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Will Maritime ID Finally Set Sail?

- The long-awaited and beleaguered Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is finally set to roll out in the Port of Wilmington, Delaware.

Workplace Bullying: Consequences and Solutions

- Schoolyard bullies don't fade away, they grow up and continue their bullying at the office.

Did You Know That?

- Documents obtained by The Sunday Times of London show that British hospitals suffer 43 violent assaults per year on average. Most are committed by patients who are attacking staff, often as a result of frustration over long waiting times. Patients have attacked staff with pool cues, walkers, and, in one case, a bottle of urine.

Did You Know That?

- Citizens in New Mexico, California, Minnesota, and elsewhere have recently been targeted by identity thieves who call them on the telephone and claim to be court personnel. These scam artists threaten to issue a warrant for failure to comply with jury service, then ask for personal information such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and employment data.

Numbers

- 7 Percent of calls to U.S. fire departments in 2003 that were made to report actual fires. The vast majority of calls to fire departments, according to the National Fire Protection Association, sought medical assistance, while false alarms accounted for one out of every ten calls.

Getting to “I Confess”

- In an article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Special Agent Brian Parsi Boetig explains how, in employing those methods, interrogators can use “criminological theories of deviance” to help gain confessions. For example, the “rational choice” theory posits that people do what’s in their self-interest.

Forgers Born, Not Made?

- School children are told that “practice makes perfect,” in skills such as penmanship. When it comes to amateur forgeries, however, that bit of childhood wisdom might not hold true.

Digital Video May Have Its Day in Court

- Digital video may get its day in court. Plus, terrorist incidents by region, document forgers, iris scanning in school, and ways to gain confessions.

Can Your Business Withstand a Flu Pandemic?

- What businesses can do to prepare for the business continuity and security implications of a flu pandemic before it hits. (Online Exclusive)

Guarding Against Fatigue

- Strategies from the elite Escuela Campo Alegre for combating security guard fatigue. (Online Exclusive)

Jargon Watch

- Jargon Watch

Did You Know That?

- The United States currently accounts for slightly more than half of the global homeland security market, but by 2014 its share will have slipped to 42 percent, according to the Homeland Security Corporation, a market research firm.

Did You Know That?

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




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