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The 2 Important Skills You Must Have to Become Successful Air Marshal in the Criminal Justice Field

Posted on January 31, 2019 in Uncategorized

The air marshal has one of the most exciting jobs in the criminal justice field. In this profession, you get to jet to different parts of the world. The best part is while you are doing this, your employer, in this case the US government, is picking up the tab.

But make no mistake about it, the air marshal job is not all glamour. It is a serious job that requires serious skills. In this article, I discuss the 2 most important skills you must have to become a successful air marshal. In no particular order, they are:

1. Marksman Skill:
The Air Marshal must be an excellent marksman or good shot as they say in layman’s terms. This is the ability to take out your target with precision and eliminating or limiting damage to surrounding targets.

For example, the air marshal may be put in a situation to take out a terrorist. This terrorist may be sitting next to other passengers. The air marshal should be able to take out this terrorist without harming or killing the passengers sitting next to him or her.

While taking out the passenger, the air marshal must not damage the aircraft or at least limit the damage to the aircraft. The last thing you want is for the marshal to put a big dent in the aircraft that may lead to the aircraft crashing. The aircraft crashing will most likely lead to most, if not all, of the passengers dying. This will defeat the whole purpose of shooting the terrorist.

This skill is the reason air marshals have the highest firearms qualification standard of all law enforcement agencies. It is that important.

2. Judgment Skill:
The air marshal must have excellent judgment skill. Terrorist don’t advertise before they board an airplane. They generally blend in with other passengers. This makes them difficult to detect.

The air marshal must have the judgment skill to pick up on things that are out of the ordinary. The ability to do this can avert potentially dangerous situations.

When the air marshal picks up on things that are out of the ordinary, she or he must decide what to do and when to do it. Making the wrong judgment will put the crew and passengers of the flight in danger.

The above are just 2 of the skills an air marshal must have. There are a lot more. It’s difficult to cover them all in this short article. If you are interested in becoming an air marshal, I urge you to do more reading on the internet. You can this by going to websites which cover the profession in more detail.

Note: You are free to reprint or republish this article. The only condition is that the links should be clickable.

Is the Military Justice System Fair?

Posted on January 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Convening Court Martial

The military does not have permanent trial courts. Therefore, courts martial are convened or assembled on an as needed basis by military commanders. The UCMJ details which commanders may convene a courts martial. The commander with power to convene a court martial is called the convening authority. The convening authority determines the type of court martial that the accused will face, and the convening authority selects the court members (the military jury) that will hear the case and determine a sentence.1

Independent Judges and Defense Lawyers

A modern improvement in the American military justice system is that the trial judiciary and defense lawyers function independently from the prosecution and the command. Military judges are required to remain fair and impartial when presiding over courts martial. Military defense lawyers have the same duties as their civilian counterparts. They owe the outmost loyalty toward their clients and are supposed to zealously advocate on their behalf.2

Unlawful Command Influence

A common concern with the military justice system is that senior personnel will influence military jurors, witnesses, and others involved in the military justice process. This is known as unlawful command influence (UCI). UCI is often referred to as the mortal enemy of military justice.3 UCI calls into question the validity of the military judicial process, demoralizes military members and their confidence in the system and their command, and reduces public confidence in the military.4

While instances of unlawful command influence seldom arise, the military justice system has rules in order to limit its cancerous effects.5

Predator Reform Toward a Balanced Justice System

Posted on January 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Current predator justice systems describe an unbalance of righteousness. In other words, whereas the predator and associated parties receive minimal punishment, the victim on the other hand develops life-long emotional and financial hardships. In addition as the predator smirks toward the justice system, many bewildered victims lie confused to a chaotic justice system. In addition since litigators derail justice and experts become ignored, instances of predator crimes will continue unless predator laws are modified toward prevention of predator activities. Hence the following changes are recommended toward predator reform, which attempts toward eradicating the predator problem. Furthermore, conditions are based upon the individual being guilty using existing legal methods. Highlights of changes are:

1. Increased mental and jail time where (age + years) > 110 years.
2. Penalties for monitors who ignore laws and create early release
3. Penalties for judges and prosecutors who ignore expert opinions
4. Confiscation of all predator’s assets
5. Confiscation of predator’s social security and other pension assets
6. Creation of a National Victims Fund
7. Establish predator retro-activity lengthening jail times
8. Penalties for predator associates including fines and jail times

For example:

Increased jail time: A mentally deranged individual or predator may not under stand crime acknowledgment. Therefore, the predator or mentally unstable individual, after one crime, must be secured in a predator facility, which will cure his mentally unstable condition. In essence no second legal chances are given toward predator monsters. Furthermore, being secured in a mental facility may be indefinite depending upon a doctor’s acknowledgment and acceptance of responsibility. However, after a doctor has successfully acknowledged treatment of the unstable predator, can the predator be moved to jail facility to receive his proper jail time. In other words, a mentally unstable individual or predator may not understand the crime, however being unstable does not provide an excuse to commit a crime. In any event, the minimum term for sentencing after the predator is deemed fit for jail time is based on age after predator recovery and shall be (recovered_age + jail years) equal to and greater than 110. Thus, if the individual is 30 years old after mental-health treatment and verified mentally stable, then minimum sentencing will be 80 years using the formula provided.

For example, the recent predator incidents should not have occurred if the predator was locked in a predator or mental facility until “cured.” Afterwords, the predator can perform his jail time acknowledging fault to his actions. Unfortunately, not listening to expert testimony or specialists creates baffled justice. In addition, public opinion warrants remedies toward justice. Furthermore, since existing parole monitoring techniques are obsolete lacking acknowledgment or responsibility, then alternate long-term solutions require replacement from existing methods. Thus, life-long sentences for predators, who kidnap and molest under-aged children. Capital punishment for predators, who kidnap, molest, and kill underage children. Of course, a positive connection must be made through various DNA or other scientific methods, which connects the predator to the victim.

Assets: Predators will be spending many years behind prison walls without requiring use of acquired assets. Thus, predator’s assets will be confiscated and acquired funds will be transferred to a national victim’s organization. In addition any acquired social security benefits upon eligibility will be transferred to the victims fund until death of the predator. Thus, while predator’s assets are being confiscated, victims can draw from these funds to provide long-term mental health, stability, and other unforeseen future expenses to themselves and their required medical needs. In essence providing a balanced justice system where predators receive life-time sentencing whereas victims are eligible for lifetime financial support. Access to the National Victims Fund (NVF) should be through on-line or snail mail applications intended toward minimal victim’s burdens, which may be similar to filing an online claim form.

Legal: Current justice system is defective combined with derailed justice attorneys. In addition recommendations by experts are ignored creating limited predator punishment. A recommended 11 year sentenced was reduced to just six years. In essence justice was not served while the victim suffers. Therefore, predator legal representatives, whose predator created additional crimes and or ignored experts’ recommendation, will be fined and penalized if maximum predator justice was not established. In addition if the predator was placed in a mental institution prior to serving his or her recognized jail time, then predator repeat instances would not occur. Unfortunately, lack of responsibility for decisions can lead to further predator incidents.

Retroactive feature: Currently the parole board is overworked and understaffed. Thus, having an overworked and understaffed workforce creates problems for our society. On the other hand, having existing predators, which are wandering, are outside the jail system or not in a locked facility, and unknown to society should be re-entered into the jail system using the formula provided. In essence laws will be changed to protect the innocent. Furthermore, as other policies may change without notice, predator laws may change without predator notice. In any event, an argument might occur that a law is being changed after the crime and the new law is applied. Point being, common sense should rule where “Thou shall not molest children” is applied before or after a horrendous crime is committed. Furthermore, since Constitutionality may apply and the Constitution is based on GOD’s law, then retro activity should occur. Unfortunately, as stated by Diederich (2000), “The Constitution bars both state and federal legislatures from passing ex post facto laws” (p. 1). In essence challenges remain toward predator retro activity.

Family or associated child abuse organizations: Children are not born as predators. However, children through their upbringing and surrounding through family abuse develop into predators. In essence, parents or associates of children who through neglect and abuse create predators and should be held accountable for creating predators. In essence if the parents did not abuse the child, then the child does not become a predator. Abuse conditions may be starvation, isolation, excessive punishment, or any deemed abnormal condition. As stated by Hickey, Ph. D. (2010), “The early recognition of these signs can save a child from growing up an angry and isolated adult who turns to violence as a way to relieve his childhood pain.” In essence the predator is relieving his childhood pain through violence and prior neglect and uses violence toward recognition. Thus, associated adults who were parents to predators must pay through monetary and jail time sending messages of predator intolerance. Hence, through discovery, predator creators can be brought to justice.

Note: The above article was written in response to the Amber Dubois and Chelsea King slaying combined with using acquired educational training. In addition writing to the King family produced no results, thus hopefully King or Dubois family direction will be guided toward this site for enhanced justice system. In addition further references toward the aforementioned can be acquired from the author providing further insight toward justice. Contact email is [email protected].

References:

Hickey, E. Ph. D. (2010). Eric W. Hickey, Ph.D. Criminologist – Consultant. Retrieved March 18, 2010, from website http://erichickey.com/

Diederich, B. R. (2000). Risking Retroactive Punishment: Modifications of the Supervised Release Statute and the Ex Post Facto Prohibition. Social Science Research Network. Retrieved March 20, 2010, from website http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=212878

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