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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Criminal Victimization 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

Presents national rates and levels of criminal victimization in 2015 and change from 2014.  Includes characteristics of crimes and victims and consequences of the crime.  Also covers domestic violence and use of weapons.  From  the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Collaborative Reform Initiative: An Assessment of the San Francisco Police Department

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

Negative review of the San Francisco PD following several controversial shootings.  Finds more than 90 operational deficiencies and offers 270 recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services of the U.S. Department of Justice


Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Labor/Employment

Examines promising practices and continuing barriers in recruitment, hiring, and retention for advancing diversity in law enforcement.  Aims to assist law enforcement agencies, especially smaller police departments in promoting diversity in their workforces.  Includes case studies of six communities.  From the Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment

Interactive site which allows user to select country or commodity good to check on exploitation of children or of forced labor.  Covers 139 goods and 76 countries.  From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the Department of Labor


2015 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Treaties

Describes the efforts of 137 countries and territories to meet commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.  Includes definitions of working children, ILO Conventions related to child labor, regional analyses, and individual country profiles.  From the U.S. Department of Labor


Global Implications of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Categories: Climate Change,Crime/Justice,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Natural Resources,Treaties

Defines the nature of illegal and unregulated fishing, describes the threat to legitimate fishing and ocean health posed by such activities, and prospects for alleviation of the problem through such actions as the Port State Measures Agreement that came into force in June 2016.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence


Crime in the United States 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

Latest annual U.S. crime statistics which show a 3.9% increase in violent crime and a 2.6% decrease in property crime compared to 2014.  The violent crime total was 16.5% below the level of ten years earlier.  Also reports on losses related to property crimes, firearms used in murders and robberies, and human trafficking offenses.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Presidential Determination: Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2017

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking

Designates countries involved with drug trafficking or drug producing regardless of the efforts made by the government to curtail such activity.  Also covers challenges represented by heroin use, opium poppy cultivation, and cocaine/coca cultivation.  From the White House


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