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Inside the Guilty Mind

- According to a new report, criminal laws and regulations are lacking a key requirement—the intent to commit a crime.

Protecting Children

- The ASIS International Law Enforcement Liaison Council and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have teamed up to find ways private security can help combat the scourge of missing children.

How to Prepare for Drills

- Surprise emergency drills may seem like the best way to gauge employee readiness, but they may also lead to liability.

Disrupting Terrorist Plans

- Current approaches to counterterrorism are too reactive and defensive, a defense expert argues. Rather, counterterrorism approaches must attack a terror group's moral and physical centers of gravity.


- 38 Percentage of credit card hacking cases that involved the hospitality industry, according to a recently released study by Trustwave's SpiderLabs.

Registered Traveler Program

- The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would have the Transportation Security Administration integrate a registered traveler program (.pdf) (with private background checks) into airport security procedures.

Threats in the Mail

- Suspicious letters sent to Baltimore officials have raised questions about U.S. Postal Service procedures for dealing with potentially threatening mail.

Judging the Evidence

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

What the Nose Knows

- The nose may someday be used as a biometric identifier, but more research is needed to determine whether the capture technology is reliable and cost effective.

Is "Observe and Report" Good Policy?

- After a high-profile incident in the Seattle area, should the security guard industry reevaluate its policy of "observe and report"?

Lightening the Load for Rescue Teams

- One of the nation's top tactical teams needed a biometric capture application that fits on small mobile devices; the solution could benefit many agencies.

Cartels and Corruption

- Drug cartel influence has begun to fester inside U.S. federal law enforcement agencies and spread corruption.

A New Point of View for Police

- Many police departments have squad-car cameras, now a few cities are testing a wearable video system for use away from the vehicle.

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