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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Appointment of Special Counsel

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

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


Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election

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

Text of the order that created the appointment of Robert Mueller, former FBI head, as the Special Counsel to investigate “any links and /or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.  From the Justice Department


Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Latest annual report on crime occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, use of drugs and alcohol, and security staffing.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Police Vehicle Pursuits, 2012-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Provides details on an estimated 68,000 vehicle pursuits including pursuit policies, the number of fatalities related to pursuits, and the characteristics of pursuits in selected agencies.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Capital Punishment, 2014-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Provides information on persons under sentence of death, including summary trends, admissions and releases from death row,       and the number of people executed.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Police Response to Domestic Violence, 2006-2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Covers 10 years’ worth of domestic violence calls, the police response, the prevalence of related charges, and criminal complaints signed against the offender.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics



Declined Detainer Outcome Reports

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

Weekly reports of non-federal jurisdictions that do not honor detainers issued by federal immigration authorities (so-called sanctuary cities) with information about the individual’s citizenship, detainer issued and declined dates, and criminal activity.  Temporarily suspended in mid-April 2017 “to refine reporting methodologies.”  See archived reports tab for previous reports.  From U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Federal Justice Statistics, 2014– Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

More than 30 tables on workloads and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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