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Blackboard Jungle

- Schools and police departments are partnering to produce floor plans on CDs for use by first responders during a crisis.(Digital Imaging for Safe Schools: A Public Safety Response to Critical Incidents and a shorter version of the same document, Quick Reference Guide for Digital Imaging)

Terrorism’s Economic Toll

- A report on the economic effect of global terrorism finds that attacks can have a significant negative effect on an economy.

Guidelines for Banks

- A new guide helps financial institutions to comply with information security standards.

Sexual Harassment

- A hospital was held liable when a nurse was assaulted by a doctor who was an independent contractor.

Religious Discrimination

- A federal appeals court has ruled that General Motors Corporation need not recognize a religious group as part of its affinity program.

Online Fraud

- The 7th Annual Online Fraud Report finds that online retailers are hit with fraud from international orders at a rate that is twice the overall average.


- A police officer was acting within the course of his employment when he told a fellow officer that his new girlfriend might be infected with AIDS.

Security Officers

- The FBI has issued an interim final rule setting out how employers can request criminal background checks on private security officers.

Third-Party Liability

- The California Supreme Court ruled that a landowner may be responsible for the injuries to a contractor’s employee under certain circumstances.

False Arrest

- A Mississippi appeals court has ruled that a casino security officer used proper investigative techniques when arresting a casino employee for theft.

Community Policing

- Find out how the Long Beach, California, COPS program has successfully addressed drugs, graffiti, gangs, shootings, and prostitution.

Fraud Controls

- A paper discusses how internal auditors can identify fraud risks and cultivate a vigorous whistleblower program in their organizations.

Scans and Attacks

- A paper entitled An Experimental Evaluation to Determine if Port Scans are Precursors to an Attack describes the results of an experimental approach to determine the correlation between port scans and attacks.

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