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. 62, No. 6, June

Computer Searches and Seizures: Challenges for Investigators
An informant tells a detective preparing an affidavit for a warrant to search a drug trafficker's home that the trafficker is a "computer wiz" who keeps all financial records on a "50 megahertz 486." To trace the drug trafficking proceeds for forfeiture...
Drug Education: Saving America's Youths
As America grapples with the increasing use of drugs among its young people, police leaders throughout the country seek effective solutions to the problem. However, when considering specific programs, these leaders must also consider their impact. They...
Elevator Vandalism Squad
Today, most Americans take elevators for granted. These wonders of the modern age allow architects to design structures that provide ample working and living areas, while making efficient use of limited space in urban centers. However, elevators also...
Eyesight Standards: Correcting Myths
For decades, law enforcement agencies required applicants to satisfy certain eyesight requirements before being considered for employment. Few would challenge the belief that public safety officers need good eyesight. What many do challenge, with some...
Police Violence: Addressing the Issue
A young man lies dead in the street. Kneeling next to him, a woman holds his head and screams "police brutality!" A crowd begins to gather as the woman continues her outcry. The subtle whispers of "brutality" overcome the onlookers, who believe the woman...
The Americans with Disabilities Act
In July 1990, President George Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This milestone legislation, which is intended to end discrimination based upon physical or mental disabilities, presents new challenges to law enforcement...
The Computer: High-Tech Instrument of Crime
The use of computers as criminal instruments or as devices to collect information associated with criminal enterprises increases yearly. Criminals use computers to store data relating to drug deals, money laundering, embezzlement, mail fraud, extortion,...