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Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Provides analysis and statistics on rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault committed by intimate partners, immediate family members, or other relatives.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Bureau of Prisons (BOP): Operations and Budget

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Statistics

Describes the operation, security levels, and overcrowding of the federal prison system. Includes annual cost figures for 1980-2010.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Special Feature: Youth Violence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

Brings together a series of links to recent information related to youth crime statistics and trends.  From the Office of Justice Programs and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service


Global Study on Homicide 2013: Trends, Contexts, Data

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics,United Nations

Aims to improve understanding of criminal violence by providing information on where it occurs, who is most at risk, and how their lives are taken.  Reports that 437,000 persons were killed in 2012 with the largest number (36%) occurring in the Americas.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


Human Rights and Democracy: The 2013 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Sex Issues

The British human rights report.  Describes British efforts to defend human rights and promote democracy around the world.  Includes sections on human rights situation in 28 countries of concern and preventing sexual violence initiative.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Command Paper Cm 8842.


A “Kill Chain” Analysis of the 2013 Target Data Breach

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Telecommunications/Internet


Presents an explanation of how the Target breach of security occurred and how Target missed a number of opportunities to stop the attackers and prevent the massive theft of personal and financial information of 110 million Target customers.  From the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


The Road to Boston: Counterterrorism Challenges and Lessons from the Marathon Bombings

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Russia,Terrorism

Examines Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s personal history and interaction with federal agencies and the missed opportunities that might have prevented the Boston attack.  Offers seven recommendations to strengthen counterterrorism efforts which echo recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission after the Al Qaeda attacks.  From the Majority Staff of the House Homeland Security Committee.


United States v. Castleman

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Supreme Court/courts

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that affirmed the ban against possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a crime of domestic violence.  At issue was whether the crime of domestic violence involved the use of physical force.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute


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