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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2016 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: African Americans,Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2016

Contains details of 5% rise in hate crimes during 2016 compared to the previous year.  Most attacks were directed against Blacks, Jews, Muslims, and LGBT people.  Covers information about the crimes, victims, offenders, and locations.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Federal Prosecution of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Cases, 2004-2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fpcsecc0413.pdf

Examines a decade of cases prosecuted in federal courts involving child pornography production or possession and child sex trafficking.  Also includes demographic characteristics of those accused and outcomes of the cases.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Women

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2017-21851.pdf

Interim final regulations involving contraception coverage requirements which would expand the number and type of organizations that can claim religious objections to providing women with contraceptive coverage as part of their health insurance plans.  From the Federal Register and the Health and Human Services Department

 

2016 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats16/toc.htm

More than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the U.S. in 2016, the highest number ever,  Offers national profiles, statistical tables for each disease, and special focus profiles for STDs in women and infants, in adolescents and young males, in racial and ethnic minorities, and in gay men.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

K-12 Education: High School Sports Access and Participation

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687164.pdf

Reviews participation rates in high school sports by certain types of school characteristics and by  gender.  Finds that at the majority of schools the participation rate in sports for girls was lower than for boys.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

 

 

Presidential Memorandum … on Military Service by Transgender Individuals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense-and-secretary-homeland

Text of the presidential directive that restores the policy barring transgender individuals from serving openly in the U.S. military.  The Obama administration had opened the military to transgender individuals.  The Trump administration rejects the evidence that the presence of such individuals would not hinder military effectiveness or unit cohesion.  From the White House

 

HIV in Prisons, 2015 Statistical Tables

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

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hivp15st.pdf

At the end of 2015 an estimated 17, 150 prisoners under state and federal custody had HIV.  Shows trends on this topic including AIDs related deaths since data were first collected in 1991 and data at the state level.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Pilot Program for a Regional Center for the Investigation of Incidents of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

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

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2017/2017regionalcenterpilotprogramreport.pdf

Presents a consortial approach to conducting competent, fair, and cost-efficient investigations when accusations of sexual and gender-based violence occur on college campuses.  Lays out a design for such a regional center but concludes that the model is not feasible.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

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