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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Drug Enforcement in the United States: History, Policy ,and Trends

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations

Outlines historic changes in U.S. drug enforcement to provide au understanding of why certain laws and policies were implemented and how these changes shaped current drug enforcement policy.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

Discusses the extent of the problem, the two federal laws that have been passed in response to the problem, and recent actions taken by Congress and the Obama administration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Probation and Parole in the United States, 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Reports the number of adults under community supervision—on probation, parole, or other post-prison supervision—and trends over recent years.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


The Trouble with Amicus Facts

Categories: Crime/Justice,Lobbying,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

The paper about how advocacy is infecting “friend of the court” briefs and damaging the impartiality of the judicial process which earned a William and Mary law school professor a guest spot on the Stephen Colbert show.  William and Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-273  From the Social Science Research Network


U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Rule to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

Agency press release about implementation of final regulation relating to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  The rule is based on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and is designed reduce the incidence of sexual violence on college campuses.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2012, Statistical Tables

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Provides the number of deaths in jails and state prisons, the cause of those deaths, characteristics of the deceased, and trends since 2000.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Interactive tool for manipulating data on defendants processed in the federal criminal justice system from arrest through trial to incarceration.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


2014 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

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

Annual report on campus safety and security procedures, crime statistics, sexual misconduct policy/procedures, and fire safety at William and Mary as required by the federal Clery Act  From the Office of Compliance and Policy at the College of William and Mary


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