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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Joint Declaration on Combating Campus Sexual Violence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Virginia Issues

http://www.ag.virginia.gov/Media%20and%20News%20Releases/News_Releases/Herring/Joint%20Dec.pdf

Text of the pledge signed by all Virginia college presidents, the governor, and the attorney general as the state launches a comprehensive effort to address sexual assault on campuses.  From the Governor’s Office

 

Alternative Currencies

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Taxes

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-475.pdf

Outlines the different types and aims of these currencies, describes how alternative currencies are being used, and includes regulatory and policy challenges regarding consumer protection, financial crime and taxation and benefits.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Violent Victimization in New and Established Hispanic Areas, 2007-2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/vvneha0710.pdf

Examines violent crime victimization among blacks, whites, and Hispanics in four types of Hispanic areas based on size and growth patterns of Hispanic population.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Juvenile Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43677.pdf

Discusses differences in federal and state approaches to crimes related to sex trafficking of juveniles and policy options which could improve the treatment of victims. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children

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

http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2014/Over_Un_Ali_Chil.pdf

Reports on the results of unannounced site visits to check on conditions at detention centers for unaccompanied alien children.   From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Jails in Indian Country 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/jic13.pdf

Provides information about jails in Native American territories including number of facilities, number of inmates, types of offenses, and average length of stays.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, Quarterly Report to Congress, July 31, 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

http://www.sigtarp.gov/Quarterly%20Reports/July_30_2014_Report_to_Congress.pdf

 

One of a series of reports on the TARP effort, this one discusses convictions achieved and lessons learned to protect taxpayers in the future.  From the Special Inspector General

 

The Nation’s Two Measures of Homicide

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

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

Describes the two systems used to track homicides in the U.S.  Though both provide information on the nature, trends, and patterns of homicides in the U.S., they are designed for distinct purposes and collect different types of information.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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