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Ruling Against Fraud Alert Companies

- A recent court ruling dealing a blow to fraud-alert companies leaves consumers in the dark.

Fighting Against the Wind

- New reports on wind-driven fires highlight how specific tools and techniques could help save firefighters' lives.

Identifying Disease Spread on Planes

- Can sensors detect a passenger's pathogens in exhaled particles in an airplane cabin?

Making Sense of Surveillance Claims

- To get the most from digital camera systems, security managers must understand the terms manufacturers use to describe their products.

New Mexico's Private Security Watchdog

- Meet Robert Hamic: he uses his blog to keep other private security providers honest in New Mexico.

Plain Language Not a Communications Panacea

- Many emergency response agencies have switched from code talk to plain language because of the 2006 National Incident Management System Alert, but what's plain language to one agency isn't plain language to another.

Do Improvement Districts Cut Crime?

- Researchers find greater reductions in business improvement districts, but experts say the model is not a panacea.

Resilience Key to Recovery

- Because there's no way to stop every terrorist attack or natural disaster, "resilience" — the ability to recover quickly after a disaster—is becoming a key buzz word in the homeland security conversation.

Tying Terror Groups to Attacks

- A research program under development could help determine which group is responsible for an incident by analyzing the details of the event.

Traditional Profiling Ineffective, Study Says

- Traditional profiling is no more effective at rooting out criminals than random screening, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

Confessions Corrupting Witnesses

- Eyewitness misidentification is the number one cause of wrongful criminal prosecutions, accounting for 75 percent of the prisoners exonerated due to DNA evidence.

Immigration Law

- Read the Migration Policy Institute's recommendations on how to improve effectiveness of current immigration laws. 

Private Security Counters Pirates

- Faced with the shifting borders, unstable governments, and violent attacks endemic to piracy, ship owners are turning to private security companies for help.
 




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