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Time running out to save $100 on the PBUS Conference
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Early-bird registration for the PBUS 2013 Winter Conference, Membership Meeting and Expo, scheduled for Feb. 25-27 in Las Vegas, ends TOMORROW, Feb. 1. Save your $100. Click here to register.

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The discounted rate at The Mirage ends TODAY, Jan. 31. Click here or call 800-374-9000 to reserve your room NOW.


Court statistics for fiscal year 2013 are released
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Federal court statistical profiles are available for the nation's 12 courts of appeal and 94 district courts for fiscal year 2012, the 12-month period ending Sept. 30. Federal Court Management Statistics also provides national totals for the appellate and district courts, allowing the statistical totals of each individual court to be compared to a national average. More

The number of people in private prisons has grown by 1,664 percent in the last 19 years
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In 1984, the U.S. began its ongoing experiment with private prisons. Between 1990 and 2009, the inmate population of private prisons grew by 1,664 percent. Today, approximately 130,000 people are incarcerated by for-profit companies. In 2010, annual revenues for two largest companies — Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group — were nearly $3 billion. More

Office of Justice Programs releases annual report
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The Office of Justice Programs fiscal year 2011 Annual Report is now available online. The report, titled Driving the Future, showcases OJPs strong commitment to the safety of the nation's communities.

Featuring sections on:
  • Science and Public Safety
  • Children and Youth
  • Reentry and Recidivism
  • Officer Safety
Other highlights include:
  • Program Development and Improvement
  • Making Connections

DNA tagging pistol and rifle launched for non-lethal law enforcement    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The ownership and use of guns is a hot topic at the moment following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But while the question of whether individuals should be allowed to own guns and what type of guns they are rages on, work is under way to develop new types of non-lethal gun for use in law enforcement. United Kingdom security company SelectaMark has come up with a way to tag a person using a gun allowing them to be apprehended at a later time. It's called the SelectaDNA High Velocity System and consists of both a pistol and rifle coupled with high velocity pellets that leave a unique DNA trace mark on the person that later can be identified by authorities with a UV light. More

Prison overflow draining US budgets
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Reforming the American prison system is one of the most important things that we must do to get our national deficit down to manageable levels. The U.S. spends an extraordinary amount of money on prisons. The United States has the largest total prison population and highest incarceration rate of any nation in the world. We have less than five percent of the world's population, yet we have more than 25 percent of the world's prison population. The United States has more people in prison than in Spain, Egypt, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, England, the Philippines, Vietnam, Poland, Thailand, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Australia, Brazil, Iran, Pakistan and India combined. The U.S. has more prisoners than the entire populations of Cyprus and Estonia combined. More

NYPD testing technology that would detect concealed weapons on citizens
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The NYPD says it is testing a new device that would allow officers to detect if citizens are carrying a weapon without having to pat them down. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the device, which resembles body scanners used at airports, reads body energy to find out whether someone is concealing a weapon. The Wall Street Journal reports the device, known as a "T-Ray Machine" reads terahertz radiation, which is natural energy emitted by humans and inanimate objects. The radiation can penetrate many objects, including clothing. More


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