The Justice Index 2016

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • May 17, 2016

Commencement week is a good time to remember that the law is about more than doctrine and rules–it’s also about creating a system of “Equal Justice Under Law.”  The Justice Index, a project of the National Center for Access …

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New York City–8.5 Million and More

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • March 29, 2016

If you think it’s been getting more and more crowded on the streets and expressways of New York City since you’ve been at Hofstra, you’re right.  The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest population statistics last week, revealing that the …

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CDC Wonder–Health Data for Research

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • January 12, 2016

Interested in health law, health policy, or public health topics?  You’ll probably need U.S. public health statistics and reports about key factors such as births and deaths, infant mortality, the prevalence and morbidity data for specific diseases, and vaccinations, nutrition, …

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World Happiness Report 2015

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • May 13, 2015

From my corner of the law library, I would bet that happiness means the end of finals (or the end of law school and the beginning of a new career) for most law students finishing up their exams this week.  …

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Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • April 1, 2015

Are you interested in federal criminal prosecution or defense?  Do you need reliable, current crime and sentencing statistics for a research paper or assignment?  The United States Sentencing Commission has just released its free, online 2014 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing

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New Study Reveals Data on Lynching

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • February 11, 2015

The extra-judicial practice of lynching in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is a subject of interest to many students of legal history and civil rights. But compiling the hard statistical data, the victims and the when and where …

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Turkey Data

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving weekend is a good time to focus on turkeys–and the surprising data available on the bird and the turkey industry from government web sites and trade associations.  Did you know, for example, that American turkeys have been getting bigger …

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Business Environment Snapshots

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • March 22, 2014

The World Bank has combined its own data with that of other publishers to produce Business Environment Snapshots, a free internet resource providing a measurement and analysis of the business climate in 183 countries (or,”economies”), with links to the …

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Working Conditions Laws: Global Report

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • February 16, 2014

Minimum wage and other working conditions are hot topics in the media lately.  Those looking for an international view of comparative working conditions laws, including wage, hour, maternity and annual leave laws in more than 150 countries, have an excellent …

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The Measure of America 2013-2014

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • June 23, 2013

There are hundreds if not thousands of reports published each year measuring the economic health of the United States–its gross national product, interest and employment rates, or growth in manufacturing.  This week a report was released that focuses not on …

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