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.
News & Trends: Investigations
08/09/2007 - In an article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, D. Kim Rossmo, a former detective and a criminal justice professor of criminal justice at Texas State University in San Marcos, discusses various cognitive biases that lead investigators astray and offers strategies to combat them.
SM Online: International
08/09/2007 - Corruption remains a significant problem facing international businesses and may even be worsening, according to this survey by Control Risks, which found that honest businesses may be losing out to dishonest competitors.
SM Online: Crime
08/09/2007 - A registry of check security features, which is designed to combat check fraud, is now available to institutions. The registry provides a single place for security-feature providers to register their features.
Homeland Security: Terrorism
08/09/2007 - History has shown the potential of prisons to serve as incubators for extremist leaders, from Adolf Hitler—who wrote Mein Kampf while in prison—to Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. Could that be occurring in U.S. prisons?
International: Personnel Protection
08/08/2007 - The prospect of peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
08/07/2007 - The EU is disjointed in its antiterror efforts.
08/07/2007 - Jamaica touts violent-crime reduction.
International: Special Event Security
08/06/2007 - Securing Le Tour de Langkawi, Malaysia's answer to that other bike race.
SM Online: Terrorism
07/31/2007 - The National Academies and the Russian Academy of Sciences share their experience and advice on fighting urban terrorism.
SM Online: Integrated Systems
07/31/2007 - A new report details how states are using federal money to improve criminal history records. For example, Georgia, Hawaii, and Maine are using the grants to improve the transmission of case information to their central criminal-record repositories.
Book Reviews: Loss Prevention
07/31/2007 - In just over an hour, any loss prevention professional will learn new interview techniques and understand the process in a systematic fashion.