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FBI Releases 2015 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

Press release featuring highlights from 2015 report on hate crimes.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Hate Crime Statistics 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

Offers information on the offenses, offenders, victims, and locations of hate crimes during 2015.  Includes offenses motivated by bias against race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, and gender identity.  Records a major increase in hate crimes against Muslims.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Campus Crime Final Program Review Determination [Penn State University]

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

Presents final conclusions of the federal investigation into Penn State’s compliance with the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  The investigation relates to the child sexual abuse committed by a former assistant football coach at the university. A $2.3 million fine was levied against the university.  From the U.S. Department of Education


LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History

Categories: History,Sex Issues

Describes the LGBTQ Heritage Initiative of the National Park Service, provides a broad social history of LGBTQ in America, and discusses the archival and architectural preservation of LGBTQ history.  From the National Park Service


Sexual Violence Data: Actions Needed to Improve Clarity and Addresses Differences Across Federal Data Collection Efforts

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Information,Sex Issues,Statistics

Concerns have grown about the incidence of sexual violence, especially among college students, military personnel, and incarcerated individuals.  This report examines current federal efforts to collect data on sexual violence and how differences in these collection efforts may affect the understanding of sexual violence.  From the Government Accountability Office


Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity in the Armed Services: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Women

Discusses the differences in how these terms are used in civilian and military contexts.  Also examines how the inclusion of racial and ethnic groups, women, and LGBT individuals has evolved in the Armed Forces. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


PREA Data Collection Activities, 2016

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

Describes methods used and results obtained from information gathering activities related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.  Most 2016 activities related to juvenile correctional facilities.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Facility-Level and Individual-Level Correlates of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities, 2012

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

Examines characteristics of correctional facilities for youth that relate to sexual victimization and youth characteristics that can predict sexual victimization.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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