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Body-Worn Police Cameras Growing in Popularity

Body-Worn Police Cameras Growing in Popularity

Police departments and other law enforcement agencies across the country are experimenting with, or at least considering, the use of body-worn cameras for their officers. The Orlan ...

Corrections Officer Sentenced to Prison for Role in Jailhouse Conspiracy

Corrections Officer Sentenced to Prison for Role in Jailhouse Conspiracy

Adrena Rice, of Baltimore, was sentenced to 42 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for smuggling drugs to incarcerated members of the Black Guerilla Family ...

Traffic Court Tosses Case Against Google Glass-Wearing Motorist

Traffic Court Tosses Case Against Google Glass-Wearing Motorist

A San Diego woman believed to be the first person ticketed for driving while wearing Google Glass has been found not guilty. Cecilia Abadie was pulled over by a California Highway ...

Cyber Crooks Target Millions of Holiday Shoppers

Cyber Crooks Target Millions of Holiday Shoppers

Online thieves stole credit and debit card data from roughly 40 million customers who shopped at Target stores nationwide during the holiday spending blitz, the retail chain has ac ...

U.S. Jail Population Inches Up, Reversing 3-Year Trend

U.S. Jail Population Inches Up, Reversing 3-Year Trend

California’s ongoing effort to reduce crowding in its state prison system was credited as the major factor in decreasing the nation’s total prison population in 2012. However, many ...

Feds Announce Biggest-Ever Synthetic Drug Seizure

Feds Announce Biggest-Ever Synthetic Drug Seizure

Federal investigators have broken up an international drug trafficking ring that specialized in the manufacture and sale of dangerous synthetic drugs, according to U.S. Customs and ...

Homeland Security: Job Description, Salary, and Education

Homeland Security: Job Description, Salary, and Education

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) works to keep the country safe from all potential threats. From cyber security to counter terrorism, the DHS covers all aspects of Am ...

Virginia Colleges Receive Federal Grant to Combat Domestic Violence

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded two Virginia universities an almost $500,000 grant to train and educate their students and staff about domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The three-year grant, from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women, will be divided between the Un more ...

February 04, 2014

Loyola Hunting for More Criminal Justice Students

Loyola University New Orleans hopes a little sleuthing challenge can help it nab more students for its online criminal justice degree program. The university recently launched an Internet-based game called “The Criminal Justice Challenge & Photo Hunt,” which was crafted to show potential students how the skil more ...

December 23, 2013

Computer Forensics Job Description, Salary and Training

As technology improves and scientific knowledge increases, investigating and solving crimes involves a growing reliance on computer forensics. This is particularly true given the rising rates of cyber crime. Also referred to as digital forensics, this field uses a combination of scientific reasoning and crimi more ...

July 10, 2013

What Is Computer Forensics and How Does It Work?

Finding and analyzing evidence helps to answer questions about a crime and build a case that leads to a conviction. Computer forensics is the process of retrieving data from digital devices, such as smartphones, tablets and other computer systems, to use as evidence of illegal activity. “The dramatic increase more ...

July 10, 2013

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