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. 7, July

Community Directories
One challenge that confronts police departments nationwide is how to get valuable information out to the citizens they serve. Police administrators also seek ways to increase the likelihood that these citizens will keep the information throughout...
Interpersonal Communication: Improving Law Enforcement's Image
An officer pulls over a vehicle for running a red light. While approaching the driver, the officer automatically rests a hand on the butt of a holstered pistol. Then, leaning down and glaring at the motorist through the open window, the officer sarcastically...
Lies, Promises, or Threats: The Voluntariness of Confessions
A confession is probably the most probative and damaging evidence that can be admitted against a defendant. To be admissible, due process mandates that, as a threshold requirement, a confession be voluntary and the product of an essentially free and...
Policing Mass Transit: The SEPTA System
Mass transportation continues to grow in the United States. Many cities are constructing, expanding, or rebuilding transit system infrastructures, and this tend to revitalize urban areas should continue. In addition, more stringent Federal air pollution...
Teenage Drinking in Rural America
Emergency dispatchers receive a call from a citizen who states that she heard gunshots and now sees a body lying in the street. The citizen further advises that she can see an armed man in the house across the street. While still on the phone, she...
The Legislative Process: Law Enforcement's Role
Lawmakers at all levels of government introduce and pass legislation that significantly impacts on law enforcement operations. At times, these well-meaning politicians fail to realize the residual effects of their actions. As a result, legislation...
The NIJ's National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Wondering what police chiefs ranked as their number one criminal justice need? Or how the State of Ohio finances prisons? Perhaps you need a copy of an out-of-print Government publication. If so, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)...
Toward a New Intolerance of Crime and Violence
Fearing crime, or becoming one of its victims, is to lose a fair measure of freedom in a democratic society. And, my premise is that we have gotten far too accustomed to, and accepting of, crime and violence. The public and law enforcement alike...