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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Rodriquez v. United States

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Supreme Court/courts

6-3 decision of the Supreme Court that absent reasonable suspicion, prolonged extension of a police traffic stop to allow a dog to sniff for illegal drugs violates the Constitution’s protection against unreasonable seizures.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University


Draft Doha Declaration on Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice into the Wider United Nations Agenda to Address Social and Economic Challenges …

Categories: Crime/Justice,United Nations

Stresses the commitment of member states to implement comprehensive crime prevention and criminal justice strategies to strengthen the link between the rule of law and sustainable development.  Outcome of the 13th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.  From the UN Office on Drugs and Crime


The Impact of Foreclosures on Neighborhood Crime

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness

Examines whether and how elevated foreclosures affect different types of crime in the surrounding area by looking at five cities across the U.S.   From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service


Prosecution, Transfer, and Registration of Serious Juvenile Sex Offenders

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Youth

Presents an overview of the full range of alternative approaches for prosecuting serious sex offenders in juvenile courts in the various states of the U.S.  From the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice


Executive Order Number Forty One (2015): Implementation of “Ban the Box” Hiring Policies in the Commonwealth

Categories: Crime/Justice,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Orders the removal of questions about convictions and criminal history from Virginia state employment applications unless agency positions have been classified as sensitive.  From the Office of the Governor


Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual

Categories: Arab,Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues

The updated manual adds material on self-identified religions in the U.S. and an anti-Arab motivation for hate crimes.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


UN Peacekeeping in the Sahel: Overcoming New Challenges

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

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

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


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