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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Presents the U.S. Intelligence Community’s 2016 assessment of threats to U.S. national security. Covers regional and global threats, including cyber and technology, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, outer space, transnational organized crime, economics, and natural resources. From the Director of National Intelligence.


Hall of Justice

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Features access to nearly 10,000 datasets and research documents relating to criminal justice at the federal and state governments. Includes government as well as academic data. From the Sunlight Foundation.


Campus Climate Survey Validation Study: Final Technical Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

Presents the results of a nine-school pilot test conducted to develop a campus climate survey that collects school-level data on sexual victimization of undergraduate students. Describes the development of the survey instrument and estimates for each school of the prevalence of sexual assault, rape, and battery. Also covers relationship between campus climate and rates of sexual victimization. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, 2007-12: Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

Presents counts of allegations and substantiated incidents of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported by juvenile correctional authorities from 2007 to 2012. See also: Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2007-12. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2007-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

Presents national estimates of various forms of sexual victimization including staff misconduct in state and local juvenile correctional facilities. Includes characteristics of victims and perpetrators, nature of injuries, and sanctions imposed. See also: Survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, 2007-12: Statistical Tables. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


U.S. Department of Justice Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing: Final Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Youth

Results of the federal investigation into the use of solitary confinement, a.k.a restrictive housing in state and federal prisons with recommendations and guiding principles for reducing its frequency of use and implementing progressive alternatives. From the Justice Department


United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Categories: Crime/Justice,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation!OpenDocument

Press release on the law suit initiated by the Justice Department on behalf of the EPA against Volkswagen and affiliated car manufacturers. Discusses in plain language the case against VW. From the Environmental Protection Agency


United States v. Volkswagen AG, Audi, etc.

Categories: Crime/Justice,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

Civil complaint filed by the U.S. against Volkswagen for using illegal devices to cheat on emissions tests and violate the Clean Air Act. The suit seeks injunctive relief and the assessment of civil penalties. From the Justice Department


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