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Fighting Crime with Mobile Forensics

- Find out how forensic investigations on mobile devices can be the key to solving modern crimes.

The FBI's Hate Crime Statistics, 2012 Report is Now Out, Shows About 7 Percent Drop From 2011

- There were 5,796 hate crime incidents involving 6,718 offenses, down from 2011 figures of 6,222 incidents involving 7,254 offenses, for 2012, according to the latest FBI report.

Intelligence

- A look at security clearance issues in light of recent security problems; also, a progress report on the push to change the criteria that determine when a person can be held liable or convicted for not complying with the law.

School Safety

- Kentucky has become the third state to require that students be read their Miranda rights before being questioned by a principal or school administrator if a law enforcement officer or school resource officer is present.

Inside Internal Affairs: An In-Depth Look at the People, Process & Politics

- There are two ways to look at this book. It might be viewed as an informative and well-researched look at internal affairs (IA) units inside law enforcement agencies. Or it could be seen as a template for how to conduct internal investigations—it’s this latter view that might serve security professionals.

Gang Injunctions and Abatement: Using Civil Remedies to Curb Gang-Related Crimes

- From its first word, Gang Injunctions and Abatement comes across as little more than a sales pitch. While written from a law enforcement and psychological perspective, it is presumptuous, limited in scope, and fails to consider other perspectives in an effort to convince the reader to believe in gang injunctions and abatement, court actions that aim to limit and modify gang behavior.

Every Officer Is a Leader, Second Edition

- The “transforming leadership” process described in Every Officer Is a Leader defines the journey a modern leader must undergo to become a successful and respected mentor and coach.

Intelligence

- A public-safety broadband network starts to get off the ground; the government releases a report on Hurricane Sandy response; and researchers discuss a new technique to find missed fingerprints at crime scenes.

From Cop to Crusader: The story of my fight against the dangerous myth of “lie detection”

- For many years, we have been led to believe, by the law enforcement community and daytime reality shows, that the polygraph test is a very reliable “investigatory tool” to measure someone’s honesty. Author Doug Williams dispels some of those misconceptions in his book From Cop to Crusader.

Forensics

- The Cloud Security Alliance has created a new working group to focus on the examination of incident handling and forensics in the cloud environment. In its first white paper, Mapping the Forensic Standard ISO/IEC 27037 to Cloud Computing, the group aims to help practitioners define standardized processes for conducting forensic investigations.

DNA

- The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA on those arrested on serious charges and to enter that DNA into the national database.  

FBI Opens Portal for Cyberattack Reporting

- Learn about the FBI’s new cyberreporting portal which it hopes will help it track down hackers.

The Future of Policing: A Practical Guide for Police Managers and Leaders

- This well-crafted book, replete with anecdotes, systematically addresses issues such as technology, hiring practices, training, budgets, labor relations, evolving communities, and post 9-11 trends that challenge today’s police departments.
 




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