Randy Gonzalez has been an active member in the criminal justice field for the past 35 years. As a police officer, deputy sheriff and law enforcement educator, he has been involved in a wide variety of criminal justice activities. He has been a director of a police academy and is a retired chief of police. Randy Gonzalez holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Criminology, and M.P.A. degree in Public Administration, and a PhD. in Philosophy. As a certified law enforcement instructor, he holds certifications in several areas of law enforcement training. He has written numerous articles and publications for various professional journals.
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An introductory informational publication, law enforcement response to terrorism was originally a basic format for law enforcement training. As a basic recruit training text, emphasis focused on the idea that throughout the country and around the globe, both the media and the government have various notions and definitions as to what defines the term “terrorism”.
A introduction to the issues surrounding organized crime in the U.S., the Basics of Organized Crime is an overview of collusive criminality. From the introduction, the focus becomes one of addressing definitional criteria. Originally, the book was developed (2002) as a complimentary resource for basic law enforcement recruit training.
In the "Cults" book, the focus addresses issues related to the willful proliferation of a world view rife with pseudoscience. For many, external sources of information, especially multi-media “edutainment” pass for “credible authenticity”. For the most part, these contain egregious falsehoods, sensationalism, and glamorized fallacies. Such prejudices are allowed to influence "anti-thinking".
From the classical school of criminology tradition, Psycho-Sleuth is an introduction to basic investigative concepts. It is a reflection of modern day "pseudoscience" in the sense that it is not a science in the same way forensic analysis is used in the crime lab. This publication is about thinking processes. People think, therefore they commit actions of choice.