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Final Report: Study of Virginia’s Juvenile Justice System

Categories: Crime/Justice,Virginia Issues,Youth$file/HD12.pdf

Final report includes consideration of the severity of offenses committed by juveniles in Virginia, the effects on the learning environment when juvenile offenders are returned to public schools, effective methods for rehabilitating juveniles, as well as recidivism, access to and quality of legal representation, and accountability in the court system. From the Virginia State Crime Commission as House Document #12 of the Virginia General Assembly

The Protection of Children in England: Action Plan

Categories: Children,Great Britain

The response of the government of the United Kingdom to a March 12 report, The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report. Creates a new position, the Chief Adviser on the Safety of Children, and a new government office, the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit, to improve child support services at the local level. From the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

State Fact Sheets: Virginia

Offers statistics on population, income, education, employment, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, and top commodities, exports and exporting counties. Updated to May 2009. From the Economic Research Service.

Measures of Labor Underutilization from the Current Population Survey

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines the official unemployment indicator and a range of alternative ways to measure labor underutilization introduced in the mid 1990s. Concludes that while the five alternative measures to the official unemployment rate represent varying views of labor resource underutilization, they show very similar patterns of change across the course of the business cycle. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Among Adults 20 Years of Age and Over …

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Full title = Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Among Adults 20 Years of Age and Over By Sex, Age, Race and Ethnicity, and Body Mass Index: United States, 2003-2006. Metabolic Syndrome represents a collection of risk factors that increase the possibility of developing cardiovascular disease. The study found that 34% of adults in a sample of 3,423 adults met the criteria for metabolic syndrome. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Tactics in Counterinsurgency

Categories: Defense/Military

Army field manual which establishes doctrine for tactical counterinsurgency operations at the company, battalion, and brigade level. From the Defense Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.