Legal Report: Legal Issues
08/13/2007 - The bill (S. 378) would increase courthouse security has been approved by the Senate. The House of Representatives has not announced whether it will take action on the bill, which would also require that the U.S. Marshals Service offer ongoing security advice to the judiciary.
SM Online: Crime
08/13/2007 - Violent crime has soared over the past two years finds a report from the Police Executive Research Forum. Alarmingly, murder has risen 10.2 percent since 2004.
SM Online: 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.
SM Online: 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.
Cybersecurity: 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.