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The Security, Surveillance and Law Enforcement learning project is an online training resource for those interested in furthering their knowledge about such issues.
Featured Law Enforcement Readings
- A counterfeit is an imitation that is made with the intent to deceptively represent its content or origins. The word counterfeit most frequently describes forged money or documents, but can also describe clothing, software, pharmaceuticals, or any other manufactured item, especially when these products are protected by trademarks or patents.
- Sonic and ultrasonic weapons (USW) are weapons of various types that use sound to damage, incapicitate, or kill an opponent. Some sonic weapons are currently in limited use and extensive research and development by military and police forces. Many exist only in the realm of science fiction.
- Situational awareness is being aware of everything that is happening around oneself and the relative importance of everything observed — a constantly evolving picture of the state of the environment. Situational awareness can be described broadly as a person’s state of knowledge or mental model of the situation around him or her.
- The United States Marshals Service (sometimes incorrectly spelled "Marshal's Service"), a bureau within the United States Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. § 561), is the United States's oldest federal law enforcement agency. It is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, protecting federal courts and ensuring the effective operation of the judicial system.
- The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is a trade group representing a number of the world's largest software makers. It is funded through membership dues based on member company's software revenues, and through settlements from companies it successfully brings action against.
- The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) provides policing services for the Halton Region in Ontario, Canada which encompasses the City of Burlington and the Towns of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills. It is made up of about 450 police personnel 150 civilians that cover 987 square kilometers with a population of 297,650.
Focus On: Human Trafficking
- Trafficking in human beings includes recruiting, harbouring, obtaining, and transporting people by use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjecting them to involuntary acts, such as commercial sexual exploitation (including prostitution) or involuntary labour, i.e., enslaving them.
- Harm Reduction is a philosophy of public health intended to be a progressive alternative to the prohibition of certain lifestyle choices. The central idea of harm reduction is the recognition that some people always have and always will engage in behaviours which carry risks, such as casual sex and substance abuse. Harm reduction seeks to mitigate the potential harm associated with these behaviours without attempting to prohibit the behaviors. Harm reductionists contend that no one should be denied services such as healthcare merely because they take risks. Further, harm reduction seeks a social justice response to substance abuse, as opposed to a criminalizing one.