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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Human Rights Report, 1 November – 31 December 2006

Categories: Births/Deaths,Civil/Human Rights,Iraq,United Nations

http://www.uniraq.org/FileLib/misc/HR%20Report%20Nov%20Dec%202006%20EN.pdf

Widely discussed report which contains an estimate that 34,000 civilians in Iraq have been killed and 36,000 wounded during 2006. Also discusses the human rights performances of the Iraqi legal institutions, security forces, and the Multi-National Security Force. From the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq

Digital Evidence in the Courtroom: A Guide for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

Categories: Crime/Justice,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/211314.htm

Covers legal requirements for the handling of digital evidence, guidelines for successful prosecution, and a case study of using digital evidence to prosecute a child pornography case. From the National Institute of Justice

Tobacco Yearbook Report

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/TBS-yearbook/TBS-yearbook-01-12-2007.pdf

Data on tobacco crop acreage and output. Also contains details on production, consumption and export of cigarettes and cigars. From the Economic Research Service

Iraq, Women’s Empowerment, and Public Policy

Categories: Iraq,Middle East Conflict,Women

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=748

Examines some of the issues relating to women in the stabilization and reconstruction of Iraq, including family law, educational and employment opportunities, and the changing status of women throughout the middle east. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

The New Way Forward in Iraq

Categories: Iraq

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/78675.pdf

Two page factsheet on the president’s new Iraq strategy. From the State Department.

Science and Engineering Degrees by Race/Ethnicity of Recipients: 1995-2004

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf07308/pdf/nsf07308.pdf

Data on science and engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded to African-American and Hispanic men and women by U.S. institutions of higher education in the fields of science, engineering, and health sciences for the stated period. From the National Science Foundation.