Organized Crime


By Daniel Scorza

Unlike law enforcement officers, correctional officers have minimal tools to deal with unruly or threatening inmates. Most correctional officers only carry a radio, restraints, and sometimes a baton. Therefore, correctional officers must be highly trained in tactical communication, also commonly called “verbal judo,” which can quickly calm down an inmate and help de-escalate a situation. Learn more about this practice.

By Leischen Stelter

Across the nation there has been a dramatic rise in gang-controlled sex trafficking rings. Gangs are turning to sex trafficking because it’s highly profitable and less risky. Here’s how police can identify and help victims and build cases to prosecute sex traffickers.