Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Dark Web

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Govt Secrecy,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

Discusses the darker corners of the deep or unindexed web, what it is used for, how it is accessed, and how law enforcement, the military, and intelligence officials are using it.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Ensuring the Integrity of Medicare Part D

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Discusses the vulnerability of the prescription drug portion of Medicare to fraud and what has been done to mitigate the problem in the 9 years since the benefit was added.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services


United States of America v. Robert F. McDonnell

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

Decision of a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit which affirmed the public corruption conviction of former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell.  McDonnell was convicted and sentenced to a two year prison term.  From Justia


Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Annual report on crimes occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers such topics as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, security staff, drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of safety at school.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment and Technology

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

The percentage of U. S. police departments authorizing the use of Tasers and stun guns increased from 7% in 2000 to 81% in 2013.  This report focuses on trends in the adoption of new types of equipment and technology by police departments.  Also covers car and body-worn cameras.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


From Warriors to Guardians: Recommitting American Police Culture to Democratic Ideals

Categories: Crime/Justice,Democracy/Peace

One in a series of papers resulting from the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety.  Calls for returning police to the role  envisioned by Plato as guardians of democratic society.  From the National Institute of Justice and the Kennedy School at Harvard.


Wiretap Report 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

The number of federal and state wiretaps authorized in 2014 decreased by 1 % from 2013.  This report provides information on the number and nature of federal and state applications for orders authorizing/approving the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts


Crime in Virginia 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD143.pdf

Annual compilation of crime statistics for Virginia.  Includes law enforcement officers killed and assaulted, value of property loss, and arrest data.  From the Virginia State Police


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