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Professor Sharon Weiner, who is currently serving as a Senior Resident Fellow with Carnegie Corporation, just released a new publication on Managing the Military: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and Civil-Military Relations. The publication is a pioneering analysis of the power of the chairman of the JCS that sheds new light on civil-military relations in the United States.

"A superb look at the power of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs in the modern era." - Heidi A. Urben, author of Party, Politics, and the Post-9/11 Army

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Professor Richard Bennett, SPA Professor, led an evaluation of police activities in Fairfax, Virginia that showed that officers were not less likely to pursue distress calls when they wore body-worn cameras.

In fact, police officers claimed not to mind the additional oversight provided by body-worn cameras, since members of the public often use cell phones to video police stops anyway. “Officers came out of our focus groups saying, ‘The camera is a benefit,’” said Bennett. “Now I have my story."

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