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UN Peacekeeping in the Sahel: Overcoming New Challenges

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Terrorism,United Nations

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR365-UN-Peacekeeping-in-the-Sahel-Overcoming-new-Challenges.pdf

Looks at the growing relevance to U.S. foreign policy and national security interests of UN peacekeeping in areas threatened by transnational terrorism and organized crime.  Calls for increased U.S. support.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Annual Report of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Justice Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program FY2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://oig.hhs.gov/publications/docs/hcfac/FY2014-hcfac.pdf

Reports on sums won by the government in health care fraud judgments and settlements ($2.3 billion) and the number of enforcement actions undertaken.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services

 

The FBI: Protecting the Homeland in the 21st Century

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

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/protecting-the-homeland-in-the-21st-century

Credits the FBI for improving information sharing about terrorist threats with other federal agencies but finds it still faces significant challenges to improve its intelligence capabilities.  Report of a congressionally-established commission to review FBI’s implementation of recommendations by 9/11 Commission.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/nr2014/downloads/NR2014.pdf

4th edition of a report on juvenile crime, victimization, and the juvenile justice system.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2015/index.htm

Volume 1 covers Drug and Chemical Control, while Volume 2 covers Money Laundering and Financial Crimes.  From the State Department

Judicial Business of the United States Courts: 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.uscourts.gov/Statistics/JudicialBusiness/2014.aspx

Presents data and statistics on the work of the federal judiciary for the fiscal year ending September 2014.  Covers appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the probation and pretrial services system, and other components of the federal judiciary.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

 

Arrest-Related Deaths Program: Data Quality Profile

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

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

An annual national census of persons who die either during the process of arrest or while in custody.  This report gives an overview of the ARD program, describes the data collection methods, and assesses the quality of the data in cases involving law enforcement homicides.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Department of Justice Report Regarding the Criminal Investigation into the Shooting Death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson

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

http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/doj_report_on_shooting_of_michael_brown_1.pdf

Announces that the evidence does not support bringing federal civil rights charges against Officer Wilson.  Presents the evidence from witness statements, the autopsies, blood, and ballistics and explains the relevant law. From the Justice Department

 

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