Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Prisoners in 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p13.pdf

Provides statistics on the number of prisoners held in various types of correctional institutions, trends in incarceration, demographic characteristics of prisoners, admissions and releases, and more.   Many of the statistics are at the state level.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.ovc.gov/pubs/FederalHumanTraffickingStrategicPlan.pdf

The 5 year federal plan for aiding victims of human trafficking.  From the Department of Justice and other federal agencies

 

Reducing Gun Crime in Virginia: Trends and the Need for Clear Thinking in Public Policy

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202014%20Vol.%2090%20No%207.pdf

Discusses Virginia’s much-criticized gun laws and then examines how Virginia firearm sales may be related to or affected by crime, high profile events of gun crime, the implementation of gun policies, and public perceptions.  Calls for background checks for anyone buying a gun from an unlicensed private seller.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Asylum and Gang Violence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43716.pdf

 

Assesses the legal meaning of the term “refugee” as it applies to unaccompanied children arriving at the southwestern U.S. border who say they are fleeing persecution and gang violence in their home country.  Also considers how the plight of these children compares to the legal wording in the Immigration and Nationality Act.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6308a1.htm

Describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence, racial/ethnic variations in prevalence, how types of perpetrators vary by violence type, and the age at which victimization typically begins.  Also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of intimate partner violence.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

The “1033 Program,” Department of Defense Support to Law Enforcement

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43701.pdf

Describes the background of the 1033 Program, by which the Department of Defense transferred surplus equipment to local law enforcement agencies for counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities, and congressional reporting requirements. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Take Further Actions to Prevent Sexual Assault During Initial Military Training

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665632.pdf

Reports on efforts by the Air Force to implement 46 recommendations intended to prevent sexual assaults during basic training. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,United Nations

http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_74866.html

Programs and case studies which show how to reduce the prevalence and impact of violence

against children.  A companion to Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children.  From UNICEF

 

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