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DEA Special Unit Brings Down Gang

- Oklahoma raid shows value of DEA's Mobile Enforcement Teams.

Did You Know That?

- Cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., have a reputation for high crime.

Numbers

- 600 In billions of dollars, the estimated annual global trade in illegitimate (counterfeited and pirated) goods, according to Interpol and the World Customs Organization. That’s up from $5.5 billion in 1982.

Two Security Guards Slain in Brazen Robbery in Philadelphia

- Two security guards, both retired cops, murdered in ambush and robbery.

Gang Study Reveals Clues to Street-Gang Mentality

- The most recent FBI bulletin highlights a study that analyzes the mentality of street-gang members.

Crime Victimization

- Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on crime victimization in 2004. Read the report online.

Scene of the Crime

- A new National Institute of Justice report helps police in identifying high crime areas.

Keeping Students Safe

- Broward County in Florida tells how an electronic visitor management system helps its schools keep out sex offenders and others who might endanger students.

Background screening

- A bill (S.B. 2002) would require that all applicants to any North Carolina university undergo a criminal records check. The bill, the first of its kind in the nation, was introduced after two University of North Carolina students were killed by their classmates. Both murderers had lied on their applications and denied having a criminal record to gain admission.

Holding the Line

- The border between the United States and Mexico represents 2,000 miles of opportunity for drug smugglers, criminals, and potential terrorists who want to enter the country. For the agencies charged with protecting that border, it is an endless challenge.

Crime Opportunity Profiling of Streets (COPS): A Quick Crime Analysis—Rapid Implementation Approach

- COPS looked at commercial centers that suffered from street crime and problems associated with the drug trade.

Computer Evidence: Collection & Preservation

- Deftly, the author ties established forensics principles, developed for physical crimes like murder, to the new field of computer forensics. He explains Locard’s exchange principle, which states that any criminal activity involves an exchange between the criminal and the victim or the crime scene. Fingerprints, hair, fibers, or DNA get left behind, as do digital clues lurking in slack space or swap files

Drug testing

- A bill (H.B. 1205) introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives would make it illegal to alter or falsify drug or alcohol test results. The bill would also create the crime of transporting a biological sample or adulterant with the intent of falsifying test results.
 




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