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Study Questions CCTV’s Value

- 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.

Motel security


Should Police Respond to Alarms?

- The evidence clearly indicates that unverified response pulls resources to areas where they are not really needed.

Essentials of the Reid Technique: Criminal Interrogation and Confessions

- 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.

Do's and Don’ts for Digital Evidence

- Managers need to understand the basics of digital investigations so that they can respond to cybercrime without committing a crime themselves.

Auditing for Anomalies


The Race to Deface

- Defacements of Web sites hit a new peak in December 2004, according to statistics compiled by, which has a database of what it calls “Web server cybercrimes.” @ Get more details of the 2004 Web Server Intrusion Statistics via SM Online.

Italian Police Capture Mafia Boss But Crime Flourishes in Italy

- The arrest of Salvatore Lo Piccolo is a rare success in the fight against the Sicilian Mafia, which has shown its resilience over the years.

Money laundering

- 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.

Fraud Artists More Skillful

- 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

Jargon Watch

- CPTED, defensible space, and situational crime prevention--the differences.

A Site to See.

- 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.

When Insiders Attack.

- 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.

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