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U.K. to Liberalize Police Stop and Search Powers

- Both Labour and Conservative parties want to scrap stop and search forms they say waste police's precious time.

The Potential Dangers of Online Contributions

- Cybersecurity experts warn that phishers' next target may be online political contributions.

Strategies to Combat Youth Violence

- Groups that work to reduce problems that can lead to violence among young people are trying to coordinate their efforts to enhance results.

Tools for Preventing Counterfeiting

- The United States has recently proposed a new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Assuming the treaty gets ratified, the key to its effectiveness will be for it to receive enough funding from the participating governments.

New in Plaintext

- A review of Cyber Crime Investigations - Bridging the Gaps Between Security Professionals, Law Enforcement, and Prosecutors by Anthony Reyes et al.

Police Strive, But Mafia Still Thrives

- The Mafia in Sicily has never been more powerful, or profitable, says a new Italian report.

La Cosa Nostra

- Despite police efforts to stamp out La Cosa Nostra in Italy, it seems to survive—and thrive, accounting for 7 percent of Italy’s GDP, says the Italian business association Confesercenti. (The report is in Itailian.) Read the Italian banking association’s report on surging bank robberies, also in Italian, here.

Murders at Schools Drop

- School associated homicides account for less than 1 percent of all murders in the same age group.

New York City Murders Fall Once Again

- New York City's murder rate could be its lowest in 40 years.

EU Expansion Poses Security Problems

- Security technologies' prospects rated, EU fears expansion of crime with expansion of borders, advice on reducing false alarms, and more

Weapons of mass destruction

- A bill (H.R. 2939) introduced by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) would amend federal law to enhance the prevention and prosecution of crimes committed using weapons of mass destruction. The bill would make illegal any threat, attempt, or conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction within the United States on any property, including property owned, leased, or used by a foreign government. penalties for certain crimes carried out at ports. Under the bill, it would be illegal to damage or destroy a vessel or maritime facility. Enhanced penalties would apply if the vessel carried high-level radioactive waste or spent nuclear fuel.

Violent Crime Down in First Half of 2007

- A new report shows that violent crime is down in aggregate, but police are still frustrated by a stubborn rise in violent crime in certain jurisdictions.

Terrorism hoaxes

- A bill (H.R. 1678) introduced by Sen. Lamar Smith (R-TX) that would make it a federal crime to fool people into believing that an act of terrorism had taken place has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. The bill would also require anyone convicted under the measure to reimburse law enforcement for any costs of investigating the hoax.
 




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