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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43764.pdf

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

 

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

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

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-final-rule-help-colleges-keep-campuses-safe

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

 

Marriage Equality in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=6780

Executive Order 30 of 2014 declares that same sex marriage is now legal in Virginia and directs all Virginia state agencies to make the necessary policy changes to comply with the Supreme Court decision not to review lower court decisions.  From the Office of the Governor

 

2014 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

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

http://www.wm.edu/offices/compliance/_documents/CampusSafetyReport.pdf

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

 

Household Characteristics of Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Couple Households: ACS 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/samesex/files/ssex-tables-2012.xls

An excel data file which compares married and unmarried same-sex and opposite-sex couple households by such characteristics as age, race, education attainment, employment status, presence of children in household, income, and home tenure.  From the Census Bureau

 

Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6308a1.htm

Describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence, racial/ethnic variations in prevalence, how types of perpetrators vary by violence type, and the age at which victimization typically begins.  Also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of intimate partner violence.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Take Further Actions to Prevent Sexual Assault During Initial Military Training

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665632.pdf

Reports on efforts by the Air Force to implement 46 recommendations intended to prevent sexual assaults during basic training. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Hidden_in_plain_sight_statistical_analysis_EN_3_Sept_2014.pdf

Draws on data from 190 countries to shed light on the types and prevalence of violence against children.  From UNICEF

 

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