Beyond Print: Research & Studies
08/10/2007 - A government study on effects of scanner height on fingerprint capture found that it depended on whether the print was being taken from the right or left hand.
Book Reviews: Training
08/10/2007 - Offers specific, practical lessons that can be taught to security officers, as well as employees in high-risk countries, to give them the tools to identify and report suspicious behavior upon which the security department can act.
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The number of terrorist plots actively under investigation by the British Security Service (BSS). These plots, according to the BSS, involve 1,600 individuals and at least 200 terrorist networks.
08/10/2007 - Regardless of their nationality, criminals share one trait: They think they can fool interrogators with clever stories.
Legal Report: Workplace Violence
08/10/2007 - A bill (H.B. 5678) pending in the Connecticut General Assembly would set aside $10 million to evaluate security in courthouses and courthouse parking lots. The remaining funds would be used to install necessary security systems.
Legal Report: Legislation
08/10/2007 - A bill (S. 201) introduced by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) would establish grants of $1.9 million to provide medical and mental health monitoring, tracking, and treatment to individuals whose health has been directly impacted as a result of the 9-11 attacks.
08/10/2007 - Despite U.S. fears to the contrary, transnational crimes in Asia do not pose a threat to American interests.
Beyond Print: Terrorism
08/10/2007 - Learn how Agro-Guard, a community policing program developed by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Dodge City Sheriff's department, can help police and producers spot threats and prevent agroterrorism.
Technofile: Access Control
08/09/2007 - With biometrics like fingerprints and iris scans eyed for use in government-issued IDs such as passports, efforts to assess their ability to discern faked images are underway.
Law Enforcement: Special Event Security
08/09/2007 - The world's largest public festival, Oktoberfest requires a special 400-person police force, a Red Cross facility, a fire department, and lagers of savvy security.
08/09/2007 - A study finds that in the U.K.'s ubiquitous CCTV network, quality trumps quantity.
Legal Report: ID issues \ Identity Theft
08/09/2007 - In numerous states, lawmakers have addressed identity theft. In most cases, they are amending earlier laws, refining the state’s role in curbing identity theft, or enhancing criminal penalties for those convicted of committing such crimes.
Legal Report: Hiring \ Employment Issues
08/09/2007 - Continuing with a trend that began several years ago, many states are requiring that criminal background checks be conducted on individuals in certain jobs, such as in childcare or healthcare settings.