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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear?

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Privacy

ttp://www.hgc.gov.uk/UploadDocs/DocPub/Document/Nothing%20to%20hide,%20nothing%20to%20fear%20-%20online%20version.pdf

Subtitled: Balancing Individual Rights and the Public Interest in the Governance and Use of the National DNA Database. Great Britain has the largest forensic DNA database in the world in proportion to the size of its population, but Parliament has never debated the establishment of the database. This report contains conclusions about how a proper basis and governance structure for the DNA database should be developed. From the Human Genetics Commission.

Motorcoach Safety Action Plan

Categories: Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/DOT/NHTSA/reports/HS811177.pdf

Lays out plan for improving safety of bus equipment, passenger protection, and driver performance. Aims for improvement over average of 19 motorcoach occupant fatalities per year over past ten years. From the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Highlights of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook

Categories: Children,Environment

http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/eimscomm.getfile?p_download_id=492745

This highlights document was developed to provide a brief overview of the contents of the Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook and to broaden access to its exposure factor recommendations. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Review and Analysis of OCIE Examinations of Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals

http://www.sec-oig.gov/Reports/AuditsInspections/2009/468.pdf

Reviews the results of a consulting firm’s investigation of critical mistakes and failures by federal oversight officials that allowed the investment firm of Bernard Madoff to run a Ponzi scheme for years. From the Office of the Inspector General of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

State of World Population 2009

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Population/Census,Statistics,United Nations,Women

http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2009/en/pdf/EN_SOWP09.pdf

Subtitled: Facing a Changing World: Women, Population, and Climate. Explores the relationship between population dynamics and climate change. From the United Nations Population Fund.

2008 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2008/index.html

Provides information about bias-motivated crimes by state and local area. Covers crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity. Reports nearly 8,000 hate crime incidents involving more than 9100 offenses. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

World Trade Organization Annual Report 2009

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,United Nations

http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/anrep_e/anrep09_e.pdf

Describes the organization and mission of the World Trade Organization and offers a detailed look at trade negotiations and how dispute settlements are reached. From the World Trade Organization.

2009 AIDS Epidemic Update

Categories: Health/Medical,United Nations

http://data.unaids.org/pub/Report/2009/2009_epidemic_update_en.pdf

Offers data and analysis on the AIDS epidemic by continent and focuses on themes and trends. From the Joint United Nations Program on AIDS/HIV and the World Health Organization.

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