Daily Headline : International
12/07/2010 - The pros and cons of fighting the Taliban with local militia are examined by the Washington Post. A new effort to help consumers in Africa spot counterfeit drugs is being launched. And the Afghan government acknowledges it may need private security a little longer.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
11/22/2010 - Dean Olson's Perfect Enemy provides an in-depth view of how religious fundamentalism evolves into terrorism.
Daily Headline : Crime
11/19/2010 - Japan continues its efforts to fight entrenched mafia ties to various industries. Online businesses step up efforts to curtail "friendly fraud." And criminologists' ideas on how to reduce crime.
Daily Headline : IT Security
11/05/2010 - The European Commission is revising its data protection rules, which could change how law enforcement can use personal data, among other things. White House sets in motion effort to make uniform the classification of controlled unclassified information among agencies to streamline information sharing, which could help with homeland security intelligence analysis. And more.
Daily Headline : Hiring \ Employment Issues
11/03/2010 - School board group urges Supreme Court not to hold employers liable for good faith firing where discrimination turns out to have existed. The National Guard grapples with suicides and seeks to increase mental resiliency of troops. Google sets up independent fund to promote privacy education as a part of a lawsuit settlement. And more.
Daily Headline : Homeland Security
11/01/2010 - While gang membership is up sharply in recent years, violent crime is not. Secure Flight goes into effect today. Clues to the origins of last week's attempt to send bombs via planes are followed. And more.
Beyond Print: Legal Issues
10/26/2010 - Police may not use a global positioning satellite (GPS) unit to track a person’s movements for a long period of time without a warrant, because doing so violates a person’s Fourth Amendment right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Book Reviews: Crime
10/21/2010 - Crime Prevention is an outdated examination of a discipline, which does not give proper due to private security professionals.
Book Reviews: Training
10/21/2010 - Author Frank A. Colaprete argues law enforcement institutions must take the art of mentoring seriously.
09/30/2010 - A new report says there’s a lack of criminal intent provisions in new criminal laws, so people may be punished for crimes they didn’t know they were committing. Read the report here.
09/30/2010 - A bill (S. 1749) that would prohibit the use of cell phones by all prisoners and would designate cell phones as contraband in prisons has been approved by the House of Representatives. A different version of the bill was previously passed by the Senate; the bill must now go into conference committee to reconcile the differences.
Another bill (S. 251) currently pending in the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security would allow corrections officials to petition the government to use wireless jamming devices in prisons.
Book Reviews: Drug Control
09/29/2010 - From the streets of Harlem to Kingston, Jamaica, a 26-year retired DEA agent provides a personal, yet cursory history of the U.S. war on drugs.
Daily Headline : Guards \ Security Officers
09/09/2010 - The Great Recession has led some cities to experiment with civilian police employees and privatized police for lower-level policing tasks, but only one embraces the efficiency of the free market.