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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Indicators of Mental Health Problems Reported by Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/imhprpji1112.pdf

Presents estimates of the extent of mental health problems among state and federal prisoners and local jail inmates.  Examines the prevalence of serious psychological distress by time periods, demographic characteristics, criminal justice history, and current offenses.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2017/index.htm

Annual report on human slavery including sex trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.  Includes individual country narratives on U.S. perspectives of their success in stopping such offenses.  From the State Department

 

Ziglar v. Abbasi

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1358

4-2 Supreme Court decision that high U.S. officials can’t be held liable for alleged unconstitutional treatment of individuals detained after the 9/11 attacks.   Hundreds of illegal aliens were detained in the aftermath of the attacks.  The former Attorney General, FBI Director, and INS Commissioner were named as defendants.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Political Violence Against Americans 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Statistics,Terrorism

https://www.state.gov/m/ds/rls/rpt/270940.htm

Lists incidents of terrorism and political violence directed against Americans over the past year.  This edition reports on a total of 67 incidents.  From the State Department

 

Appointment of Special Counsel

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/appointment-special-counsel

Press release announcing the appointment of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein because “the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”  From the Justice Department

 

Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/967231/download

Text of the order that created the appointment of Robert Mueller, former FBI head, as the Special Counsel to investigate “any links and /or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.  From the Justice Department

 

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

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

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017064.pdf

Latest annual report on crime occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, use of drugs and alcohol, and security staffing.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Police Vehicle Pursuits, 2012-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pvp1213.pdf

Provides details on an estimated 68,000 vehicle pursuits including pursuit policies, the number of fatalities related to pursuits, and the characteristics of pursuits in selected agencies.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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