The history of crime in American has proven that criminals are often the first to seize upon opportunities presented by new technologies and use them for nefarious purposes. It has also demonstrated that law enforcement groups are quick to respond and use high-tech tools to defend the public safety. This is more true than ever, now, when virus alerts arrive in e-mail in-boxes on a regular basis and sophisticated surveillance systems scan every face in a crowd of thousands at football games to weed out suspected criminals. The Encyclopedia of High-Tech Crime and Crime-fighting is the first comprehensive survey of how the underworld takes advantage of new tools and techniques and how authorities can fight back, prevent crime, and capture criminals. In more than 420 entries, the author provides clear, extensive coverage of everything from DNA and medical evidence to computer virus attacks, from blood spatter analysis to explosive detection devices. Many of these topics have become all the more relevant in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Topics covered in this unprecedented look at the hottest emerging field in law enforcement include: Acme Rent-A-Car, illegal use of GPS Airport security Bank security cell Chemical and biological weapons Computer fraud and sabotage/hacking Computer viruses Cryptology Cyberangels DNA and other medical evidence Electromagnetic pulse "blackout bombs" Forensic anthropology identification devices Identity theft Luminol testing Non-lethal weapons Nuclear emergency search teamPhone cloning and fraud Police equipment Psychological profiling Satellite surveillance School security Software, video, and satellite piracy Synthetic narcotics and designer drugs Telephone fraud Toxicology Traditional crime and high-tech tools. Excerpted from The Encyclopedia of High-Tech Crime and Crime-Fighting by Michael Newton All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.