09/24/2007 - A bill (formerly H.R. 32) that would prohibit trafficking in labels or similar packaging, with knowledge that a counterfeit mark has been applied to them, has been signed into law (P.L. 109-181). Under the new law, the definition of “counterfeit mark” includes any mark on a label or packaging that is substantially indistinguishable from a trademarked design, and that is likely to mislead consumers. Any article that bears a counterfeit mark will be subject to forfeiture.
09/24/2007 - Jerry H. Ratcliffe, an associate professor of criminal justice at Temple University, has sifted through dozens of studies on the effectiveness of CCTV in an effort to get an answer. His findings are presented in an article that is another in a series that comprises the Department of Justice's problem-oriented guides for police.
09/24/2007 - Use of synthetic drugs—such as methamphetamine, prescription medications, and Ecstasy—has become such a concern that the White House has released a specific national strategy to control synthetic drugs. It represents the first time that a national drug control strategy has focused on a single class of drugs. A tailored approach to these substances was necessary, according to the Synthetic Drug Control Strategy: A Focus on Methamphetamine and Prescription Drug Abuse, because these drugs or their ingredients are designed for legal use and due to “extreme health and environmental problems associated with the production of drugs such as methamphetamine and the indisputably destructive nature of methamphetamine use itself.” @ The strategy is on SM Online.
09/24/2007 - Chemical facilities are making progress. Find out which ones have dramatically reduced the risk of harm from hazardous chemicals. (CAP’s Preventing Toxic Terrorism: How Some Chemical Facilities are Removing Danger to American Communities and the National Research Council’s Terrorism and Chemical Infrastructure: Protecting People and Reducing Vulnerabilities are both available at SM Online.)