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Public Safety: Curriculum

◊ Curriculum ◊

Security, Fire, and Emergency Management:

  • Student Career Resources
    • Source: American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Manual of Job-Related Thinking Skills Study Guides
    • Source: Center for Border Patrol
  • Fire Safety Program Toolkit
    • With this toolkit developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with assistance from the U.S. Fire Administration, you will learn about the five basic steps to create or enhance a fire safety education program for your community. Whether you are just getting started in fire safety education, or you are a seasoned educator, this toolkit will get you on your way to a successful program.

Military Service:

  • D Day 3D: Normandy 1944
    • “D-DAY: Normandy 1944” is a large format documentary produced entirely in 3D that can be used to teach students about one of the largest military operations ever undertaken. Source: Bullock Museum - Online Exhibits of Military and Veterans Records
  • People at War
    • This exhibit highlights the contributions of the thousands of Americans, both military and civilian, who served their country during World War II. Documents from the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis form the core of the exhibit.
  • Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives
    • Commemorates the end of the 20th century with a selection of photographs from the vast and varied holdings of the National Archives.
  •  Powers of Persuasion
    • Posters from World War II: Powerful wartime images that helped shape our national memories of the war

Public Safety & Law Enforcement:

  • The Crime Museum Crime Library
    • The mission is to provide visitors of all ages with memorable insight into our nation’s history of crime and its consequences, law enforcement, forensic science, and crime scene investigation through a captivating, interactive, entertaining, and educational experience
  • Rutgers Institute on Anti-Corruption Studies
    • Rutgers Institute on Anti-Corruption Studies (RIACS) is operating in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. RIACS aims to build a multi-disciplinary and multi-national network focusing on research, education, and course development on counter corruption. The mission of the institute is to conduct research on private and public corruption and devise ways to reduce it. The institute has established a global network of associates, and these renowned researchers and practitioners build on their experience and work collaboratively with Rutgers faculty to help achieve the mission.
  • New Jersey Civil Service Commission Multiple-Choice Exam Orientation Guide
    • The New Jersey Civil Service Commission has prepared this orientation guide for candidates who will participate in assembled examinations. The information in this booklet is designed to help candidates better understand the testing process. This guide offers a systematic method of study to assist candidates in preparing for the examinations

Criminal Justice & Investigative Services:

  • Criminal Division’s Victim Notification Program
    • The Criminal Division is committed to ensuring that victims of federal crime are treated with dignity, fairness and respect throughout their involvement in the federal criminal justice system, and that they receive the rights and services to which they are entitled under federal law.
  • Central Intelligence Agency: Careers and Internships
    • The CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events — as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.
  • Executive Order 9981: Equality in the Military
    • President Harry S. Truman spent his entire young adulthood in Missouri, a border state during the Civil War. Both of his sets of grandparents owned slaves. Many voters and politicians believed that Truman would carry his region’s prejudices to the White House and would do comparatively little to advance the cause of civil rights. And so Truman’s decision to issue Executive Order 9981 to provide for equality of treatment and opportunity in the military surprised many people.