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. 63, No. 1, January

Child Abuse: Interviewing Possible Victims
Law enforcement officers often respond to incidents that involve children, including calls that require emergency placement, social service referrals, and criminal investigations. However, with increasing regularity, officers must also respond to calls...
Forensic Imaging Comes of Age
In 1987, the FBI's Newark, New Jersey, field office forwarded a then unusual request for forensic assistance to the Special Projects Section of the FBI Laboratory. Agents asked if it would be possible to produce age-enhanced photographs of a longtime...
Higher Education for Law Enforcement: The Minnesota Model
For decades, the call for professionalism in the law enforcement field focused on increasing the educational levels of police officers. The President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice (1967) and the National Advisory Commission...
Obtaining Consent to Enter by Deception
A delivery service truck pulls to the curb in a residential neighborhood, and a uniformed delivery man walks to the front door of a house. The package that he carries bears the address of the house, but the addressee of the package is not the resident....
Robert Lee Clegg
CRIME Clegg is currently incarcerated for life in Wyoming for the April 1990, death of a teenage female. He has also admitted to a 1988 homicide of another teenage female in Sedona, Arizona. BACKGROUND While on leave from the U.S. Navy, Clegg was...
The Causes of Violence
I have been asked to summarize everything that we really know about the biological, sociological, and psychological causes of violence--in 20 minutes or less. Unfortunately, I think I can do it. But, I warn you in advance what I cannot do-what no one...
Videotaping Interrogations and Confessions
Every aspect of American society feels the impact of video technology. No longer just for documenting baby's first steps, video cameras now play an increasingly important role in the criminal justice system. Law enforcement's use of audio-video technology...