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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting: Gun Checks and Terrorist Watchlists

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/IN10509.pdf

Offers factual information about versions of the federal watchlist, including the Known and Appropriately Suspected Terrorist File (KST) and the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).  Also covers post-shooting legislative proposals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Sheriff’s Office Personnel, 1993-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sop9313.pdf

Presents statistics on persons employed by sheriffs’ offices and employment trends from 1993.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

The Islamic State’s Acolytes and the Challenges They Pose to U.S. Law Enforcement

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44521.pdf

Describes the various types of jihadists who pose threats to the U.S. and the approaches taken by U.S. law enforcement authorities to deal with these threats, including watch-listing, screening, and investigating. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Mass Shootings and Terrorism: CRS Products

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44520.pdf

In the wake of the Orlando mass murders, this report provides a list of studies from the Congressional Research Service related to mass murder with firearms, firearms regulation, domestic terrorism, and hate crime.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/12/president-obama-tragic-shooting-orlando

Contains excerpts and full statement of the president on the shooting massacre in Orlando.  From the White House

 

Crime in Virginia 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1752016/$file/RD175.pdf

Annual collection of crime statistics for the state.  Covers number and type of offenses, value of property loss, arrest data, law enforcement officers killed and assaulted, and more.  From the Department of State Police

 

Williams v. Pennsylvania

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-5040

5-3 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that a Pennsylvania justice’s refusal to recuse himself from an appeal related to a murder case in which he had been the prosecuting attorney years before violates the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Children and Armed Conflict: Report of the Secretary General

Categories: Afghanistan,Children,Crime/Justice,Iraq,Sex Issues,Sudan,Syria,Terrorism,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=s/2016/360&referer=/english/&Lang=E

Annual report on the impact of war on children.  Annexes to the report which covers 2015 include information about parties that recruit and use children as warriors, sexual violence against children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the abduction of children.  From the United Nations Security Council

 

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