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Five Major Banks Agree to Parent-Level Guilty Pleas

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals

Press release on guilty pleas to felony charges by five large banks for illegally manipulating interest and exchange rates.  From the Justice Department


Public School Safety and Discipline: 2013-14: First Look

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Statistics

Annual report on safety and discipline plans and practices, safety and discipline training for teachers and aides, security personnel, frequency of specific discipline problems, and number of incidents of particular problems.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Local Police Departments, 2013: Personnel, Policies, and Practices

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics

Examines trends in the composition of local police officers by sex, race, and ethnicity.  Also covers the use of community policing strategies, specialized units, and task forces to address crime problems. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Police Reform and Accountability Accomplishments

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Urban Issues

Lists accomplishments related to police reform by the Justice Department during the Obama Administration.  Cites 22 investigations and the enforcement of 16 agreements including 10 consent decrees.  From the Justice Department


Justice Department Opens Pattern or Practice Investigation into the Baltimore Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

Press release announcing Attorney General Lynch’s decision to investigate the Baltimore Police Department’s use of force and its stops, searches and arrests to determine whether there is a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.   From the Justice Department


Snapshot Review of Sexual Assault Report Files at the Four Largest U.S. Military Bases in 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Headlines,Sex Issues,Women

Alleges that sexual assault cases have been under-reported by the Defense Department, particularly in excluding cases involving civilian spouses of military members and civilian women living near military bases.  One of the four bases covered in the investigation was Naval Station Norfolk.  From the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand


Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results from the 2013 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

Tables show the extent to which students with different personal characteristics report bullying and cyber-bullying. Also covers presence of gangs, guns, drugs, and alcohol at school and school security measures.   From the National Center for Education Statistics


SAPRO Reports

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

Includes the annual report on sexual assault in the military plus links to 8 appendices covering statistical data on sexual assaults, male victims of sexual assault, and metrics on sexual assault.  From the Defense Department


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