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Corralling Corruption in the EU

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

Legal Report

- A jury holds a property owner liable for negligent security and orders it to pay a rape victim $1.28 million. Lawmakers consider legislation on government contractors, online privacy, and homeland security.

Morning Security Brief: bin Laden Movie, Body Cameras, Protective Details, and More.

- Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says production of an upcoming film on bin Laden could lead to leaks of sensitive information. More police using body cameras. Executive protective details on the rise. And more.

Figuring Out Fingerprints

- For years, experts argued that latent fingerprint identification was infallible. That perception has slowly given way to a more realistic view of the science’s shortcomings.

Morning Security Brief: Fast and Furious Operation, Taser Review, Police Shootings, and More

- An in-depth look at the guns to Mexico saga. A North Carolina city pulls Tasers off the streets for review after a death. Chicago sees more police shooting deaths. Nurses raise hospital violence awareness. And more.

Canada’s Drop in Crime Attributed to Holistic Crime Prevention Strategies

- Crime in Canada is at its lowest in 40 years. Officials in Canada's highest crime areas use a multifaceted strategy to keep crime down.

State Legislation

- Tennessee Weapons. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill (S.B. 519) into law that will clarify the state’s handgun laws. The state already allows employers to permit handguns in the workplace. The new law specifies that the decision to permit handguns in the workplace does not create an unsafe workplace. Vermont Crime. A new bill (H. 16) introduced in Vermont would amend the state’s criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly and intentionally post false and defamatory information to an Internet Web site. The bill would also amend the definition of Internet harassment to include posting on a Web site as a form of electronic communication.    

Fraud

- A federal appeals court has upheld the fraud conviction of former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling. The court heard Skilling’s appeal after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the “honest services” provision of the federal fraud statute. Read how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the conviction, ruling that even if the convictions related to the honest services provision were thrown out, sufficient evidence remained to prove that Skilling had conspired with others to manipulate Enron’s earnings and conceal its losses.  

Morning Security Brief: Border Violence, Trusted Traveler, E-Verify Suggestions, And more

- DHS documents contradict claims of cartel violence in Arizona. Travelers are willing to pay to expedite screening at airports. Skeptics of E-Verify say that it will hurt the U.S. economy. The Chinese have a new drone. And more.

Justice Department Launches Site to Review Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Programs

- Wednesday marked the official launch of CrimeSolutions.gov, the new Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Web site designed to provide researchers and policymakers, with credible information on the effectiveness of a wide range of criminal justice programs. The site includes more than 150 justice-related programs and assigns ratings based on how well a program was able to achieve its intended purpose.

Morning Security Brief: Fraud Trends, Police Layoffs, and Cybersecurity

- Latest corporate crime trends revealed. Study shows police layoffs are penny wise and pound foolish. And Secret Service testifies on cybercrime role.

Morning Security Brief: Nuclear Plants, Food Safety, Criminal Sentencing, and More

- Nuclear Regulatory Commission criticized; FDA announces plans to focus on safety of imported foods; Sentencing Reform in the U.K. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Citigroup Hacked, New Facebook Feature Under Fire, Security Woefully Lacking in South African Hospitals

- Citigroup has suffered a compromise of sensitive customer information. Facebook's facial recognition tagging plan criticized. And group charges that private security is ill-trained and ill-equipped in South African public hospitals.
 




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