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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Hate Crime Statistics

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

Reports on over 5,000 hate crime incidents affecting 6,700 victims. Provides information about the offenses, victims, and offenders. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Police Use of Nonfatal Force, 2002-2011

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

Presents statistics on the threat or use of nonfatal force by police against white, black, and Hispanic residents during police contact. Describes characteristics of the contact, type of force threatened or used, and the perceptions that the force used was excessive or proper. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume E-16: Documents on Chile, 1969-1973

Categories: Chile,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

Serves as an online only supplement to Volume 21: Chile, 1969-1973. Covers the time period of the election of Salvador Allende, the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet, and the actions and attitudes of the U.S. government toward these regimes. Includes a selection of presidential tape recordings. From the State Department


Birthright Citizenship and Children Born in the United States to Alien Parents: An Overview of the Legal Debate

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Traces the historical development of the concept of citizenship by birth in the U.S., litigation involving the citizenship clause over the years, and the two modern competing interpretations of the Citizenship Clause. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Police Use of Force: Rules, Remedies, and Reforms

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Examines the question of what are the proper limits of the use of force by police officers. Covers the rules governing use of force, remedies for use of force, and recent legislative proposals for reform. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


International Religious Freedom Report for 2014

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Religion/Ethics

Features reports on almost 200 countries and territories with main attention given to violations of religious freedom by nonstate actors such as ISIL. From the State Department


Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2014

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

Provides a historical record of key legal developments involving U.S. foreign policy during 2014.  From the State Department


Glossip v. Gross

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

5 to 4 Supreme Court decision that rejected a challenge to the death penalty brought by death-row inmates in Oklahoma.  The inmates alleged that the use of a sedative called midazolam led to violations of the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


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