Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Exploring questions of criminal justice, healthcare, and mental health.
Michael Pittaro Ph.D.
Police officers are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty.
Reforming the criminal justice system through higher education.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, and exhausted adjusting to our "new normal"?
We must redirect our attention, resources, and efforts toward community-based crime prevention strategies.
Will the COVID-19 pandemic place correctional officers at an increased risk of compassion fatigue?
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” —Roy T. Bennett
Each year, an average of 10 correctional officers die in the line of duty while nearly 160 take their own lives.
The random and inexplicable nature of today's crimes requires a new approach to crime prevention.
Are we becoming less empathetic or has social media only revealed the truth about something that has been going on for decades?
We are not doing enough to help those who help us—our first responders.
Are we becoming emotionally desensitized to hatred, intolerance, and violence depicted on social media?
We cannot continue to ignore the plight of male victims of sexual abuse.
Are we doing enough as a nation to identify and assist victims of sex trafficking—particularly those who commit crimes to escape their situations?
Are we doing enough to educate our children of the dangers of online sexual predators?
Are we doing enough to address the rising suicide rate among American women veterans?
How the heck did I become a single father?
Can debiasing techniques help in lessening subconscious cultural stereotypes?
We need to delve deeper into the minds of mass shooters and devise evidence-based strategies that can be used to prevent such national tragedies from occurring.
Why aren't we talking about the spike in depression leading to suicide among men?
Should mothers be criminally charged for delivering opioid-dependent newborns?
Dr. Michael Pittaro is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice with American Military University and an adjunct professor of criminal justice with East Stroudsburg University.