The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

A monthly publication of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin publishes feature articles on law enforcement and officer conduct, and information on new technology and leadership.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 9, September

Communication Survival Skills for Managers. (Focus on Management)
The amount of time managers spend on investigating and resolving work-related personnel problems can be staggering. These problems run the gamut from equal employment opportunity complaints, job performance issues, and personality conflicts to lack...
Constitutional Rights to Counsel during Interrogation: Comparing Rights under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments. (Legal Digest)
The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized two constitutional sources of the right to counsel during interrogation. One source is the Court's interpretation in Miranda v. Arizona (1) of the Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination; (2)...
Interacting with Arabs and Muslims. (Perspective)
The terrible events of September 11, 2001, focused all of America, in fact, the world, on the Middle East, the various Arab conflicts, and Islam. For the most part, law enforcement has had little contact with the growing Arab/Muslim community because...
Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty, 2001. (Crime Data)
According to preliminary figures released by the FBI, 140 law enforcement officers were slain feloniously in the line of duty in 2001. This number includes the 71 officers killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The officers killed...
Negative Influences of Police Stress
Ian Campbell believed that what most policemen shared was an abhorrence of the predictable, a distaste for the foreseeable experiences of working life.... He felt that the job was not particularly hazardous physically but was incredibly hazardous emotionally...
Notable Speeches
Reflections on September 11, 2001 The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin presents two speeches delivered in the wake of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. They aptly demonstrate the immense impact that the attacks had on the lives of all Americans...
The Bulletin Notes
Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each challenge freely and unselfishly while answering the call to duty. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective...
The Police Response to Medical Crime Scenes
While on duty, a shooting occurs in one of the more violent areas of your jurisdiction. As you and your backup respond, the fire department and ambulance are not en route. Or, if you live in a rural community, your dispatcher still is contacting the...
Unidentified Homicide Victim. (ViCAP Alert)
The FBI in New Orleans, Louisiana, seeks information regarding the identity of a female found in February 1999 floating in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 20 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. Current investigative analysis shows that the victim...
World Destruction: A Cultural Analysis of a Threat Communique. (Case Study)
At ten o'clock in the morning on October 26, 1990, I was working in my office analyzing transcripts and audiotapes of actual hostage negotiation incidents when I received a phone call from an individual I know in a U.S. government agency in Washington,...