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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Report on Human Rights Abuses or Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Korea,Sex Issues

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/266853.htm

Report on human rights abuses in North Korea, mandated by 2016 law, which identifies persons responsible for serious human rights violations and describes such violations and acts of censorship.  Covers extrajudicial killings, forced labor, torture, prolonged arbitrary detention, rape, forced abortions,  and other sexual violence.  From the State Department

 

Confidentiality Concerns and Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 15 to 25

Categories: Health/Medical,Privacy,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db266.pdf

This report describes two measures related to confidentiality and sexual/reproductive health for young adults: concerns that parents might find out and the opportunity to spend time alone with a health care provider without the presence of parents or guardians.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

FBI Releases 2015 Hate Crime Statistics

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

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2015-hate-crime-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

https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2015

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

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/fsawg/datacenter/cleryact/pennstate/PSCFPRD10327991.pdf

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

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/tellingallamericansstories/lgbtqthemestudy.htm

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678511.pdf

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

 

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