Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Correctional Populations in the United States, 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Statistics on persons under supervision of the U.S. correctional system including those incarcerated in local, state, or federal institutions and those in the community on probation and parole. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Probation and Parole in the United States, 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Covers the numbers under probation or parole, trends, and the demographic characteristics of those in the system.  Provides much detail at the state level.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for the 2015-16 School Year

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Education,Science/Technology,Statistics

Biennial release of data on civil rights issues in U.S. public schools.  Includes press release on availability of data, issue brief on school climate and safety issues, and data on student access to STEM courses.  Also includes data criminal offenses in public schools.  From the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education


“Gavel-to-Gavel”: The Watergate Scandal and Public Television

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Govt/Business Scandals,History

An online exhibit which includes the evening rebroadcasts of the Watergate hearings by public television, a cast of characters identifying the main figures, as well as the impeachment hearings which followed.  From the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, the Library of Congress and WGBH.


A Report of Investigation of Certain Allegations Relating to Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Secrecy,Religion/Ethics

The report on the accuracy of statements made by McCabe to a Wall Street Journal reporter involving the disclosure of law enforcement sensitive information.  Concludes that some of McCabe’s disclosures to the press were in violation of the department’s media policy.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice



Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2017

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Covers 23 indicators such as violent deaths, bullying, weapons, fights, victimization, presence of security officers, school conditions, discipline and use of alcohol/drugs by students.  Covers nearly 750,000 reported victimizations.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications: Highlights of a Forum

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Transportation

Participants from industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations considered the potential implications of AI developments in four areas: cybersecurity, automated vehicles, criminal justice, and financial services.  From the Government Accountability Office


Repetition and Power Imbalance in Bullying Victimization at School

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics,Youth

Brief report on bullying in U.S. schools.  20.8% of students reported being bullied at school.  Describes the types of bullying experienced by students and its effect upon their school work, relationships, physical health, and feelings about themselves. From the National Center for Education Statistics


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