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Book
xii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (ii, 160 page)
Collection
Government Information United States Federal Collection
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
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211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 413 pages) : charts Digital: text file.
Collection
Government Information United States Federal Collection
  • Introduction
  • Letter from the Director
  • Collaborative Reform Team
  • Executive summary
  • Part I. Introduction. 1. Organization and structure
  • Part II. Assessment. 2. Use of force
  • 3. Bias
  • 4. Community policing practices
  • 5. Accountability
  • 6. Recruitment, hiring, and personnel practices
  • Part III. Conclusion. 7. Summary
  • 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
  • Bibliography
  • 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.
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xii, 276 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Prologue: Missing, feared lost
  • Part 1. The bone hunter : Dan Thrapp
  • The expedition
  • Below the bighorns
  • West of Solitude
  • Horsethief Ranch : fieldnotes
  • Labyrinth, a way in
  • Desolation Camp
  • Waiting for daylight
  • Winter crossing
  • The Needles : fieldnotes
  • Circling the Blues
  • Far reaches
  • The Backbone : fieldnotes
  • Back trail
  • Below the Comb
  • Trackings
  • Part 2. The woodcutter's daughter : Lucy Garrett
  • The roadside
  • Across the Red River
  • On the run
  • A gun within reach : fieldnotes
  • Empty quarter
  • Skeleton murder case
  • The shoot-out
  • Haunted Canyon : fieldnotes
  • The manhunt
  • To the Sulphur River
  • Part 3. The solitary artist : Everett Ruess
  • Tracks blown over
  • Into the dream
  • Skeleton Mesa
  • The cave : fieldnotes
  • Lost mesas, blue mountains
  • Unknown, return to sender
  • The gulch
  • The search
  • Forbidding Canyon : fieldnotes
  • Among the ghosts
  • The inscription : fieldnotes
  • A crack in the rim : fieldnotes
  • Epilogue: Two lives and a legend.
In 1935, three people went missing on separate occasions in the rugged canyon country of southeastern Utah. A thirteen-year old girl, Lucy Garrett, was tricked into heading west with the man who had murdered her father under the pretense of reuniting with him. At the same time, a search was underway for Dan Thrapp, a young scientist on leave from the American Museum of Natural History. Others were scouring the same region for an artist, Everett Ruess, who had disappeared into "the perfect labyrinth." Intrigued by this unusual string of coincidental disappearances, Scott Thybony set out to learn what happened. His investigations took him from Island in the Sky to Skeleton Mesa, from Texas to Tucson, and from the Green River to the Red. He traced the journey of Lucy Garrett from the murder of her father to her dramatic courtroom testimony. Using the pages of an old journal he followed the route of Dan Thrapp as he crossed an expanse of wildly rugged country with a pair of outlaws. Thrapp's story of survival in an unforgiving land is a poignant counterpoint to the fate of the artist Everett Ruess, which the New York Times has called "one of the most enduring mysteries of the modern West." Thybony draws on extensive research and a lifetime of exploration to create a riveting story of these three lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781607814832 20160802
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xi, 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
A century ago, governments buoyed by Progressive Era-beliefs began to assume greater responsibility for protecting and rescuing citizens. Yet the aftermath of two disasters in the United States-Canada borderlands--the Salem Fire of 1914 and the Halifax Explosion of 1917--saw working class survivors instead turn to friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members for succor and aid. Both official and unofficial responses, meanwhile, showed how the United States and Canada were linked by experts, workers, and money. In Disaster Citizenship , Jacob A. C. Remes draws on histories of the Salem and Halifax events to explore the institutions--both formal and informal--that ordinary people relied upon in times of crisis. He explores patterns and traditions of self-help, informal order, and solidarity and details how people adapted these traditions when necessary. Yet, as he shows, these methods--though often quick and effective--remained illegible to reformers. Indeed, soldiers, social workers, and reformers wielding extraordinary emergency powers challenged these grassroots practices to impose progressive "solutions" on what they wrongly imagined to be a fractured social landscape. Innovative and engaging, Disaster Citizenship excavates the forgotten networks of solidarity and obligation in an earlier time while simultaneously suggesting new frameworks in the emerging field of critical disaster studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252081378 20160619
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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28 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Law Library (Crown)
Book
119 pages ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
ix, 179 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiv, 114 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Orphans and orphanages : a historical overview
  • The genesis of an idea
  • Humble beginnings and a generous benefactor
  • Years of growth
  • Crosses to bear : the impact of religious strife on the Poydras Asylum
  • Challenges to Poydras : the Union Army and Reconstruction
  • In sickness and in health : the operation of the Poydras Asylum in its first hundred years
  • Farewell to the old Poydras
  • And welcome to the new!.
"A two-hundred-year-old institution, the Poydras Home--originally the Poydras Asylum--stands as an exemplar of woman-led charitable organizations. In a thorough and engaging narrative, Pamela Tyler offers the first complete history of this remarkable New Orleans establishment from its founding as an orphanage for young girls to its present-day operation as a retirement community and assisted-living facility. Throughout, Tyler paints a vivid picture of the many women who faced down the challenges of war, disease, natural disaster, social unrest, and restrictive gender ideals to realize the mission of the Poydras Home. Drawing on previously unreleased archival material, Tyler documents how the institution's benefactor, Julien Poydras, used his immense wealth to support a haven for impoverished girls, and how the dedicated women of the Poydras board pursued that ambition through more than just residential services. Tyler reveals that the majority of the Poydras 'orphans' had one living parent, and it was dire poverty and a dearth of social services in New Orleans that drove single parents, usually mothers, to place their daughters in the asylum. Further research demonstrates that the Poydras went beyond simply providing a shelter for the children of distressed parents: volunteer managers worked to shape their charges' character through an emphasis on morals, education, and the fundamentals of housewifery"--Publisher's website.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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16 pages ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
50 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

14. Police and crime plan [2016 - ]

Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

15. Report [2016 - ]

Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
104 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
  • Summary and recommendations
  • Introduction
  • What is environmental crime?
  • The legal framework on environmental crimes
  • Growth in environmental crime
  • Illegal wildlife trade
  • Forestry crimes
  • Fisheries crimes
  • Waste, pollution
  • White collar environmental crimes
  • Environmental crime and threat finance to terrorism and conflicts
  • Addressing root causes of environmental crime
  • Responding to environmental crime
  • Restoration case studies
  • Coordination of efforts
  • Conclusion.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xvii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Acknowledgments
  • Executive summary
  • Overview
  • Background and motivation
  • Structure of the report and questions asked
  • A profile of refugees
  • Welfare and poverty
  • Vulnerability
  • Policies
  • A comparative analysis across countries and data sets
  • Appendix
  • Conclusions
  • References.
The Syrian refugee crisis, which began in 2011, is one of the most pressing disasters in the world today, with its effects reverberating around the globe. By the end of 2015, more than 7.6 million of the country's people had been internally displaced and 4.3 million were registered refugees. The number of internally displaced persons and refugees amounts to about half of Syria's precrisis population. Thousands have died while trying to reach safety. Due to the large humanitarian response, there is now a wealth of available information on refugees' income and expenses, food and nutrition, health, education, employment, vulnerability, housing, and other measures of well-being. These data have been little explored, as humanitarian organisations face daily challenges that make the full use of existing data very difficult. The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon aims to assess the poverty and vulnerability of these refugees and evaluate existing and alternative policies designed to help them. The authors find that current policies, including cash transfers and food vouchers, are effective in reducing poverty, but fail to lead to- nor are they designed to yield-economic inclusion and self-reliance. Those goals would require a different humanitarian and development paradigm, one that focuses on growth policies for areas affected by refugees where the target population has a mix of refugees and hosting populations. This volume is the result of the first comprehensive collaboration between the World Bank Group and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and aims to better understand and ultimately improve the well-being of Syrian refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464807701 20160619
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: spectacle and its other
  • From latent to live: disaster photography after the digital turn
  • Origins of affect: the falling body and other symptoms of cinema
  • Remembering-images: empty cities, machinic vision, and the post-9/11 imaginary
  • Lights, camera, iconoclasm: how do monuments die and live to tell about it?
  • The failure of the failure of images: the crisis of the unrepresentable from the graphic novel to the 9/11 memorial
  • Conclusion: disaster(s) without content.
The day the towers fell, indelible images of plummeting rubble, fire, and falling bodies were imprinted in the memories of people around the world. Images that were caught in the media loop after the disaster and coverage of the attack, its aftermath, and the wars that followed reflected a pervasive tendency to treat these tragic events as spectacle. Though the collapse of the World Trade Center was "the most photographed disaster in history, " it failed to yield a single noteworthy image of carnage. Thomas Stubblefield argues that the absence within these spectacular images is the paradox of 9/11 visual culture, which foregrounds the visual experience as it obscures the event in absence, erasure, and invisibility. From the spectral presence of the Tribute in Light to Art Spiegelman's nearly blank New Yorker cover, and from the elimination of the Twin Towers from television shows and films to the monumental cavities of Michael Arad's 9/11 memorial, the void became the visual shorthand for the incident. By examining configurations of invisibility and erasure across the media of photography, film, monuments, graphic novels, and digital representation, Stubblefield interprets the post-9/11 presence of absence as the reaffirmation of national identity that implicitly laid the groundwork for the impending invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253015495 20160618
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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52 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
5 volumes : color illustrations ; 17-28 cm
  • [1] Modelo distrital de asistencia, atención y reparación a las víctimas del conflicto armado
  • [2] Documento pedagógico para orientar las rutas de acceso de las víctimas del conflicto armado interno a la asistencia, atención y reparación integral
  • [3] Asesoría, acompañamiento jurídico y representación legal de las víctimas del conflicto armado interno ubicadas en Bogotá
  • [4] Modelo de acompañamiento psicosocial y jurídico a las víctimas del conflicto armado en Bogotá : experiencias de apoyo y atención a la población víctima del conflicto armado en Bogotá
  • [5] Pedagogías de la memoria, cultura y comunicación del Centro de Memoria, Paz y Reconciliación.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)