Legal Report: Workplace Violence
08/10/2007 - A bill (H.B. 5678) pending in the Connecticut General Assembly would set aside $10 million to evaluate security in courthouses and courthouse parking lots. The remaining funds would be used to install necessary security systems.
Legal Report: Legislation
08/10/2007 - A bill (S. 201) introduced by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) would establish grants of $1.9 million to provide medical and mental health monitoring, tracking, and treatment to individuals whose health has been directly impacted as a result of the 9-11 attacks.
08/10/2007 - Despite U.S. fears to the contrary, transnational crimes in Asia do not pose a threat to American interests.
SM Online: Terrorism
08/10/2007 - Learn how Agro-Guard, a community policing program developed by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Dodge City Sheriff's department, can help police and producers spot threats and prevent agroterrorism.
Cybersecurity: Access Control
08/09/2007 - With biometrics like fingerprints and iris scans eyed for use in government-issued IDs such as passports, efforts to assess their ability to discern faked images are underway.
Law Enforcement: Special Event Security
08/09/2007 - The world's largest public festival, Oktoberfest requires a special 400-person police force, a Red Cross facility, a fire department, and lagers of savvy security.
08/09/2007 - A study finds that in the U.K.'s ubiquitous CCTV network, quality trumps quantity.
Legal Report: ID issues \ Identity Theft
08/09/2007 - In numerous states, lawmakers have addressed identity theft. In most cases, they are amending earlier laws, refining the state’s role in curbing identity theft, or enhancing criminal penalties for those convicted of committing such crimes.
Legal Report: Hiring \ Employment Issues
08/09/2007 - Continuing with a trend that began several years ago, many states are requiring that criminal background checks be conducted on individuals in certain jobs, such as in childcare or healthcare settings.
News & Trends: Investigations
08/09/2007 - In an article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, D. Kim Rossmo, a former detective and a criminal justice professor of criminal justice at Texas State University in San Marcos, discusses various cognitive biases that lead investigators astray and offers strategies to combat them.
SM Online: International
08/09/2007 - Corruption remains a significant problem facing international businesses and may even be worsening, according to this survey by Control Risks, which found that honest businesses may be losing out to dishonest competitors.
SM Online: Crime
08/09/2007 - A registry of check security features, which is designed to combat check fraud, is now available to institutions. The registry provides a single place for security-feature providers to register their features.
Homeland Security: Terrorism
08/09/2007 - History has shown the potential of prisons to serve as incubators for extremist leaders, from Adolf Hitler—who wrote Mein Kampf while in prison—to Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. Could that be occurring in U.S. prisons?