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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Sex Issues,Terrorism,Women

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415912/21064_WL_Human_Rights_Annual_Report_High_Res.pdf

The British perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014.  Reviews the situation in specific countries and describes what the British government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas.  Identifies 27 countries of concern.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

The National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues

https://www.justice.gov/psc/file/842411/download

Provides a comprehensive threat assessment of the nature and scope of the current dangers facing U.S. children including child pornography offenses, child sexual abuse and sex trafficking, child sex tourism, and sex offense registry violations.  Also contains a section on the unique problems of child exploitation in Indian country.  Also reviews federal agency efforts to combat child exploitation.  From the Department of Justice

 

G.G. by his Next Friend and Mother, Deirdre Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/152056.P.pdf

Decision of federal appeals court in Richmond that a transgender high school student in Gloucester County can sue the school board for a violation of his constitutional rights.  School board policy required students to use the bathroom of their biological sex rather than gender identity.  The court agreed with the U.S. Department of Education that the policy violated the law prohibiting sex discrimination in schools receiving federal funding.  From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

 

Trends in Attitudes About Marriage, Childbearing, and Sexual Behavior: United States, 2002, 2006-2010, and 2011-2013

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr092.pdf

Finds there was an increase in the percentages of men and women who agreed with premarital cohabitation, nonmarital childbearing, the right for gay and lesbian adults to adopt children, same-sex sexual relations, and premarital sex for those aged 18. There was a decrease in the percentages of men and women who agreed with divorce. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Campus Climate Survey Validation Study: Final Technical Report

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

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ccsvsftr.pdf

Presents the results of a nine-school pilot test conducted to develop a campus climate survey that collects school-level data on sexual victimization of undergraduate students. Describes the development of the survey instrument and estimates for each school of the prevalence of sexual assault, rape, and battery. Also covers relationship between campus climate and rates of sexual victimization. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, 2007-12: Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ssvjcf0712st.pdf

Presents counts of allegations and substantiated incidents of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported by juvenile correctional authorities from 2007 to 2012. See also: Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2007-12. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2007-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/svrjca0712.pdf

Presents national estimates of various forms of sexual victimization including staff misconduct in state and local juvenile correctional facilities. Includes characteristics of victims and perpetrators, nature of injuries, and sanctions imposed. See also: Survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, 2007-12: Statistical Tables. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Orientation Among Adults Aged 18-44 in the United States: Data from the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth

Categories: Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr088.pdf

A survey of sexual behavior and attraction which includes statistics on intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex. Also contains statistics on percentages of men and women who say they are straight, gay, or bisexual. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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