Tagged: enforcement

International Cyber Officials Take Down BlackShades Malware Creators, Sellers, and Users

Cybercrime and cyberattacks are becoming increasingly prevalent in computer networks worldwide. Everything from national power grids to individual users’ private data is being targeted for malicious use, and on top of that, these networks and data are becoming harder and harder to protect. To combat the growing cybercrime phenomenon, the...

Lessons from a Violent Actor: Multimedia Police Review of the Christopher Dorner Incident Provides In-depth Analysis

For nine days in February 2013, Southern California law enforcement was at the height of security alert in response to events initiated by former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner’s manifesto-fueled rampage, in which he targeted civilians and law enforcement alike. The incident left four dead and several wounded...

Can Deportation Policies be both Humane and Tough?

This report published by the Migration Policy Institute and titled, “The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Human Enforcement” explores whether or not deportation policies can be both humane and tough. The disagreement on whether the current administration’s immigration enforcement is adequate or not reveals a fundamental difference in the definition of...

How Beneficial are Crime Analysts?

A survey conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in 2008 concluded that “89% of responding agencies reported having staff whose primary or secondary duty was crime analysis.” Since then, there have been ongoing budget cuts, making it necessary to cut down on all non-essential positions. Without data on...

2013 Trends Show a Decline in Hate and Extremist Groups in the U.S.

The Southern Poverty Law Center released this week the Spring 2014 edition of its “Intelligence Report” which focuses on hate and extremism in the United States. In the headlining article, “The Year in Hate and Extremism”, author Mark Potok discusses trends in hate and extremism for the year 2013, with...

2012 Hate Crime Statistics–New Report

On April 23, 1990, Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act, which required the Attorney General to collect data “about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.”  The FBI has published a Uniform Crime report on hate crimes every year since 1990.  The...

ILOC: Make Native America Safer Through Autonomy

The Indian Law and Order Commission (ILOC) has released a report with recommendations to make Native American and Alaska Native nations “safer and more just for all U.S. citizens” and to reduce high rates of violent crime among Tribal nations. The ILOC final report, called “A Roadmap for Making Native...