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Earl Gregg Swem Library

How Radicalization to Terrorism Occurs in the United States

Categories: Crime/Justice,Terrorism

Subtitled: What Research Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice Tells Us.  Focuses on 8 “facilitators” that often lead to radicalization of individuals.  From the National Institute of Justice


Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2017

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

93 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents during 2017, 46 from “felonious acts” and 47 in accidents. Also includes demographic characteristics of officers killed and details about circumstances behind deaths.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


2018 Update on Prisoner Recidivism: A 9-Year Follow-Up Period (2005-2014)

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Finds that 83% of state prisoners released from custody in 2005 across 30 states were arrested at least once during the 9 years following their release.  44% were arrested at least once during their first year after release.  This report examines the post-release offending patterns of former prisoners.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Facebook Ads

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet

Advertisements run on the social media site, Facebook, by Russian agents during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  The ads were issued by the Internet Research Agency, described as a Russian troll farm, and released by the Democratic minority of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Describes the background, resulting indictments, and offers links to typical ads.


Collins v. Virginia

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

8-1 Supreme Court ruling that overturned a conviction and reaffirmed that police need a warrant to enter private property to search for stolen goods.  The case involved a suspected stolen motorcycle sitting on a driveway.  Collins had been charged with receiving stolen goods after police searched the motorcycle without a warrant.  The Virginia Supreme Court had affirmed the conviction. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School



Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Statistics,Terrorism

Provides information about the 50 shootings in 2016 and 2017 which the FBI has designated as active shooter incidents.  Defines an “active shooter” as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Capital Punishment, 2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Includes data on persons under sentence of death, persons executed, and the status of the death penalty at the state and federal level.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


SEC Action Lookup—Individuals

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Identifies individuals who have been named as defendants in federal court actions related to investments.  Covers individuals charged in federal legal actions since October 1, 2014.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission


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