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Daily Archives: August 27, 2017

New on LLRX – High Schoolers in the Law Library: A Law-Related Programming Using Graphic Novels

Via LLRX.com – Assistant Professor of Law and Reference Librarian Brandon Adler’s pathfinder succinctly and instructively communicates how your law library can encourage seniors from local high schools to attend a programming activity in the law library to learn about the opportunities of pursuing a J.D. program.

New on LLRX – Fingerprint Forensics: From Lore to Law

Via LLRX.com – Fingerprint Forensics: From Lore to Law Notable developments in courtrooms, academia and government institutions, both state and federal, are laying the groundwork for challenges to fingerprint matching. This extensively researched, comprehensive annotated bibliography by Ken Strutin includes new and noteworthy materials such as key opinions, significant articles and online resources concerning accuracy,… Continue Reading

2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Research Report

“In August 2017, SecurityScorecard analyzed and scored the current security posture of 552 small, medium and large U.S. government organizations with more than 100 public-facing IP addresses, to determine the state of government cybersecurity programs today. In this report, 2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Research Report, you’ll learn:  Top performing U.S. State and… Continue Reading

Algorithms in the Criminal Justice System Assessing the Use of Risk Assessments in Sentencing

Algorithms in the Criminal Justice System – Assessing the Use of Risk Assessments in Sentencing, August 25, 2017 Download from DASH Authors: Priscilla Guo, Danielle Kehl, and Sam Kessler. “In the summer of 2016, some unusual headlines began appearing in news outlets across the United States. “Secret Algorithms That Predict Future Criminals Get a Thumbs Up From… Continue Reading

Data – Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

The New York Times – Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago – How 100 top U.S. schools compare – “Even after decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago,… Continue Reading

Paper – Institutional Repositories and Academic Social Networks: Competition or Complement?

Lovett, J.A. et al., (2017). Institutional Repositories and Academic Social Networks: Competition or Complement? A Study of Open Access Policy Compliance vs. ResearchGate Participation. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 5(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2183 INTRODUCTION:  “The popularity of academic social networks like ResearchGate and Academia.edu indicates that scholars want to share their work, yet for universities… Continue Reading

Moyers & Co – Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump

Via Moyers & Company – Steven Harper [Steven Harper blogs at The Belly of the Beast, is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, and contributes regularly to The American Lawyer…] writes: ‘Explore our updated, comprehensive Trump-Russia Timeline — or select one of the central players in the Trump-Russia saga to see what we know about them… “When… Continue Reading

CRS Report – Domestic Terrorism: An Overview

Via FAS – Domestic Terrorism: An Overview, Jerome P. Bjelopera, Specialist in Organized Crime and Terrorism. August 21, 2017. “The emphasis of counter terrorism policy in the United States since Al Qaeda’s attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11) has been on jihadist terrorism. However, in the last decade, domestic terrorists—people who commit crimes within the… Continue Reading

CRS Report – Russia: Background and U.S.

Russia: Background and U.S. Policy, Cory Welt, Analyst in European Affairs, August 21, 2017. “Over the last five years, Congress and the executive branch have closely monitored and responded to new developments in Russian policy. These developments include the following: increasingly authoritarian governance since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidential post in 2012; Russia’s 2014… Continue Reading