NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Gun Laws Criticized After NIU Massacre

Critics say gun law loopholes allow mentally ill people access to firearms.

Specter: Deport Convicted Illegal Immigrants

Senator says the cost of incarcerating illegal aliens combined with high rates of recidivism make deportation logical.

Art Heist in Zurich Significant in Terms of Money and Tactics

A heist in broad daylight in Zurich may signal a new tactic being used by art thieves.
 




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