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FTC Warns of Secret-Shopping Scam

aarp.org William E. Gibson 2 minutes The Federal Trade Commission is warning that an old scam involving fraudulent checks and shopping has again reared its head. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers to watch out for the resurgence … Continue reading

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CWEB Fundraising

The Dallas Crime Watch Executive Board (CWEB) is asking for your help in making Dallas a safer city.  Your participation will help thousands of residents through crime watch programs which will provide safer neighborhoods and significant positive public relations for … Continue reading

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Scammers Stealing IDs for Social Security Benefits

Kenneth Terrell 4 minutes iStock Identify thieves might be sending you false information through the mail. Ruth Eckenstein was surprised to get the letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA), given that she wasn’t receiving her benefits yet. But when … Continue reading

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Does the US have slums?

exclusive.multibriefs.com Lucy Wallwork It has long been a policy goal of developed countries to become “slum-free.” In fact, the town-planning movement in the U.K. was born out of the desire to combat the severe public health problems caused by the … Continue reading

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THE CRIME TRIANGLE

The crime triangle provides a way of thinking about recurring problems of crime. It takes a victim, a suspect, and an opportunity (location) for a crime to occur.  Removing any the three will result in crime deterrence. Thus, effective problem-solving … Continue reading

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Community development that fights crime

Community development that fights crime Elizabeth Duffrin A successful crime requires, at minimum, three things: an offender, a victim and a suitable location. Julia Ryan explains the crime triangle at the Staying Safe workshop at Getting It Done II. Residents … Continue reading

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“Leadership for the line officer”

Keith Funderburk 3-4 minutes What has happened to the leadership in law enforcement? I hear this question from officers around the nation in a consistent fashion. This is a theme that demands an answer. We cannot condemn all departments across … Continue reading

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