Washington, D.C. : Bureau of Justice Statistics, February 14, 2019.
Book — 1 online resource (iv, 26 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
'This report examines the extent to which statistical estimates of offender populations, criminal careers, and recidivism rates are impacted by the sealing of criminal records. The paper focuses on New York state, which has some of the nation's most extensive record-sealing policies. The report highlights the need to understand state-specific criminal history recording and reporting practices when calculating national estimates of offending patterns and performing cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Data are from BJS's Adult Criminal Trajectories of Juvenile Offenders Project, which tracked the criminal history patterns of persons arrested at age 16 or 17 in New York in 2001 for a 10-year period."--Abstracts.
[United States] : National Crime Statistics Exchange : RTI International, February 14, 2019.
Book — 1 online resource (iv, 22 pages) : illustrations Digital: text file.
"The authors of this report compared patterns of violent victimization in the Bakken oil-producing region to those in surrounding counties outside of the Bakken region. This report focuses on trends in violent crime from 2006 to 2012, a period during which regions of Montana and North Dakota that contain parts of the Bakken shale formation experienced relatively rapid growth in oil and gas production, an influx of new residents to work in oil sector-related jobs, and according to reports from the area, a corresponding increase in calls for service to local law enforcement. The information in this report comes from Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)-sponsored analysis of data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). From 2006 to 2012, the rate of violent victimization known to law enforcement in the Bakken oil-producing region of Montana and North Dakota increased, particularly the rate of aggravated assault, which increased 70%. There was no similar increase in rates of violent crime in the counties surrounding the Bakken oil region. Rates of male and female violent victimization in the Bakken region increased during this period, with the increase being higher for males (up 31%) than females (up 18%)."--Abstract.
[United States] : [publisher not identified], 2017.
Book — 1 online resource (16 pages) Digital: text file.PDF.
Financial exploitation of older adults (FE) is a highly significant social problem that, to date, has not received much attention from the field of psychology. Data sources tracking FE report that FE has been increasing with losses of approximately $2.9 billion dollars per year. Psychological risk factors are well established and psychological outcomes have recently been demonstrated. FE can occur at any stage of the lifespan and the literature regarding prevalence amongst older adults has been mixed in terms of supporting a theory that older adults are more "susceptible" to fraud. However, there has been literature with documentation that older adults are targeted disproportionately, and are less likely to report FE.
On December 7, 2015, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) , Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, jointly initiated an investigation of the City of Chicago’s Police Department (CPD) and the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA). This investigation was undertaken to determine whether the Chicago Police Department is engaging in a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct and, if so, what systemic deficiencies or practices within CPD, IPRA, and the City might be facilitating or causing this pattern or practice. Our investigation assessed CPD’s use of force, including deadly force, and addressed CPD policies, training, reporting, investigation, and review related to officer use of force. The investigation further addressed CPD ’s and IPRA’s systems of accountability both as they relate to officer use of force and officer misconduct, including the intake, investigation, and review of allegations of officer misconduct, and the imposition of discipline or other corrective action. We also investigated racial, ethnic, or other disparities in CPD’s force and accountability practices, and assessed how those disparities inform the breakdown in community trust
[Oak Ridge, Tenn.] : Oak Ridge National Laboratory,  Minneapolis, MN : East View Information Services, 
Dataset — 1 online resource
At approximately 1 km resolution (30" X 30"), LandScan is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours). The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and a multi-variable dasymetric modeling approach to disaggregate census counts within an administrative boundary. Since no single population distribution model can account for the differences in spatial data availability, quality, scale, and accuracy as well as the differences in cultural settlement practices, LandScan population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.
Book — 1 online resource (20 pages) Digital: text file.
"Media have played an important role in framing the public debate on the “refugee crisis” that peaked in autumn of 2015. This report examines the narratives developed by print media in eight European countries and how they contributed to the public perception of the “crisis”, shifting from careful tolerance over the summer, to an outpouring of solidarity and humanitarianism in September 2015, and to a securitisation of the debate and a narrative of fear in November 2015."--Document home page.
Book — 1 online resource (109 pages) Digital: text file.
"The police are at the frontline of the criminal justice system and the first point of contact for many victims of hate crime. This manual is designed for police trainers, investigators, managers, hate crime officers and frontline police officers working in countries across the Council of Europe region to develop essential skills to identify and investigate hate crimes against LGBTI persons."--Document home page.
[Anchorage, Alaska] : U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region, 
Book — 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), color maps. Digital: text file.PDF.
Appendix I. SICAA survey questionnaire
Appendix 2. SICAA literature review
Appendix 3. SICAA social indicator assessment
Appendix 4. Community outreach materials
Appendix 5. Introductory letter to communities
Appendix 6. Additional detailed impact responses.
A study using a social indicator system to provide baseline data on the well-being of residents of the North Slope in Alaska in order to study the effects of oil and gas exploration and development on local communities.
Oakland, CA : Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, August 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (v, 88 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
New economic study shows California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) protects the environment without stunting economic growth. CEQA requires state and local agencies to identify the potentially significant environmental impacts of proposed plans and development projects, and then to avoid or mitigate those impacts when feasible. This report was designed to closely examine the arguments and assumptions underlying the most current calls for changes to the law.
Washington, DC : Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (xiii, 413 pages) : charts Digital: text file.
Letter from the Director
Collaborative Reform Team
Part I. Introduction.
1. Organization and structure
Part II. Assessment.
2. Use of force
4. Community policing practices
6. Recruitment, hiring, and personnel practices
Part III. Conclusion.
8. Next steps
Part IV. Appendices
Appendix A. Findings and recommendations
Appendix B. Background on San Francisco. San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco crime statistics
Appendix C. Methods
Appendix D. Use of force data and methodology
Appendix E. Traffice stop data statistical analysis
Appendix F. SFPD stop data collection recommendations
Appendix G. Memorandum of Agreement between U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and San Francisco Police Department for collaborative reform initiative for technical assistance
Appendix H. Goal and objectives statement
Appendix I. Memorandum re: Review of San Francisco proposed use of force policies
Appendix J. SFPD draft Department General Order 5.01: Use of force
Appendix K. Memorandum re: Recommendation regarding recent electronic communication incident
Abbreviations and acronyms
About the COPS Office.
In response to community concerns regarding several controversial officer-involved shootings, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and former Police Chief Greg Suhr asked the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to assess the department’s policies and practices through the Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance (CRI-TA) process.
[Washington, D.C.] : Congressional Research Service, November 30, 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (21 pages). Digital: text file.
"Congress annually considers several appropriations measures, which provide discretionary funding for numerous activities--for example, national defense, education, and homeland security--as well as general government operations. Congress has developed certain rules and practices for the consideration of appropriations measures, referred to as the congressional appropriations process. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of this process. Appropriations measures are under the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. In recent years these measures have provided approximately 35% to 39% of total federal spending. The remainder of federal spending comprises direct (or mandatory) spending, controlled by House and Senate legislative committees, and net interest on the public debt. The annual appropriations cycle is initiated with the President's budget submission, which is due on the first Monday in February. This is followed by congressional consideration of a budget resolution that, in part, sets spending ceilings for the upcoming fiscal year. The target date for completion of the budget resolution is April 15. Committee and floor consideration of the annual appropriations bills occurs during the spring and summer months and may continue through the fall and winter until annual appropriations are enacted. Floor consideration of appropriations measures is subject to procedural rules that may limit the content of those measures and any amendments thereto. Congress has established a process that provides for two separate types of measures associated with discretionary spending: authorization bills and appropriation bills. These measures perform different functions. Authorization bills establish, continue, or modify agencies or programs. Appropriations measures subsequently provide funding for the agencies and programs authorized. There are three types of appropriations measures. Regular appropriations bills provide most of the funding that is provided in all appropriations measures for a fiscal year and must be enacted by October 1, the beginning of the fiscal year. If regular bills are not enacted by the beginning of the new fiscal year, Congress adopts continuing resolutions to continue funding, generally until regular bills are enacted. Supplemental appropriations bills provide additional appropriations to become available during a fiscal year. Budget enforcement for appropriations measures under the congressional budget process has both statutory and procedural elements. The statutory elements are derived from the Budget Control Act of 2011, which imposes limits on discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years between FY2012 and FY2021. The procedural elements generally stem from requirements under the Congressional Budget Act that are normally associated with the budget resolution. Through this Budget Act process, the Appropriations Committee in each chamber, as well as each of their subcommittees, receives procedural limits on the total amount of budget authority for the upcoming fiscal year (referred to as 302(a) and 302(b) allocations). Enforcement of the statutory limits occurs primarily through sequestration, while enforcement of the procedural limits occurs through points of order. Discretionary appropriations may be designated or otherwise provided so that they are effectively exempt from statutory and procedural budget enforcement. Such designations include "emergency requirements, " "overseas contingency operations/global war on terrorism, " and for "disaster relief." Rescissions are provisions of law that cancel previously enacted budget authority. As budget authority providing the funding must be enacted into law, so too a rescission cancelling the budget authority must be enacted into law. Rescissions can be included either in separate rescission measures or any of the three types of appropriations measures."--PDF page 2.
[San Jose, California] : Working Partnerships USA, 
Book — 1 online resource (pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
This brief summarizes the findings from the four community meetings and workshops with more than 400 community residents in attendance. From August through September 2015, the Transportation Justice Alliance (TJA) and the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) co-presented meeting and workshops in South County, North County, Downtown San Jose, and East San Jose to provide information on the potential 2016 transit tax from VTA while soliciting meaningful input about residents' transit needs and challenges.
Book — 1 online resource (1 data file, 1 text file (50 pages)) : color illustrations. Digital: text file; data file.
The purpose of the NewSpace Global 2016 SmallSat Report is to provide a financial focused market overview of the small satellite sub-vertical. Includes small satellite company by company financial analysis and market forecast. The DataDive contains the data at the foundation of the report, and the Analysis Guide contains "key takeaways" and conclusions based on the DataDive. Macros must be enabled to view the DataDive.
Santa Cruz, CA : Everett Program, University of California Santa Cruz, March 29, 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (35 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
Silicon Valley technology industries contract workforce assessment, studying the largely invisible contract workforce: janitors, security guards, shuttle drivers, landscape workers, cafeteria workers and other who provide direct services to the high-tech firms through contracting arrangements. Often these experience low-wages and insecure working conditions.
[San Jose, California] : Working Partnerships USA, March 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
This fact sheet highlights the key findings from an assessment put together by Everett Program Director Chris Benner and research partner Kyle Neering exploring the contract workforce in Silicon Valley. The contract workforce includes sub-contract employees who are excluded from the benefits of the regular employees. Janitors, security guards, shuttle drivers, landscape workers, cafeteria workers and others who provide direct services to these high-tech firms through contracting arrangements often experience low-wages and insecure working conditions.
Last updated September 17, 2015. - [Washington, D.C.] : EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration, September 17, 2015.
Book — 1 online resource (19 unnumbered pages) : color map Digital: text file; PDF.
State energy profiles provide data and analysis on consumption, energy indicators, prices, reserves and supply, distribution and marketing, and environment. This CA profile is a snapshot in time from September, 2015. The EIA Website provides timely updates and estimates for California and all 50 states and US territories.
Dataset — 1 online resource (1 data file, 1 text file (46 pages)) : color illustrations. Digital: data file; Excel.text file; PDF.
The NewSpace Global 2015 Investor Report examines over $10B in across over 400 investments in NewSpace. Over 250 investors and 100 companies are covered in the Report, including case studies of investment in Skybox Imaging, The Climate Corporation, and SpaceX. The DataDive contains the data at the foundation of the report, and the Analysis Guide contains "key takeaways" and conclusions based on the DataDive. Macros must be enabled to view the DataDive.