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Police Embrace Social Media

- Police departments are finding that social media can be used to gather tips and feedback from the public.

Morning Security Brief: Lawmaker Calls Cartels Terrorists, Online Consumer Data, Prepaid Debit Cards, and More

- Some lawmakers label the Mexican cartels terrorists. Sites sell information online to advertisers. New rule proposed for traveling with prepaid debit cards. And more.

Tracking Digital Footprints In The Field

- By testing suspect computing devices on site, law enforcement can reduce forensic wait times and protect the chain of evidence.

Advanced Interviewing Techniques, Second Edition

- Advanced Interviewing Techniques is a must-read for law enforcement officers, military personnel, and security professionals.

Science: Securing Synthetic Biology

- Scientists who sequence the DNA of pathogens have adopted guidelines to limit the opportunities for criminals to get access to such research.

Morning Security Brief: New Orleans Verdict, Cybersecurity Survey, I-95 Drug Bust, and More.

- A verdict is passed in the trial of the New Orleans police officers accused of shooting civilians after Katrina. Authorities make the second largest drug bust in South Carolina's history. Commercial use of aerial drones. And more.

Securing Synthetic Biology

- Scientists who sequence the DNA of pathogens have adopted guidelines to limit the opportunities for criminals to get access to such research.

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, Third Edition

- This updated edition of Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques demonstrates that conducting effective interviews is an art form as well as a science.  

Morning Security Brief: 'Homegrown' Terrorists, Corruption and Border Protection, Prescription Drug Abuse, and More

- The second of seven jihadist arrested in North Carolina submits a guilty plea. Congress looks at problems with Customs and Border Protection corruption and internal investigations. Prescription drug abuse examined. And more.

Forensic Expert Says Gunshot Residue Imperfect But Valuable

- Gunshot residue is a critical investigative tool, but it needs to be interpreted correctly by forensic investigators.

Anticorruption Efforts Seen as Flawed

- Experts question inconsistencies in U.S. anticorruption law and the new methods being used to conduct investigations.

School Safety

- Schools are not doing a good job of screening employees to avoid hiring those with records of sexual abuse of children (.pdf), says a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Boston Ordinance Seeks to Fingerprint and Vet Business-License Seekers

- A Boston city councilor has filed an ordinance to require city business-license seekers who interact with the public to submit to fingerprinting and a national background check to ensure they are not violent criminals.
 




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