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Minorities, Personnel Security, and Intelligence Operations: Beyond Morals and the Law — March 5, 1999
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This article advocates the need for programs designed to increase the percentage of ethnic, racial, religious, and other cultural minorities within the operational units of security bureaucracies.

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On the Border of Poligenic Crime — March 5, 1999

This article describes one aspect of the environmental contribution to criminal behavior.

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Weapons Against Weapons: Effecting Gun Control Policy — March 5, 1999

This article critiques a recent editorial in The New Republic that compares lawsuit and lawmaking routes to effecting gun control policy.

IBPP Research Associates

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From the IBPP Research Associates. Canada. Ismael Sambra — March 5, 1999
Ismael Sambra

This articles discusses a declaration - Joint Declaration by the Committee of Cuban Political Ex-Prisoners and Cuba Friends and Cuban Canadian National Foundation Against The Laws That Persecute and Condemn Freedom in Cuba. - provided by Mr. Ismael Sambra, president of the Cuban Canadian National Foundation and Writer in Residence at York University, Ontario, Canada.

Of note: Mr. Sambra published "A Dictator's Errors" in IBPP (Author: Ismael Sambra, Volume 4, Number 25, June 26, 1998.)

Trends

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Trends. Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Aguirre, No. 97-1754: Can Crime Be Nonpolitical? — March 5, 1999
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This articles discusses a recent Supreme Court case revolving around whether foreigners who have committed serious nonpolitical crimes outside the US are ineligible for refugee status regardless of the severity of persecution that would await them at their countries of origin.

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Trends. Tortuous Reasoning on Torture: The Ocalan Case — March 5, 1999
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This article discusses a torture prevention group from the Council of Europe visiting the island of Imrali to inspect the conditions under which the Kurdish rebel leader (murderer and terrorist from a Turkish Government perspective) Abdullah Ocalan is being held.