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Corruption

- A bill (S. 401) introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) would revise the criminal code to strengthen penalties for bribery and corruption convictions. The bill would expand mail and wire fraud statutes to cover offenses involving anything of value, including intangible rights and licenses, not just monetary goods. The measure would also modify elements relating to the crime of bribery of public officials and witnesses to prohibit public officials from accepting anything of value, other than what is permitted by rule or regulation, because of the person’s official position.

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.

Figuring Out Fingerprints

- For years, experts argued that latent fingerprint identification was infallible. That perception has slowly given way to a more realistic view of the science’s shortcomings.

Intelligence-Led Policing

- Author Jerry Ratcliffe has written an accessible work that provides the reader with the theoretical foundation for the concept of ILP.

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.  

Canada’s Drop in Crime Attributed to Holistic Crime Prevention Strategies

- Crime in Canada is at its lowest in 40 years. Officials in Canada's highest crime areas use a multifaceted strategy to keep crime down.

A Force to Reckon With

- It's a common scenario: A security officer makes an arrest and the suspect resists. The suspect is injured and files a lawsuit claiming that the officer used excessive force. Tommy J. Burns examines use of force in our July cover story.

Protecting the Bravest

- New technologies under development can be used to help locate firefighters in burning buildings and determine whether they are in distress.

A Force to Reckon With

- It is a common scenario: A security officer makes an arrest and the suspect resists. The suspect is injured and files a lawsuit claiming that the officer used excessive force. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

State Legislation: Vermont: Tasers

- A bill (H. 3) introduced in the Vermont General Assembly would require that law enforcement officers complete certain types of training before they would be allowed to carry Tasers. Under the bill, officers would be required to undergo training on how to interact with people experiencing a mental health crisis. The training would be designed and administered by state’s criminal justice training council.

Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition

- Crime Scene Photography addresses a technically sensitive practice with great accuracy.

Lack of Text Message Storage May Hinder Law Enforcement

- Text messages can sometimes be helpful in criminal investigations, but the messages are stored so briefly by telephone companies that it can often be challenging for law enforcement to obtain them.
 




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