SM Online: Investigations
09/27/2007 - An FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin piece discusses various cognitive biases that lead investigators astray, and offers strategies to combat them.
SM Online: ID issues \ Identity Theft
09/25/2007 - Recommendations on how local and federal officials can improve police response in identity-theft cases are in a new report.
SM Online: School Security
09/24/2007 - This report released by COPS provides a framework for understanding student gatherings, specifically the problem of student party riots.
09/24/2007 - Good communication skills can help security officers defuse tense situations and prevent violence.
Book Reviews: Crime
09/24/2007 - COPS looked at commercial centers that suffered from street crime and problems associated with the drug trade.
Book Reviews: How-to
09/24/2007 - Bomb technicians and others who seek specialized information about the intricate, multifarious, and perilous work that these professionals perform will find much of value.
SM Online: Surveillance
09/21/2007 - A Temple University professor sifts through the data and looks at the pros and cons of using CCTV.
Homeland Security: Terrorism
09/20/2007 - Detonating an improvised explosive device using a remote trigger like a cell phone or remote-controlled car is a fairly simple task. Preventing the bomb from exploding using localized jamming technology is an equally simple task, but currently first responders at the state and local levels are not given access to these types of technologies, says Howard Melamed, president and CEO of Cellantenna Corp, which distributes similar devices.
Editor's Note: Physical Security
09/20/2007 - An incident at the U.S. Capitol underscores that no one should be above security.
Daily Headline : Drug Control
09/20/2007 - A GAO report says more cooperation with Mexico needed.
Daily Headline : ID issues \ Identity Theft
09/20/2007 - Police's ability to collect and retain biological information conflicts with democratic rights.
Homeland Security: Maritime Security
09/19/2007 - Approximately 95 percent of U.S. trade enters or leaves through the nation’s 361 seaports. Despite renewed attention on ports, security efforts continue to fall short of stated government goals.
Legal Report: Legislation
09/19/2007 - A bill (H.R. 4244) introduced by Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR) would establish grants for regional task forces designed to investigate and prosecute identity theft and other economic crimes. The task forces would comprise federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.