Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Urge to Remember: The Role of Memorials in Social Reconstruction and Transitional Justice

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice

Looks at the reasons behind and results of the effort to memorialize persons or events in societies emerging from a period of conflict. Also looks at the problems imposed on outside organizations that are asked to protect places or document collections. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Bangladesh at the Crossroads

Categories: Bangladesh,Religion/Ethics

Examines the chaos within the two party system as Bangladesh approaches the January 2007 elections and the threat posed by growing Islamist militancy. From the U.S. Institute of Peace

Iraq’s New Political Map

Categories: Iraq

Analyzes the characteristics of the new political leaders who came to power in Iraq in the 2005 election and the 2006 formation of the new government. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Background Information and Statistics: California’s Citrus Industry

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics

Provides background data on production, value, and consumption of the orange and lemon crops in California in recent years, prior to the current freeze losses. Also provides more limited information on grapefruit and tangerine industries. From the Economic Research Service.

Wireless Substitution: Preliminary Data from the January-June 2006 NHIS

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Telecommunications/Internet

Reports that the number of homes with only wireless telephones continues to increase. One out of eight American homes did not have a landline phone in the first half of 2006 and 84% of these homes had at least one working wireless phone. From the National Health Interview Survey of the National Center for Health Statistics.

Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics 2004

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Latest annual report which describes characteristics of persons processed and case processing outcomes in the federal criminal justice system. Covers convictions, acquittals, sentences, appeals, and correctional populations. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Public School Principals Report on Their School Facilities: Fall 2005

Categories: Education,Statistics

Reports on overcrowding and other school facilities factors including use of portable or temporary buildings, and the availability of special facilities or dedicated rooms for special subjects. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Medical Causes of Death in State Prisons, 2001-2004

Categories: Crime/Justice,Health/Medical

Describes the specific medical conditions causing deaths in state prisons, characteristics of those who are dying, and the length of time served in prison. Shows that prisoners have longer life spans than comparable demographic groups not in prison. Also presents state by state mortality rates for the leading causes of illness deaths for prisoners. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.