structured treasure trove of practical techniques that walk you through what you need to do to get on track. If you’ve ever wanted to become better at anything, this course will help serve as your guide.

Every Friday at 12:00 PM EST, the weekly content will be posted for the weekend and the upcoming week. Here is an overview of the weekly topics for the course; 

Week 1 – Introduction: Focused versus Diffuse Thinking (begins Aug 1)
Week 2 – Chunking (begins Aug 8)
Week 3 – Procrastination and Memory (begins Aug 15) 
Week 4 – Renaissance Learning and Unlocking Your Potential (begins Aug 22)