Category: In Focus

In Focus – 2020 Election Issues

Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL collection that are highly relevant to current events. The following In Focus lists are related to issues surround the 2020 Presidential Election. Election Infodemic Safeguarding the Vote Voting in a Pandemic Voter Supression

In Focus: Supreme Court Nominations

New In Focus now available on Supreme Court Nominations. A collection of reports focused on the process and appointment of new justices to the Supreme Court of the United States.  The list includes information about the process as a whole, considerations for congressional members when a justice is nominated during election...

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In Focus: Policing Protests

New In Focus now available on Policing Protests. A collection of reports focused on police responses to protests across the country.  The comprehensive list includes research to help facilitate peaceful protests, policing policies that have worked well to contribute to successful and safe demonstrations, as well as lessons learned on how...

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In Focus: COVID Conspiracies

New In Focus now available on COVID Conspiracies. A collection of reports focused on the COVID-19-related conspiracy theory beliefs and the implications and negative consequences they can have on recovery. According to the Conspiracy Theory Handbook, conspiracy theories “tend to persist for a long time even when there is no decisive...

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In Focus: Contact Tracing

New In Focus now available on Contact Tracing. A collection of reports focused on the process of Contact Tracing, which is being able to identify, assess, and manage people who have been exposed to a disease to prevent further transmission. These reports aim to define contact tracing and to give guidance...

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In Focus: Police Reform

New In Focus now available on Police Reform. A collection of reports focused on the assessment of current policing procedures and recommendations for reform, in response to longstanding concerns over excessive use of force, disproportionate application to people of color, and how improved policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while...

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In Focus: Moral Injury

New In Focus now available on Moral Injury. A collection of reports focused on the recognition, assessment, and recommendations of coping with Moral Injury in first responders. The National Center for PTSD states moral injury can occur when, “in traumatic or unusually stressful circumstances, people may perpetrate, fail to prevent, or...

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In Focus: COVID-19: Reopening

New In Focus now available on COVID-19 Reopening. A collection of reports focused on guidance, recommendations, and action plans for reopening communities and businesses. There are still many variables to consider before fully opening up communities while continuing to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These reports offer roadmaps and...

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In Focus: Infodemic

New In Focus now available on Infodemic. A collection of reports focusing on the topic of infodemic, or the “over-abundance of information – some accurate and some not – that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it” (WHO). Infodemic can also lead...

In Focus: COVID-19 Journal Resources

New In Focus now available on COVID-19 Journal Resources. A collection of Journals who have made COVID-19 articles Open Access, or free of charge, as a commitment to making research and data on the disease easily accessible, at least while the pandemic is ongoing. Additionally, the list contains selected websites that have also...