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Expungement

- A bill (H.R. 2065) introduced by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) would amend the federal criminal code to allow an individual to have a nonviolent criminal conviction expunged in certain circumstances.

Suicidal Mass Murderers: A Criminological Study of Why They Kill

- The authors first note that preventing workplace and school-based violence starts with the understanding that no one can predict violence; rather, the goal is to assess dangerousness based on observations and reports of a person’s behavior.

Gangs Use Skype to Conduct Operations

- The new version of an FBI report released last year says gangs use VoIP to communicate undetected.

Morning Security Brief: FBI Reviews Anti-Muslim Training Material, Scrap Metal Restrictions, Drug Issues in Guatemala, and More

- FBI reviews and purges anti-Muslim training material. Cincinnati mulls news rules for metal sales to deter thieves. Guatemalan president wants to fight the drug war by legalizing them. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Police Misconduct, Syria on the Brink of Civil War, Taser Policy, and More

- Police among the worst speeders in South Florida, according to a newspaper's investigation. Syrian residents brace for civil war. Police in Maryland add "hospital policy" to new tasers. And more.

Interrupting the Wash Cycle

- There's been progress in the fight against money laundering with compliance efforts at banks, new regulations, and global efforts to crack down on tax havens. But criminals continue to innovate, and they tend to adapt more quickly than the law.

Crime Prevention

- A bill (S. 956) introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) would authorize grants to state and local police departments to implement anonymous tip programs using text messages. Under the bill, such programs would be administered locally and police would be required to strip the texts of any identifying information. Police departments would be required to train sufficient personnel to intercept and respond to the tips and to promote the program, especially to youths.

Intelligence

- Advice on what hospitals need to do if they decide to arm their guards, and a look at the problems of gangs in the military.

Morning Security Brief: Mobile Phone Spying, Iran Accuses Israel of Bombing, Global Risks, and More

- Iran accuses Israel of fatal attack on nuclear scientist; hackers claim to have found proof that India has backdoor to mobile phones; concerns raised about al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula recruitment effort, and more.

FBI Redefines Rape for Reporting Purposes

- Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Friday that among revisions to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report,the Justice Department has redefined the definition of rape.

Police Worry Criminals Use Smartphones To Monitor Radio Traffic

- A fusion center in Maryland says investigators have found at least 20 smartphone apps for monitoring police scanners.

Morning Security Brief: Sharing Biometric Data, TWIC Errors, Bay Area Copper Thefts, and More

- NIST publishes a new standard for sharing biometric data. TWIC error impacts thousands of transportation workers. Copper theft problems in the Bay Area. And more.

Corralling Corruption in the EU

- Several programs developed for countries within the European Union are designed to hinder corruption by promoting transparency and integrity.
 




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