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Global Fraud Report Finds Effects of Recession Mixed

- A new report on global fraud examines trends by sector and by geographic region. Overall, the incidence of fraud year-over-year from the 2008 survey is about the same, but average loss per company has edged up from $8.2 million to $8.8 million. And that average masks larger differences among specific sectors.

ATM Crime

- A new report by an EU group advises consumers on how to avoid becoming a victim of escalating ATM crime throughout Europe.

Chicago Public School System's Anti-Violence Plan Pins Its Hope on Data Analysis

- The head of Chicago's public school system, Ron Huberman, is hoping data analysis can do what traditional security policies could not: protect those students most at risk of becoming victims of violent crime and then flood them with adult supervision, reports The New York Times.

Gun Violence

- A federally funded program to reduce gun violence has been in place for years in the United States, but it is not implemented consistently across the country. A new report examines how well it’s been working.

ELF Topples Two Radio Towers Outside of Seattle

- Environmental extremists have laid claim to toppling two radio towers last week outside of Seattle, reports the Associated Press.

Stolen or Lost Gadget's Owners Frustrated by Manufacturers' Policies

- Owners of lost or stolen hi-end gadgets—such as Amazon's Kindle, smartphones, and Internet radios—have discovered an enraging, frustrating fact: the manufacturer knows where their property is but will not do much to help them get it back, reports The New York Times.

Do Gangs Get Too Much of the Blame for Street Violence?

- Some criminologists suggest the violent crime we blame on gangs may be obscuring an even scarier reality.

Do Arrests Predict Future Behavior?

- New research indicates that the longer criminals stay clean, the less likely they are to reoffend.

Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence: Legal and Strategic Guidelines

- An uneven collection of articles on preventing workplace violence that nevertheless offers worthwhile information on decreasing its likelihood.

Security Concerns Arise With Medical Marijuana Centers in Rhode Island

- A state police officer voiced some security concerns at a Rhode Island Department of Health meeting yesterday, relating to the state's recent decision to allow the sale of medical marijuana to chronically ill people, reports the Associated Press.

Research Shows DNA Evidence Can Be Faked

- They say there's nothing certain in life but death and taxes. Still, when it comes to prosecuting a criminal case or defending against it, it seemed that DNA evidence was hard to challenge. Now, a team of Israeli researchers shows why we can't be so certain of that either.

State Legislation: Utah: Metal Theft

- A new Utah law (formerly S.B. 90) amends existing law to help deter metal theft. Under the new law, any metal that has been burned is classified as “suspect metal” requiring the purchaser to keep records of the transaction, including the name, address, vehicle, and license plate number of the seller. (Burned metal often indicates that it was stolen and the insulation burned off prior to sale.)

ASIS Foundation Publishes New Report on Organized Retail Crime

- The ASIS Foundation's new CRISP report provides a general primer on the practice of organized retail crime so retailers can understand why they may be more susceptible to it than other retailers and what they can do about it.

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