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The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article discussing the rise in arrest records in the U.S. From the opening paragraphs: America has a rap sheet. Over the past 20 years, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests, the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates. As a result, the FBI currently has 77.7 million individuals on file in its master criminal database - or nearly one out of every three American adults. The full article is available here .
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For the third straight year, the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section will host a one and a half day conference that will feature topflight legal practitioners from across the globe tackling such topics as corporate espionage and cybercrimes, international money laundering and sanctions, cross-border evidentiary concerns, whistleblowers, deferred prosecution agreements and international internal investigations. Special focus will be paid to fraud and bribery cases from the perspective of top prosecutors from various countries. The conference will occur on October 13-14, 2014 in London, UK. This year's featured speaker at the Monday luncheon will be Michael J. Garcia. Mr. Garcia is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York City and serves as the Independent Chair of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, he served as the Senate-confirmed United States Attorney for the Southern District of New