Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Child Maltreatment 2006

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective service agencies. Includes chapters on how the reports are prepared, the demographic and family circumstances of the child victims, the characteristics of the perpetrators of maltreatment, and the protective services that are available. From the Administration for Children and Families of the Health and Human Services Department.

Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures: 2005

Categories: Environment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Offers statistics on the amount spent by private industry on pollution abatement during 2005. Also includes what the spending covered, spending by state, and by industry sector. Highest anti-pollution spending in Virginia was by paper and chemical manufacturing industries. From the Census Bureau.

NAEP Writing 2007 State Snapshot Reports

Categories: Education,Statistics

Presents a one page report for each state with key findings and trends for the National Assessment of Education Progress writing tests in 2007. From the National Center for Education Statistics

The Nation’s Report Card: Writing 2007

Categories: Education,Statistics

Presents the results of the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress writing assessments administered to a nationally representative sample of 8th and 12th graders at public and private schools. Offers national results and state and urban district results for 8th graders in public schools. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Nonfatal Maltreatment of Infants: United States, October 2005-September 2006

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that 905,000 young children were victims of maltreatment that was substantiated by state and local child protective services agencies. Also provides brief information on characteristics of child victims. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Subprime Outcomes: Risky Mortgages, Homeownership Experiences, and Foreclosures

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation

Calls itself the first rigorous assessment of the homeownership experiences of subprime borrowers. Analyzes homeownership experiences in Massachusetts from 1989-2007. Reports that 20% of subprime mortages end up in foreclosure, a rate 6 times higher than prime mortgages. From the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

2007 Internet Crime Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Crime/Justice,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

The 7th annual compilation of complaints received and referred to the Internet Crime Complaint Center. Covers 206,000 complaints received about Internet fraud and crime, including auction fraud, nondelivery, child pornography, spam and other computer intrusions. 28 page file which requires about 25 minutes to open. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Federalism, State Sovereignty, and the Constitution: Basis and Limits of Congressional Power

Categories: Congress,Federal State Relations,Supreme Court/courts

Discusses the balance between state and federal power in general and reviews how some recent Supreme Court decisions have revised this historical relationship in reinterpreting certain amendments and clauses of the Constitution. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.