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Police departments using new photo lineup approach

Police departments using new photo lineup approach

DALLAS — Frustrated with a string of wrongful convictions, the Dallas police department is now the nation's largest force to use sequential blind photo lineups - a widely praised technique designed to reduce mistakes made by witnesses trying to identify suspects. Dallas is not the first department to use the pioneering method. But experts hope that by using it in the county that leads the nation in exonerating wrongly convicted inmates, Dallas will inspire other departments to follow suit. - Full Story

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FBI put suspect's face on billboards after multiple heists

FBI put suspect's face on billboards after multiple heists

CNN.comHe has been captured by bank surveillance cameras in eight states, sneering and holding a pistol... - Full Story

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Protecting law enforcement from today's hazards the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Protecting law enforcement from today's hazards

The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has developed a new standard sp... - Full Story

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Wayne Hoover: New Methods of Interrogation

One of America's top interview and interrogation specialists talks to PoliceOneTV's Betsy Smith about non-confrontational interrogation methods. This open-ended technique can often lead to more fruitful interviews for a law enforcement officer and could be a great tool to add to your arsenal.

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New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

By Justin Juozapavicius Associated PressTULSA, Okla. — This is the new formula for methamphetamine:... - Full Story

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Data center to let police, sheriffs pool info

By Tony Plohetski Austin American-StatesmanFor months, detectives from two law enforcement agencies had... - Full Story

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Dallas police pioneering new photo lineup approach

Dallas police pioneering new photo lineup approach

By Jeff Carlton Associated PressDALLAS — Frustrated with a string of wrongful convictions, the... - Full Story

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Informants are a double-edged sword

Informants are a double-edged sword

While confidential informants can be incredibly valuable sources of information, running a CI is a delicate operation even under the best of circumstances, and poses a wide array of problems and pitfalls. The first and most obvious issue is that most people who have access to the inner workings of a criminal organization, and therefore the most valuable intelligence, are themselves criminals. - Full Story

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Confidential informants: A double-edged sword Fred Burton - Counterterrorism Intelligence Report

Confidential informants: A double-edged sword

By Scott Stewart and Fred BurtonPolice in El Paso, Texas, announced Aug. 11 that they had arrested thr... - Full Story

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Web site dedicated to cold cases helps police

By Gabriel Falcon CNN.comIn March, a young woman talking to a friend on the phone said she heard someone... - Full Story



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