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Supreme Court Update: Fraud

- The Court ruled that a lower court must reexamine the fraud conviction of former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling.

Judging the Evidence

- A U.S. district judge takes a hard look at the scientific validity of forensic evidence.

Economic Misery and Crime Waves: The Second Great Depression and the Coming Crime Wave, and What We Can Do About It

- Economic Misery and Crime Waves is undermined by a multipli­c­ity of quotations, a shortage of empirical data, and an undertone of religious fervor.

Counterfeiting and Piracy: At What Cost?

- Two different studies try to grapple with calculating the cost of counterfeiting and piracy.

Violent Threats Against Members of Congress Surge from 2009 Through 2010

- Some members of Congress have been living dangerously since 2009 as they confront a spike in violent threats from disgruntled, often mentally-ill and down-on-their-luck, constitutents and citizens, according to an investigation by POLITICO.

Morning Security Brief: Mexico's Business Risks, TSA Nominee's Testimony, Facebook's False Friends, and More

- Rising violence in Mexico causes U.S. businesses there to rethink investment; TSA nominee discusses intelligence, screening, and other issues with Congress; a homeowner learns a hard lesson about Facebook "friends," and more.

FBI Instructional Video Shows How Surveillance Cameras Can Help

- The FBI has released a 20-minute video that shows how private sector use of surveillance cameras can aid law enforcement.

Morning Security Brief: Bank Crime Stats, Airport Security Wait Times, and Whole-Body Scanners

- Only 4 percent of bank crimes are violent, says FBI; Government wants to track your personal device at airport to assess wait times; and whole-body scanners at airports could become compulsory.

Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

- The 24 contributors of this book make it a virtual "who's who" of modern international criminology.

Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety

- This book is a basic textbook on criminology that concentrates on police and fails to mention the private security industry.

State Legislation: Washington: Stalking

- A new law (formerly S.B. 1856) establishes new rights for tenants who are being stalked or harassed by their landlords or employees of their landlords. Under the new law, such victims may be released from the terms of their rental agreement. If the victim wishes to stay in the property, he or she may change the locks on their doors without the landlord’s permission. If the harasser has left the landlord’s employ, the tenant must provide the landlord with a key to the new lock. If the tenant has a restraining order against the landlord, the tenant need not provide a key. In such cases, the landlord may enter the rental property in an emergency if accompanied by law enforcement or a fire official acting in his or her official capacity.

ASIS Report Tackles Preventing Burglaries at Businesses

- While burglary rates continue to slide internationally, the crime continues to victimize businesses disproportionately more than houses, according to a new CRISP report.

Negligence

- A California court has ruled that a company can be responsible for a crash that occurred after a tow truck was stolen from its parking lot. The convicted gang member crashed the truck into a bus stop, killing three people.
 




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