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Vol. XXVII, No. 567, 568 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY December 15/31, 2001

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In this issue:

Frozen moments: Images from 2001.
DARE officials yield on the issue of curriculum overhaul.
Reduced funding for policing’s “secret weapon.
Terror attacks prove little deterrent for drug traffic.
USA’s porous borders get a second look.
A regular riot: Troubles aplenty in Cincinnati and elsewhere.
A change in fortunes for a troubled FBI.
800 megahertz seems like an unlucky number.
Facing up to some harsh new surveillance realities.
Racial profiling is more than just a black and white issue.
Policing goes back and forth on college requirements.
Can the thin blue line get much thinner?
How terror attacks added to a shifting gun-control landscape.
The tug of war between police and the media over privacy issues.
Legislating against terror with the 2001 Patriot Act.
People & Places: Some of the personalities who made their mark on 2001.
DNA concerns widen and deepen the gene pool.
Judges and legislatures still wrestle with nuances of the sex-offender issue.
Militias have dwindled, but there’s still plenty of hate out there.
Who’s looking over policing’s shoulders? It seems like just about everybody.
Columbine is history, but school violence persists.
Order in the court: The Justices have their say.
Giant technological leaps sometimes come in small packages.
Justice by the Numbers: A statistical profile of criminal justice in the post-Sept. 11 era.

Frozen moments — images from 2001

People run for their lives along Broadway on Sept. 11, chased by the cloud of dust and smoke from the collapsing World Trade Center.

FBI agents (in black face masks) are helped by firefighters in a decontamination effort at American Media Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla., Oct. 9, after a worker at the publishing company died from exposure to anthrax.
With the Empire State Building, New York’s once and future tallest building, at left, the remains of the World Trade Center continue to billow smoke in the distance. The envelope addressed to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle that brought the anthrax scare inside the Beltway.

U.S. marshals stand guard at Washington’s Reagan National Airport on Oct. 4, as the airport finally reopened after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Seen from hundreds of miles overhead by Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite, smoke and dust obscure the area of lower Manhattan where the 1,350-foot twin towers of the World Trade Center stood just three hours earlier on Sept. 11.

One wall of the Pentagon is a smoking wreck after it was hit by the hijacked
American Airlines Flight 77.