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Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2015, Statistical Tables

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

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd0915st.pdf

Presents estimates of nonfatal violent crime directed against persons aged 12 or older with disabilities.  Includes type of disability, victim-offender characteristics, time of crime, and use of victim services.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0415.pdf

Covers the perceived motive for the hate crime, evidence that the crime was motivated by bias, demographic characteristics of victims and offenders, and crimes reported and not reported to police.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Drug Use, Dependence, and Abuse Among State Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2007-2009

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/dudaspji0709.pdf

In 2007-09, 63% of sentenced jail inmates met the DSM-IV criteria for drug abuse/dependence.  This report examines patterns of past drug use by characteristics of offender, offense type, and time period.  Also includes information about participation in drug treatment programs.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Indicators of Mental Health Problems Reported by Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/imhprpji1112.pdf

Presents estimates of the extent of mental health problems among state and federal prisoners and local jail inmates.  Examines the prevalence of serious psychological distress by time periods, demographic characteristics, criminal justice history, and current offenses.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2017/index.htm

Annual report on human slavery including sex trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.  Includes individual country narratives on U.S. perspectives of their success in stopping such offenses.  From the State Department

 

Ziglar v. Abbasi

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1358

4-2 Supreme Court decision that high U.S. officials can’t be held liable for alleged unconstitutional treatment of individuals detained after the 9/11 attacks.   Hundreds of illegal aliens were detained in the aftermath of the attacks.  The former Attorney General, FBI Director, and INS Commissioner were named as defendants.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Political Violence Against Americans 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Statistics,Terrorism

https://www.state.gov/m/ds/rls/rpt/270940.htm

Lists incidents of terrorism and political violence directed against Americans over the past year.  This edition reports on a total of 67 incidents.  From the State Department

 

Appointment of Special Counsel

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/appointment-special-counsel

Press release announcing the appointment of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein because “the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”  From the Justice Department

 

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