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Earl Gregg Swem Library

William J. Howell et al v. Terence McAuliffe et al.

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

4-3 ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court that Governor McAuliffe exceeded his constitutional authority in restoring civil rights to convicted felons who had served their time.  At issue was whether the governor had the power to restore rights prior to the fall election to all those meeting the requirements en masse or had to individually review and approve each individual case. From the Supreme Court of Virginia


State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

With controversies surrounding recent police actions, this report provides information about the basic training programs for law enforcement personnel.  Includes training methods, subject areas, hours of instruction, demographics of students, completion rates, and reasons for failure.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,European Union,Statistics,Terrorism

Latest annual report which provides a review of the failed, foiled, and successful terrorist attacks that took place within the European Union during 2015.  Includes chapters on Jihadist, ethno-nationalist and separatist, left-wing and anarchist, and right-wing terrorism, statistical annexes, and a section on new legislation aimed at terrorism prevention in EU countries.  From Europol


Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations, 2004-13

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimizations perceived by the victim to be committed by adolescents ages 12 to 17 during 2004-13.  Includes the type of crime, weapon use, victim injury, and whether reported to police.     From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


PREA Data Collection Activities, 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

Describes methods used and results obtained from information gathering activities related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.  Most 2016 activities related to juvenile correctional facilities.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Recidivism of Offenders Placed on Federal Community Supervision in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Examines characteristics and recidivism patterns of persons released from community supervision after federal or non-federal incarceration.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

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Facility-Level and Individual-Level Correlates of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities, 2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

Examines characteristics of correctional facilities for youth that relate to sexual victimization and youth characteristics that can predict sexual victimization.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Gun Control: Analyzing Available Data Could Help Improve Background Checks Involving Domestic Violence Records

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family 

Describes the extent to which states identify domestic violence records that would prohibit an individual from obtaining a firearm and evaluates the quickness of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in preventing firearm transfers to such individuals.  From the Government Accountability Office


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