Crime in the United States 2016

Author: Shana Hertz Hattis

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598888277

Category: Social Science

Page: 675

View: 7779

Crime in the United States contains findings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the offenses, known to law enforcement, released annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Because the FBI no longer prints these findings, Bernan Press continues to provide this practical information in convenient book form. In this intricately detailed source, legal and law enforcement professionals, researchers, and those who are just curious will find violent and property crime statistics for the nation as a whole—and for regions, states, counties, cities, towns, and even college and university campuses. Crime in the United States includes statistics for: Violent and property crimes Hate crimes Crime trends Victims, by type

Vital Statistics of the United States 2016

Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data

Author: Shana Hertz Hattis

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598888552

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 1599

Vital Statistics of The United States: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data brings together a comprehensive collection of birth, mortality, and health data into a single volume. It provides a wealth of information compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics and other government agencies. Vital Statistics contains over 225 tables and is divided into 4 parts : Births, Mortality, Health, and Marriage and Divorce. Charts and graphs, available at applicable points in each chapter, illustrate some of the most vital trends in the data. In addition, updated definitions reflect the latest federal parameters for information about births, mortality, health, and marriages.

Internal Revenue Service Data Book, 2013

Author: Internal Revenue Service (U S )

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780160923982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 82

View: 2618

Covers October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2005. Provides data on collecting Federal tax revenue, enforcing tax law, assisting taxpayers, managing the internal revenue system. Includes lists of key IRS officials, and an organizational chart of the IRS.

Crime in the United States 2018

Author: Shana Hertz Hattis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1598889907

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

View: 2250

This book contains findings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the offenses—known to law enforcement—released annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. This reference is the most comprehensive official compilation of crime statistics in the United States and is an important addition to your library's collection.

Everybody Lies

Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062390872

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7171

Foreword by Steven Pinker Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions. By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.

Privacy in the Age of Big Data

Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family

Author: Theresa Payton,Ted Claypoole

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442225467

Category: Computers

Page: 276

View: 9044

Digital data collection and surveillance is pervasive and no one can protect your privacy without your help. Before you can help yourself, you need to understand the new technologies, what benefits they provide, and what trade-offs they require. Some of those trade-offs – privacy for convenience – could be softened by our own behavior or be reduced by legislation if we fight for it. This book analyzes why privacy is important to all of us, and it describes the technologies that place your privacy most at risk, starting with modern computing and the Internet.

Storytelling with Data

A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119002265

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 4827

Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics 2016

Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity and Other Labor Data

Author: Mary Meghan Ryan

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598888250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 6879

The Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics is recognized as an authoritative resource on the U.S. labor force. It continues and enhances the Bureau of Labor Statistics's (BLS) discontinued publication, Labor Statistics. The eighteenth edition allows the user to understand recent developments as well as to compare today's economy with past history. The Handbook is a comprehensive reference providing an abundance of data on a variety of topics including: Employment and unemployment; Earnings; Prices; Productivity; Consumer expenditures; Occupational safety and health; Union membership International labor comparisons; and much more! Features of the publication In addition to over 225 tables that present practical data, the Handbook provides: Introductory material for each chapter that contains highlights of salient data and figures that call attention to noteworthy trends in the data; Notes and definitions, which contain concise descriptions of the data sources, concepts, definitions, and methodology from which the data are derived; References to more comprehensive reports which provide additional data and more extensive descriptions of estimation methods, sampling, and reliability measures. What’s New in the 19th edition A chapter titled Women in the Workforce Recently released employment projections for 2014 through 2024 Tables which show the increase in cellular phone spending since 2007 as well as new tables on occupational safety and health New figures on a variety of topics including earnings and population projections

The Technical Collection of Intelligence

Author: Robert M. Clark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483304957

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 2537

Technical collection represents the largest asymmetric edge that technologically advanced countries such as the United States and its allies have in the intelligence business. Intelligence veteran Robert M. Clark’s new book offers a succinct, logically organized, and well written overview of technical collection, explained at a non technical level for those new to the field. Filling a void in the literature, The Technical Collection of Intelligence is the only book that comprehensively examines the collection, processing, and exploitation of non-literal intelligence information, including laser, acoustic, and infrared signals; non-imaging optical intelligence sources; and radar tracking and measurement of aerospace vehicles. A compelling final chapter addresses the substantial challenges that come with managing technical collection. A stunning full-color interior design features high quality graphics while a handy “tabs” feature keeps content at the ready. A useful list of recommended books and reports, a glossary of terms, and a list of acronyms make this guide a go-to resource. Technical Collection will prove invaluable to all source analysts, managers of technical collection, customers of intelligence, and recruiters for the intelligence community.

State and Metropolitan Area Data

Author: Deirdre A. Gaquin,Mary Meghan Ryan

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 9781598889208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 465

View: 2909

This valuable resource provides the most complete source of comprehensive and useful information about the nation s individual states, metropolitan and micropolitan areas, and their component counties. This edition features the latest information on population, health coverage, crime rates, income and housing, employment, and much more."

Shattered

Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

Author: Jonathan Allen,Amie Parnes

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0553447084

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 3831

An analysis of the bitter 2016 presidential election, told from the viewpoints of Hilary Clinton campaign insiders, reconstructs key decisions and missed opportunities cited as the cause of the election upset.

Business Statistics of the United States 2017

Patterns of Economic Change

Author: Susan Ockert

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598889494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 524

View: 5535

Business Statistics of the United States is a comprehensive and practical collection of data from as early as 1913 that reflects the nation's economic performance. It provides over 80 years of annual, quarterly, and monthly data in industrial and demographic detail including key indicators such as: gross domestic product, personal income, spending, saving, employment, unemployment, the capital stock, and more. Business Statistics of the United States is the best place to find historical perspectives on the U.S. economy. Of equal importance to the data are the introductory highlights, extensive notes, and figures for each chapter that help users to understand the data, use them appropriately, and, if desired, seek additional information from the source agencies. Business Statistics of the United States provides a rich and deep picture of the American economy and contains approximately 3,500 time series in all. The data are predominately from federal government sources including: Board of Governors of The Federal Reserve System Bureau of Economic Analysis Bureau of Labor Statistics Census Bureau Employment and Training Administration Energy Information Administration Federal Housing Finance Agency U.S. Department of the Treasury

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

Author: Bruce Schneier

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393244822

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 1307

“Bruce Schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written.”—Clay Shirky “Bruce Schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written.”—Clay Shirky Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it. The powers that surveil us do more than simply store this information. Corporations use surveillance to manipulate not only the news articles and advertisements we each see, but also the prices we’re offered. Governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, chill free speech, and put people in danger worldwide. And both sides share this information with each other or, even worse, lose it to cybercriminals in huge data breaches. Much of this is voluntary: we cooperate with corporate surveillance because it promises us convenience, and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection. The result is a mass surveillance society of our own making. But have we given up more than we’ve gained? In Data and Goliath, security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path, one that values both security and privacy. He brings his bestseller up-to-date with a new preface covering the latest developments, and then shows us exactly what we can do to reform government surveillance programs, shake up surveillance-based business models, and protect our individual privacy. You'll never look at your phone, your computer, your credit cards, or even your car in the same way again.

Juvenile Offenders & Victims

A National Report

Author: Howard N. Snyder,Melissa Sickmund

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788124402

Category: Law

Page: 188

View: 642

Consolidates the most requested information on juvenile offenders & victims. Presents statistical information in a user-friendly format. Bridges the gap between existing information& the juvenile justice community. Designed as a series of briefing papers on specific topics -- short sections designed to be read in isolation from other parts of the report. Makes use of easy-to-understand graphics & tables.

The War on Cops

How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe

Author: Heather Mac Donald

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594039690

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 5077

Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the “Ferguson effect”: Since the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, officers have been backing off of proactive policing, and criminals are becoming emboldened. This book expands on Mac Donald’s groundbreaking and controversial reporting on the Ferguson effect and the criminal-justice system. It deconstructs the central narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement: that racist cops are the greatest threat to young black males. On the contrary, it is criminals and gangbangers who are responsible for the high black homicide death rate. The War on Cops exposes the truth about officer use of force and explodes the conceit of “mass incarceration.” A rigorous analysis of data shows that crime, not race, drives police actions and prison rates. The growth of proactive policing in the 1990s, along with lengthened sentences for violent crime, saved thousands of minority lives. In fact, Mac Donald argues, no government agency is more dedicated to the proposition that “black lives matter” than today’s data-driven, accountable police department. Mac Donald gives voice to the many residents of high-crime neighborhoods who want proactive policing. She warns that race-based attacks on the criminal-justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law and putting lives at risk. This book is a call for a more honest and informed debate about policing, crime, and race.

Innovations in Federal Statistics

Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Improving Federal Statistics for Policy and Social Science Research Using Multiple Data Sources and State-of-the-Art Estimation Methods

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030945428X

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 8298

Federal government statistics provide critical information to the country and serve a key role in a democracy. For decades, sample surveys with instruments carefully designed for particular data needs have been one of the primary methods for collecting data for federal statistics. However, the costs of conducting such surveys have been increasing while response rates have been declining, and many surveys are not able to fulfill growing demands for more timely information and for more detailed information at state and local levels. Innovations in Federal Statistics examines the opportunities and risks of using government administrative and private sector data sources to foster a paradigm shift in federal statistical programs that would combine diverse data sources in a secure manner to enhance federal statistics. This first publication of a two-part series discusses the challenges faced by the federal statistical system and the foundational elements needed for a new paradigm.

Out of the Crucible

How the Us Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Arthur L. Kellermann,Eric Elster,Borden Institute

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160943621

Category: History

Page: 451

View: 7323

Out of the Crucible: How the U.S. Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan edited by Arthur L. Kellermann, MD and MPH, and Eric Elster, MD is now available by the US Army, Borden Institute. This comprehensive resource, part of the renowned Textbooks of Military Medicine series, documents one of the most extraordinary achievements in the history of American medicine - the dramatic advances in combat casualty care developed during Operations Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Each chapter is written by one or more military health professionals who played an important role in bringing the advancement to America's military health system. Written in plain English and amply illustrated with informative figures and photographs, Out of the Crucible engages and informs the American public and policy makers about how America's military health system, devised, tested and widely adopted numerous inventions, innovations, technologies that collectively produced the highest survival rate from battlefield trauma in the history of warfare.

Understanding Crime Statistics

Revisiting the Divergence of the NCVS and the UCR

Author: James P. Lynch,Lynn A. Addington

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462628

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 9598

In Understanding Crime Statistics, Lynch and Addington draw on the work of leading experts on U.S. crime statistics to provide much-needed research on appropriate use of this data. Specifically, the contributors explore the issues surrounding divergence in the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which have been the two major indicators of the level and of the change in level of crime in the United States for the past 30 years. This book examines recent changes in the UCR and the NCVS and assesses the effect these have had on divergence. By focusing on divergence, the authors encourage readers to think about how these data systems filter the reality of crime. Understanding Crime Statistics builds on this discussion of divergence to explain how the two data systems can be used as they were intended - in complementary rather than competitive ways.