11/07/2007 - In an expansive 160-page report written for the U.K. Home Office, which is responsible for domestic issues, Professor Martin Gill and Angela Spriggs did not find conclusive proof of CCTV’s beneficial effect on crime in town and city centers, parking areas, hospitals, and residential zones. Read the report.
11/07/2007 - Many experts consider the Reid Technique to be the leading method on interviewing and interrogation and Criminal Interrogation and Confessions to be the seminal textbook on the subject. Now the developers of the Reid Technique have created an abridged version of the classic textbook, called Essentials of the Reid Technique: Criminal Interrogation and Confessions.
11/06/2007 - Defacements of Web sites hit a new peak in December 2004, according to statistics compiled by zone-h.org, which has a database of what it calls “Web server cybercrimes.” @ Get more details of the 2004 Web Server Intrusion Statistics via SM Online.
11/02/2007 - Like banks, U.S. money-services businesses are required to implement anti-money-laundering measures, such as reporting suspicious activity and currency transactions. Money-services businesses range from hotels that exchange currency, to check-cashing storefronts, to Fortune 500 companies. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), along with various other federal agencies, recently issued two sets of guidance. The first reminds money-services businesses of their obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act and notifies them of the type of information they may be expected to produce to banks with which they have a relationship. The second sets forth minimum steps that banks should take when their customers are money-services businesses.
11/02/2007 - A new FBI report on financial crime trends finds that in healthcare, more frauds involve medical professionals harming patients in furtherance of their schemes. For example, frauds now involve unnecessary surgeries, weakened cancer drugs, and bogus lab tests
11/02/2007 - Going to Chicago and wondering where to park your car while you’re in your meeting? Stick to a parking garage rather than looking for a spot on the street, where your car is much more likely to be stolen. Web developer Adrian Holovaty took data about crime put online by the city of Chicago and married it with maps from Google to pinpoint the precise spots where cars have been stolen in recent months. His crime map is now available online to any interested surfer.
11/02/2007 - The study, conducted by the U.S. Secret Service and Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT/CC, found that more than 60 percent of the 49 attacks examined in the study were carried out with “relatively unsophisticated methods of attack,” such as social engineering; only 39 percent used a toolkit or other program designed to cause havoc.