Ethics Corner: Creating a Chief Integrity Officer Position

This article details how this new position has been structured to ensure that ethics and integrity are integrated into every aspect of the AG office’s operations.

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The Impact Money Laundering and Security Threats have on Prosecutors’ Abilities to Deter and Lessen the Effect of the Illegal Trade of Persons and Goods

The illegal trade of goods and people is, almost exclusively, motivated purely by financial gain. Disrupting these criminal enterprises requires a thorough understanding of the trafficking eco-system.

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Prosecutors and Investigators Working Seamlessly To Address Non-Traditional Crimes Using Unconventional Strategies

It is a difficult task ascertaining the best ways prosecutors and investigators can address non-traditional criminal activity concerning illegal trade when typical remedies are ineffective. Additionally, these criminal enterprises are more and more frequently taking advantage of the global economy and transit capabilities, as well as advances in technology that defy traditional investigative techniques.

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How Motivating Factors and Vulnerabilities Contribute to the Proliferation of Illegal Trade in Persons and Goods Resulting in Global Harm Economically and Societally

2017 International Fellows Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Guanajuato, Mexico; Catherine Ford, State Advocate, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions: Western Cape, National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa, South Africa; Kirsta Leeburg Melton, Deputy Criminal Chief, Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section, Office of the Attorney General, Texas;…

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Fighting Injustice through Humanizing the Faces of Illegal Trade

2017 International Fellows Keith Alder, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, New South Wales, Australia; Mike Chibita, Director of Public Prosecutions, Uganda; Luciana Frota, Drug Crimes State Prosecutor, Brazil; Leigh Gwathney, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Trials Division, Alabama, USA; Solange Legras, Attorney General, Chief of International Division, France; Raul Solis, Prosecutor, Criminal Cases Investigation, Peru. This…

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Identifying Methods Prosecutors May Use to Help Reduce the Infiltration of Counterfeit and Dangerous Products and Practices from Entering the Marketplace

Sandra Arenas, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Connecticut; Christine Johnson Spence, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Jamaica; John Moreira, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Rhode Island; Paul Singer, Chief, Consumer Protection Bureau, Office of the Attorney General of Texas; Setha…

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Do Not Call: The History of Do Not Call and How Telemarketing Has Evolved

The Do Not Call service has come a long way since its inception, yet the Federal Trade Commission still received 3.5 million complaints about unwanted calls in fiscal year 2015. Thirty-one states have adopted the National Do Not Call Registry. This article addresses the challenges in stopping unwelcome calls.

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Advancing Leadership Development in the Offices of Attorneys General

This article addresses three areas for
consideration in regards to leadership development: building a culture of leadership, fostering employee engagement, and embracing change. It also suggests practices and behaviors to help meet related managerial challenges.

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Teaching the Logistics of Legislative Drafting in Ethiopia: Part II

Jeromy Pankratz, Assistant Attorney General, South Dakota Attorney General’s Office It was with no small amount of astonishment that I listened to the class discuss with much solemnity their proposed legislation to prevent children of the kingdom from entering the forest while under threat of dragon attack. Wait. It may make more sense to start…

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Teaching the Logistics of Legislative Drafting in Ethiopia: Part I

In late October 2015, I had the privilege of conducting a five-day training session for the Office of Legal Counsel of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training focused on the basics of legislative drafting, with an emphasis on drafting domestic legislation to implement international treaties. The training was sponsored by the…

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