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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.
09/25/2007 - 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.
09/24/2007 - 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.
09/24/2007 - 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
09/24/2007 - 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.
09/21/2007 - Most bank robbers wear a mask or otherwise attempt to disguise themselves when they carry out their robberies. Likewise, online miscreants are eager to put on another persona when they launch attacks or send spam.