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"Are You Sure It Was Him?"

- Police should double-check how sure a witness is after picking out a suspect from a police line-up, says researcher.

First Annual Report of Arrest-Related Deaths Issued

- The first national measure of all types of arrest-related deaths shows that 2,002 suspects died while being arrested or while in custody from 2003 through 2005.

DEA Special Unit Brings Down Gang

- Oklahoma raid shows value of DEA's Mobile Enforcement Teams.

Web Mapping Illustrated

- Google Earth now lets computer users zoom through space to specific sites all over the world. Mapping is also making great strides in the law enforcement world, where geographic information systems (GIS) have been replacing pin maps. Systems such as New York City’s COMPSTAT have been highly successful in mapping and depicting virtually any combination of crime/arrest locations, crime hot spots, and other information in real time.

Cyber predators

- A bill  (S.B. 62) recently signed into law in Georgia has created the new crime of “initiation of deceptive commercial e-mail.” Designed to punish those who lure children via chat rooms and instant messaging, the crime is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and 12 months in jail. On the second offense, however, the act is a felony and is punishable by a fine of up to $50,000 and five years in prison. The law also allows law enforcement officers to subpoena an Internet service provider to obtain the identity of a computer user under investigation for stalking children online.

Gang Study Reveals Clues to Street-Gang Mentality

- The most recent FBI bulletin highlights a study that analyzes the mentality of street-gang members.

Scene of the Crime

- A new National Institute of Justice report helps police in identifying high crime areas.

Spyware

- The bill would have prohibited intentionally copying a program onto a computer to commit a crime or to obtain or transmit personal information with the intent to defraud or injure another person or to cause damage to another’s computer.

Bully Battle

- The International Association of Chiefs of Police has an antibullying program that can reduce the teasing that can lead to violence.

Unbiased Investigations

- An FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin piece discusses various cognitive biases that lead investigators astray, and offers strategies to combat them.

Identity Theft

- Recommendations on how local and federal officials can improve police response in identity-theft cases are in a new report.

Party Riots

- This report released by COPS provides a framework for understanding student gatherings, specifically the problem of student party riots.

Using Words to Defuse Violence

- Good communication skills can help security officers defuse tense situations and prevent violence.
 




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