Environmental Crime: The Prosecution Gap

For nearly three months during the spring of 2010, hundreds of millions of gallons of BP oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico, horrifying Americans who watched live as the worst marine oil spill in history unfolded.


Move Over, Police?

Do private security forces hired by business owners and technologies such as anti-car theft Lojack systems have as much to do with America's falling crime rates as “hot spot” policing? According to Dr. Philip Cook, Professor of Economics and Sociology at Duke University, scholars and policymakers trying to account for the remarkable (and sustained) nationwide crime decline should take a closer look at some of the non-law enforcement factors. The FBI uniform crime report shows violent crimes decreased 47 percent […]

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Workplace Violence Resource Center

Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center, was recently launched by a partnership of seven national organizations, with funding from the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The Center provides resources for those interested in providing effective workplace responses to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. Access the Center here. Use the Crime Report for more information on workplace violence.


Covering Medicare Fraud:”The New Cocaine Cowboys”

“We have to be out there as the protectors, exposing problems, fixing things, and improving lives. It's not enough to cover, we have to uncover?and hold the powerful accountable.” –Adrienne Roark, former news director, WFOR-CBS4 Miami In 2009, CBS “60 Minutes” partnered with WFOR-CBS4, the CBS-owned & operated television station in Miami, for a joint investigation of Medicare fraud, which federal authorities claim costs U.S. taxpayers $60 billion a year. The first report, the result of five months of research […]


Obama Lacks Criminal Cases Against Banks; None In Prospect

Since taking office at the height of the financial crisis, President Obama has promised to hold Wall Street accountable for the meltdown, says the Washington Post. “We will be relentless in our investigation of corporate and financial wrongdoing, and we will not hesitate to bring charges,” said attorney General Eric Holder said as he launched a financial fraud task force. Nearly 1 1/2 years into Obama’s tenure, despite cases against mortgage companies whose lending practices contributed to the crisis, the […]


Facebook Gives Backdoor Access To Business Cyberthieves

Cybercriminals are using social networking websites like Facebook to gain backdoor access to business computer networks, reports USA Today. The intrusions can expose a company to theft of its most sensitive data. Such attacks illustrate a dramatic shift underway in the Internet underground. Cybercriminals are moving aggressively to take advantage of social networks in workplace settings, an unanticipated chink in corporate defenses.

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