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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,United Nations

https://s3.amazonaws.com/unhcrsharedmedia/2016/2016-06-20-global-trends/2016-06-14-Global-Trends-2015.pdf

Finds that 65 million people were refugees at the end of 2015, the first time that the UN agency has recorded more than 60 million displaced people.  Children made up 51% of the world’s refugees.  From the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

 

Utah v. Strieff

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-1373

5-3 Supreme Court decision that allows evidence uncovered after an “unconstitutional investigatory” stop by police to be used as evidence under some conditions.  The case involved a drug discovery after police stopped a car without adequate cause but found there was an outstanding traffic warrant on the driver.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University

 

Federal Workforce: Distribution of Performance Ratings Across the Federal Government, 2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/676998.pdf

The report on federal government performance evaluation systems which found that 99% of permanent, non-Senior Executive Service level employees were rated at or above the “fully successful level and 61% were rated “outstanding.”  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Trends in the Relationship Between U.S. Academic Scientific Publication Output and Funding and Personnel Inputs: 1988-2011

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/ncses16200/ncses16200.pdf

A working paper which compares rapid funding increases for academic R&D in the period of coverage to 2005 with slower growth in the number of U.S. trained academic researchers and the number of annual academic sector publications.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Health of Hispanic Adults: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Cuba,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Mexico,Puerto Rico,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db251.pdf

Covers selected estimates of health measures for all Hispanics and four subgroups: Central or South American, Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Sheriff’s Office Personnel, 1993-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sop9313.pdf

Presents statistics on persons employed by sheriffs’ offices and employment trends from 1993.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

A Patent/Innovation Box as a Tax Incentive for Domestic Research and Development

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44522.pdf

Describes current tax incentives for research, the reason for subsidizing research and development, and the potential effects upon innovation of patent/innovation boxes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Islamic State’s Acolytes and the Challenges They Pose to U.S. Law Enforcement

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44521.pdf

Describes the various types of jihadists who pose threats to the U.S. and the approaches taken by U.S. law enforcement authorities to deal with these threats, including watch-listing, screening, and investigating. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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