Tagged: enforcement

Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics

The IBM Center for the Business of Government has released its newest report entitled “Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics.” The report describes a new wave of law enforcement capability, predictive policing, that relies on data and innovative software to predict where crime is likely to occur and...

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) have released a new report entitled “Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States.” The report contends that the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States are “commonly overlooked,...

New Theses Released from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Cover Topics From USBP Effectiveness to Mass Shootings

In the newest round of theses released from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, a number of hot topic issues are addressed. The following projects, on the Effectiveness U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) and Mass Shootings in the U.S., are of particular interest: “Analysis of the Development and Effectiveness...

Stop and Frisk: Experiences, Perceptions, and Public Safety

The Vera Institute of Justice has published a report titled, Coming of Age with Stop and Frisk: Experiences, Perceptions, and Public Safety Implications. The report contains the results of a study launched in 2011 which examined the question: “How does being stopped by police, and the frequency of those stops,...

Guidance to States and Services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) of the Department of Health and Human Services has released a Guidance to States and Services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States. “Human trafficking is a growing concern for our nation. Also known as modern slavery,...

Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority

Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority, a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), details the “extraordinary expansion of FBI power over the last 12 years” and the way the agency “has subverted internal and external oversight by squelching whistleblowers, imposing and enforcing unnecessary secrecy,...

In Remembrance: September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012

Despite the self-proclaimed “victories” of terrorists on September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012, the actions of citizens and military personnel on both 9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012 are emblematic of American resilience and heroism. The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) joins the nation in mourning the loss of innocents from over...

Crime in the United States, 2012

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released its Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for January – December, 2012. The statistics “indicate that, as a whole, law enforcement agencies throughout the nation reported an increase of 1.2 percent in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for 2012...

FBI Proposal May Undermine Cybersecurity, Experts Say

The Center for Democracy and Technology posted a report from 20 of the leading experts in computer and network security criticizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) proposal to require makers of secure communication tools to redesign their systems to make them wiretap compatible. Currently, the Communications Assistance for Law...

2013 National Drug Control Strategy

2013 National Drug Control Strategy In a Press Release on April 24, 2013, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced the release of the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy. The White House has also established a website entitled, “A Drug Policy for the 21st Century”. From the...