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Cyber Threat Levels Response Handbook

- In the information systems sphere, this book can help. It is a highly effective handbook designed for both public and private organizations and all levels of law enforcement. It gives guidance on how they should modify their respective security postures to meet a declared alert condition.

Electronic Recording of Interrogations

- On the other hand, private security professionals can learn a lot from this text, especially if they are responsible for investigating embezzlement, fraud, threats, or violence. It can help them interview victims and witnesses and interrogate suspects.

Numbers

- 4 The percent drop that occurred in the level of property crime in the U.S. Northeast from the first six months of 2004 to the first six months of 2005, according to the FBI.

Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting, Second Edition

- The wide range of white-collar crimes and methodologies covered here includes gambling, prostitution, money laundering, and tax havens. Some of the coverage is too brief to be of use to law enforcement experts, but the author’s intent was likely to touch on topics that affect the theory and practice of financial investigation and forensic accounting, not to comprehensively explore them

Religious Discrimination

- A female Muslim police officer was not discriminated against by the city of Philadelphia, ruled a federal court, when it refused to allow her to wear an Islamic headscarf.

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Top Cops Split on Liberalizing Concealed Weapons for Officers

- Before a congressional subcommittee hearing yesterday, representatives from the leading national police organizations testified on whether Congress should liberalize the ability of current and former police officers to carry concealed firearms.

Judge Stops DHS Crackdown on Illegal Hires

- Last Friday, a federal judge in San Francisco stopped the Department of Homeland Security from beginning its crackdown aimed at U.S. employers who hire undocumented workers. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by a coaliton of labor, civil rights, and immigrant rights activists.

New DHS Rules Will Hurt Farmers, Industry Says

- Vermont farmers fear new Department of Homeland Security rules will unnecessarily penalize them for hiring foreign workers found to have inauthentic identification papers.

Fingerprint Advances Could Aid Investigators

- The latest in fingerprinting technologies.

Study Contradicts Perception Police More Trigger Happy in Black Communities

- A new study finds police are significantly less trigger happy when deciding to shoot unarmed black men than the overall community.

The Power of Small Groups to Wreak Havoc in 21st Century Cities

- With the earth's population now more concentrated in cities than rural areas for the first time in history, small groups can wreak havoc like never before. A new report looks at the implications.

Padilla Convicted on Terrorism Conspiracy Charges

-  Via The New York Times:  In a major victory for the Bush administration, a federal jury here found Jose Padilla guilty on terrorism conspiracy charges Thursday after little more than a day of deliberations.  
 




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