NEWS & ANALYSIS

Police Leaders Call for National Criminal Justice, Homeland Security Assessment

The country’s police chiefs have asked that the next president commission a major evaluation of how the country fights crime and terrorism, as law enforcement’s expanded responsibilities stretch its resources.

Senate Holds Hearing on Cruise Ship Security

In a Senate subcommittee hearing, witnesses and lawmakers discussed the lack of security standards for cruise ships.

The Importance of Being Modest Regarding Public CCTV Systems

Advocates of public CCTV systems should steer away from misleading arguments that such technology reduces crime and rather tout its ability to solve crime.

Gangs: Experts Advocate Prevention over Prosecution and Prison

Experts tell Congress that gang prevention strategies work better and are more cost effective than prosecution and prison.

FBI: Violent and Property Crime Down in 2007

Violent and property crime have decreased in 2007, reports the FBI, but government officials say one year does not establish a trend.

Justice Department Releases Regulations for Expanded DNA Collection

The U.S. Department of Justice has released regulations that will expand the federal DNA database.

Laptop LoJack Leads to Baggage Handlers' Arrest

Three baggage handlers at Tampa International Airport were arrested after an anti-theft tracking device led police to a laptop they had stolen.

New Report Says Right-Wing Extremism Growing in U.S.

The Southern Poverty Law Center says there has been a sharp increase in hate crimes against Hispanics, but a prominent immigration reform group named in the report says the data is misleading.

U.K.: A New Device Stops Youth Loitering and Ticks Off Civil Liberties' Groups

The Mosquito, an anti-loitering device, delivers a high-pitched squeal only audible, for the most part, to those under the age of 25.

Quebec Police Break Up Hacking Syndicate

The hacking ring caused $44.3 million in damage and compromised over 100,000 computers in 100 countries.
 




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