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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Investigation of the Chicago Police Department

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/925846/download

Full text of the 161 page document.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois

 

Justice Department Announces Findings of Investigation into Chicago Police Department

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-findings-investigation-chicago-police-department

Following a year-long investigation, the report accused the police department of engaging in a pattern of using excessive force, including deadly force, which it blames on deficiencies in training and accountability.  Includes a summary of the report with links to findings, a fact sheet, and the text of the agreement in principle between Chicago and the federal authorities.  From the Justice Department

 

Congressional Statistics, 2015 Expanded Edition

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2015ee/index.html

Presents statistics on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, including the number of recipients and the amount of total monthly payments in the nation, each state, and each congressional district.  From the Social Security Administration

 

SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2015

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Mental Health,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2015/ssi_asr15.pdf

Provides a statistical summary of the Supplemental Security Income Program including the number of recipients, average monthly payment, total payments for the year, and characteristics of recipients.  From the Social Security Administration

 

U.S. Food Commodity Availability by Food Source, 1994-2008

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/err221/err-221.pdf?v=42725

Reviews what Americans eat and where they obtain it for various demographic groups.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Dynamics of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo

Categories: East Europe,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR397-Dynamics-of-Radicalization-and-Violent-Extremism-in-Kosovo.pdf

Looks at the characteristics of parts of Kosovo which have made it a prime recruiting area for fighters in Iraq and Syria.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Responding to Corruption and the Kabul Bank Collapse

Categories: Afghanistan,Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR398-Responding-to-Corruption-and-the-Kabul-Bank-Collapse.pdf

Efforts to resolve the 2010 bank collapse illustrate the problems in combatting corruption in Afghanistan.  This report updates the government’s efforts and provides recommendations for improving the regulatory and judicial climate.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Women in Nonviolent Movements

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR399-Women-in-Nonviolent-Movements.pdf

Examines the influence of gender dynamics on women’s contributions to nonviolent movements, and how women capitalize on these dynamics to create special opportunities for participation and tactical innovation.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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