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abandoned buildings

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abduction

USE:

ability

USE FOR:

  • talent

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Abolition movement

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the United States Abolition movement during the 1800s to end slavery.

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abortion

RELATED TERM(S):

abortion clinics

RELATED TERM(S):

abortion rights movement

USE:

absent without leave

USE:

absentee ballots

RELATED TERM(S):

absentee voters

RELATED TERM(S):

absentee votes

SCOPE NOTE(S): Votes cast by persons who are absent from their usual voting district and permitted to vote by mail.

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abuse

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abused children

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ACA

USE:

academic ability

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academic achievement

BROADER TERM(S):

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academic degrees

USE FOR:

  • college degrees

BROADER TERM(S):

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academic disciplines

NARROWER TERM(S):

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academic freedom

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academic guidance counseling

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academic libraries

BROADER TERM(S):

Academic Progress Rate

SCOPE NOTE(S): A metric established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to measure the success or failure of collegiate athletic teams in moving student athletes towards graduation.

USE FOR:

  • APR

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academic standards

BROADER TERM(S):

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academic tenure

USE FOR:

  • tenure

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access to arts

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access to care

USE:

access to information

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accessibility (for disabled)

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to those features or characteristics of facilities, programs, services, and technologies that allow them to be used by individuals with disabilities.

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accident prevention

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accidental death

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accidents

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accreditation (institutions)

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acculturation

SCOPE NOTE(S): Process of adopting cultural traits or social patterns of another group; also, a restructuring or blending of cultures resulting from this.

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achievement

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achievement tests

SCOPE NOTE(S): Tests used to measure knowledge, abilities, understanding, or skills acquired from academic work.

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ACLU

USE:

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

USE:

acquittals

SCOPE NOTE(S): Findings by a court that a defendant should not be held responsible for the offense tried for, and may be released from custody.

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active duty

RELATED TERM(S):

activism

SCOPE NOTE(S): The practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or social goals.

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activities of daily living

SCOPE NOTE(S): Basic personal care tasks used to measure functional ability in older adults.

USE FOR:

  • ADL

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actors

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acute myocardial infarction

SCOPE NOTE(S): medical term for an event commonly known as a heart attack.

USE:

ADAM

USE:

ADAM/DUF Program

SCOPE NOTE(S): A program that measures trends in drug use among persons arrested and booked in the United States.

USE FOR:

  • ADAM
  • Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring program
  • Drug Use Forecasting
  • DUF

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adaptation

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addiction

USE FOR:

  • chemical dependence

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ADEA

USE:

adjustment

NARROWER TERM(S):

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ADL

USE:

administration

NARROWER TERM(S):

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administrative costs

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administrative divisions

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administrative elites

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administrative records

USE:

administrators

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admissions policies

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adolescents

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to young people age 13 to 17.

USE FOR:

  • teenagers

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adopted children

RELATED TERM(S):

adoption

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adoption leave

SCOPE NOTE(S): An employee benefit that provides an adoptive parent paid or unpaid time off work to care for a newly adopted child.

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adoptive parents

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adult care services

USE FOR:

  • day care services

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adult children

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to adults in relationship to their parents; e.g. as caregivers of elderly or ill parents.

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adult education

SCOPE NOTE(S): Provision of learning opportunites to adults in professional, vocational, personal, and social development.

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adult literacy

BROADER TERM(S):

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adult offenders

BROADER TERM(S):

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adult reading programs

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adultery

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adults

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to persons age 18 or older.

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advertising

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advocacy

SCOPE NOTE(S): Active support for and representation of an individual, group or cause.

USE FOR:

  • citizen advocacy

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aerospace industry

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Affirmative Action

SCOPE NOTE(S): A policy to increase opportunities for women and minorities, particularly in the context of employment and education.

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affluence

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Affordable Care Act

SCOPE NOTE(S): A federal statute signed into law in March 2010 as a part of the health care reform agenda of the Obama administration.

USE FOR:

  • ACA

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Afghanistan War

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African Americans

SCOPE NOTE(S): Do not hyphenate.

USE FOR:

  • Afro-Americans
  • Black Americans
  • Blacks
  • Negroes

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African studies

BROADER TERM(S):

Afro-Americans

USE:

after school programs

BROADER TERM(S):

aftercare

SCOPE NOTE(S): Health care provided to a person after primary treatment is completed. Use also for follow-up services for treatment programs such as substance abuse treatment.

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age

BROADER TERM(S):

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age discrimination

USE FOR:

  • ageism

BROADER TERM(S):

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Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967-USA)

USE FOR:

  • ADEA

BROADER TERM(S):

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age groups

SCOPE NOTE(S): Select a more specific term from the list below.

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aged

USE:

ageism

USE:

Agency for International Development

USE FOR:

  • AID

aggravated assault

SCOPE NOTE(S): Unlawful application of physical force to another with the intention of committing an additional crime, or done with circumstances of peculiar outrage or atrocity.

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aggression

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aging

USE FOR:

  • old age

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aging population

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the increased proportion of the older adult population, as influenced by birth and death rates, and immigration.

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agrarian reform

USE FOR:

  • land reform

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agrarian workers

USE:

agribusiness

BROADER TERM(S):

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agricultural census

RELATED TERM(S):

agricultural development

RELATED TERM(S):

agricultural land

RELATED TERM(S):

agricultural markets

RELATED TERM(S):

agricultural organizations

RELATED TERM(S):

agricultural policy

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agricultural production

RELATED TERM(S):

agricultural productivity

RELATED TERM(S):

agricultural services

RELATED TERM(S):

agricultural workers

USE FOR:

  • agrarian workers

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agricultural zones

RELATED TERM(S):

agriculture

NARROWER TERM(S):

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AID

USE:

AIDS

USE FOR:

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

BROADER TERM(S):

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air bases

BROADER TERM(S):

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air pollution

BROADER TERM(S):

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air transportation

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

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air travel

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

aircraft

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

aircraft hijackings

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

aircraft security

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

airport security

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

airports

BROADER TERM(S):

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al Qaeda

RELATED TERM(S):

alarm systems

RELATED TERM(S):

Alaskan Natives

BROADER TERM(S):

alcohol

RELATED TERM(S):

alcohol abuse

SCOPE NOTE(S): Overuse or misuse of alcoholic beverages. Do not confuse with "alcoholism".

USE FOR:

  • problem drinking

BROADER TERM(S):

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alcohol consumption

RELATED TERM(S):

alcoholism

BROADER TERM(S):

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alienation

SCOPE NOTE(S): Loss of interrelatedness with others; estrangement of the individual from others and/or from prevailing values, goals, and expectations of society.

BROADER TERM(S):

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aliens

USE:

alimony

BROADER TERM(S):

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allergies

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Alliance for Progress

SCOPE NOTE(S): United States assistance program for Latin America; begun in 1961, intended to counter the appeal of revolutionary movements and politics, particularly communism; dissolved 1973.

alliances

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alternative energy

BROADER TERM(S):

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alternative medicine

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine, but is not based on evidence gathered with the scientific method. Alternative treatments are those that are not part of the conventional, science-based healthcare system.

BROADER TERM(S):

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alternatives to institutionalization

RELATED TERM(S):

altruism

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the act of helping by an individual that is intended to provide aid to someone else with no expectation of receiving something in return.

Alzheimers disease

SCOPE NOTE(S): A disease characterized by progressive loss of memory and or mental, social, and physical competance.

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ambition

RELATED TERM(S):

ambivalence

BROADER TERM(S):

ambulatory care

SCOPE NOTE(S): Includes a range of medical care and services provided to patients without admission into a health care facility (e.g. care given in a physician's office or an outpatient clinic).

USE FOR:

  • outpatient care

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American Bar Association

NARROWER TERM(S):

American Bar Foundation

SCOPE NOTE(S): Research arm of the American Bar Association.

BROADER TERM(S):

American Civil Liberties Union

USE FOR:

  • ACLU

American Civil War

BROADER TERM(S):

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American Colonies

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies to the period before the American Revolution (pre-1775).

USE FOR:

  • colonies

RELATED TERM(S):

American Council for the Arts

American Indians

USE:

American Jews

USE:

American Revolution

BROADER TERM(S):

Americans for Democratic Action

Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)

BROADER TERM(S):

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Amerindians

USE:

ammunition

RELATED TERM(S):

amnesty

SCOPE NOTE(S): A general pardon for offenses.

RELATED TERM(S):

amphetamines

BROADER TERM(S):

ancestry

USE:

anger

BROADER TERM(S):

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animal rights advocates

BROADER TERM(S):

anomie

SCOPE NOTE(S): A condition of an individual or society characterized by a breakdown or absence of norms and values or a sense of dislocation and alienation.

RELATED TERM(S):

anorexia nervosa

BROADER TERM(S):

Antebellum South (USA)

SCOPE NOTE(S): The southern region of the United States as it existed before the Civil War (1860).

RELATED TERM(S):

anthrax

RELATED TERM(S):

anthropology

BROADER TERM(S):

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anti-abortion movement

USE:

Anti-Corn League (UK)

SCOPE NOTE(S): Opposition to the British Corn Laws regulating domestic and foreign trade in grain; 1830s-1846.

RELATED TERM(S):

anti-nuclear movements

USE FOR:

  • nuclear freeze movement

BROADER TERM(S):

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anti-Semitism

RELATED TERM(S):

anti-stalking laws

RELATED TERM(S):

anti-terrorist laws

BROADER TERM(S):

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anti-war movements

BROADER TERM(S):

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antibiotics

BROADER TERM(S):

antidepressants

BROADER TERM(S):

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antitrust offenses

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

anxiety

BROADER TERM(S):

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Apartheid

SCOPE NOTE(S): System of racial segregation and political and economic discrimination against non-Europeans that operated in the Republic of South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s.

BROADER TERM(S):

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apartments

USE:

apathy

BROADER TERM(S):

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APEC

USE:

appeal procedures

SCOPE NOTE(S): Procedures by which a court may re-examine a case tried in a lower court and may confirm, modify, or reverse the lower court's decision.

RELATED TERM(S):

appeals court

USE:

appellate courts

SCOPE NOTE(S): Courts holding the authority to review and decide appeals.

USE FOR:

  • appeals court
  • court of appeals

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apprenticeships

RELATED TERM(S):

approval ratings

USE:

APR

USE:

aptitude

RELATED TERM(S):

Arab Americans

SCOPE NOTE(S): Do not hyphenate.

BROADER TERM(S):

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Arab Israeli conflict

BROADER TERM(S):

Arab Israeli relations

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Arab League

SCOPE NOTE(S): Political organization consisting of Arab nations; founded 1945.

Arab Spring

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the wave of demonstrations and protests, riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began December 2010.

RELATED TERM(S):

arbitration

RELATED TERM(S):

Area Agencies on Aging

SCOPE NOTE(S): Local agencies for coordinating the delivery of public and private sector programs for older Americans.

RELATED TERM(S):

area studies

SCOPE NOTE(S): Interdisciplinary study of a cultural, political, or geographic area.

BROADER TERM(S):

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armaments

BROADER TERM(S):

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armed conflict

BROADER TERM(S):

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armed forces

SCOPE NOTE(S): The combined military, naval, and air forces of a nation or group or nations.

USE FOR:

  • armed services

RELATED TERM(S):

armed robbery

BROADER TERM(S):

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armed services

USE:

armored vehicles

BROADER TERM(S):

armored vests

USE:

arms control

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

arms control agreements

RELATED TERM(S):

arms control negotiations

RELATED TERM(S):

arms embargo

RELATED TERM(S):

arms exports

RELATED TERM(S):

arms imports

RELATED TERM(S):

arms race

SCOPE NOTE(S): Competition between countries for superiority in quantity and quality of military weapons.

RELATED TERM(S):

arms sales

RELATED TERM(S):

arms smuggling

RELATED TERM(S):

arms trade

RELATED TERM(S):

arms transfers

RELATED TERM(S):

army posts

BROADER TERM(S):

arraignment

SCOPE NOTE(S): The appearance of the accused before a court where they are informed of the charges brought against them, and their plea is heard.

BROADER TERM(S):

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arrest procedures

RELATED TERM(S):

arrest rates

RELATED TERM(S):

arrest records

SCOPE NOTE(S): Official records of an individual's previous arrests and associated charges.

BROADER TERM(S):

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arrest warrants

USE FOR:

  • warrants

RELATED TERM(S):

Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring program

USE:

arrests

RELATED TERM(S):

arrondissements

SCOPE NOTE(S): Administrative district of certain large cities in France.

BROADER TERM(S):

arson

BROADER TERM(S):

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art fairs

RELATED TERM(S):

art galleries

RELATED TERM(S):

art institutions

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies to organizations and institutes that support the arts through education, instruction, or financing (e.g. National Endowment for the Arts).

RELATED TERM(S):

art museums

USE:

arthritis

BROADER TERM(S):

artist employment

BROADER TERM(S):

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artist unions

BROADER TERM(S):

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artists

NARROWER TERM(S):

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arts

NARROWER TERM(S):

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arts attendance

RELATED TERM(S):

arts audiences

RELATED TERM(S):

arts education

BROADER TERM(S):

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arts facilities

BROADER TERM(S):

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arts funding

RELATED TERM(S):

arts organizations

BROADER TERM(S):

arts participation

BROADER TERM(S):

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arts programs

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asbestos

BROADER TERM(S):

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

USE FOR:

  • APEC

Asian Americans

SCOPE NOTE(S): Do not hyphenate.

BROADER TERM(S):

aspirations

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assassination attempts

BROADER TERM(S):

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assassinations

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

assassins

BROADER TERM(S):

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assault

USE FOR:

  • physical assault

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

assault and battery

BROADER TERM(S):

assault weapons

BROADER TERM(S):

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assaults on police

BROADER TERM(S):

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asset forfeiture

RELATED TERM(S):

assisted living

SCOPE NOTE(S): Programs and facilities providing a range of supportive care services (e.g. accomodations, meals, personal care, housekeeping, transportation, recreational activities, etc.).

RELATED TERM(S):

assisted living facilities

RELATED TERM(S):

assisted suicide

SCOPE NOTE(S): The act of making the means of suicide available to a terminally ill person.

RELATED TERM(S):

assistive devices

SCOPE NOTE(S): Equipment, aids, self-help devices, furniture, medical devices or communications technologies designed to aid people with disabilities.

BROADER TERM(S):

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associate degrees

BROADER TERM(S):

associations

USE FOR:

  • voluntary associations

BROADER TERM(S):

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asthma

BROADER TERM(S):

astronauts

BROADER TERM(S):

asylum seekers

USE:

Atheism

BROADER TERM(S):

athletes

BROADER TERM(S):

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attitudes

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

attitudes toward aging

SCOPE NOTE(S): Includes how the elderly feel toward aging, and the attitudes of others toward aging and the elderly.

BROADER TERM(S):

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attitudes toward death

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

attorneys

USE FOR:

  • lawyers

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

authoritarianism

USE FOR:

  • despotism

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

authority

RELATED TERM(S):

authors

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

auto theft

USE FOR:

  • automobile theft

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

auto workers

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

automobile accidents

USE:

automobile expenses

RELATED TERM(S):

automobile industry

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

automobile insurance

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

automobile loans

USE FOR:

  • car loans

BROADER TERM(S):

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automobile ownership

RELATED TERM(S):

automobile production

RELATED TERM(S):

automobile sales

RELATED TERM(S):

automobile theft

USE:

automobile use

RELATED TERM(S):

automobiles

USE FOR:

  • cars

BROADER TERM(S):

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autopsy

SCOPE NOTE(S): The inspection of a body after death to determine the cause of death.

RELATED TERM(S):

babies

USE:

bachelors degrees

USE FOR:

  • college degrees

BROADER TERM(S):

backpacking

BROADER TERM(S):

bail

SCOPE NOTE(S): Procedure for releasing arrested persons, under a bond, on financial or other conditions to ensure their appearance for trial.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bail hearings

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bail jumping

RELATED TERM(S):

balance of payments

SCOPE NOTE(S): The difference between a nation's payments to foreign countries and its receipts from foreign countries.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

balance of trade

SCOPE NOTE(S): The difference in value between a country's imports and exports.

RELATED TERM(S):

balanced budget

RELATED TERM(S):

bank deposits

RELATED TERM(S):

bank failures

RELATED TERM(S):

bank robbery

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

banking

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bankruptcy

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bankruptcy reorganization

BROADER TERM(S):

banks

SCOPE NOTE(S): Financial institutions (such as the Bank of England or the U.S. Federal Reserve System) responsible for regulating the size of a nations money supply, cost of credit, and the foreign exchange value of its currency.

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barbiturates

BROADER TERM(S):

baseball

BROADER TERM(S):

basic skills

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to skills (such as reading and writing) that form the basis of later learning.

BROADER TERM(S):

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battered women

RELATED TERM(S):

battle casualties

USE:

behavior

USE:

behavior modification

SCOPE NOTE(S): Altering of behavior through the use of conditioning techniques.

RELATED TERM(S):

behavior problems

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

behavioral disorders

RELATED TERM(S):

beliefs

NARROWER TERM(S):

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beneficiaries

BROADER TERM(S):

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bereavement

USE:

Bible

BROADER TERM(S):

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bilingual education

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bilingualism

RELATED TERM(S):

bills

BROADER TERM(S):

bingo

BROADER TERM(S):

biographical data

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bioindicators

SCOPE NOTE(S): Designate conditions or diseases which are not accompanied by the specific metric. Bioindicators can be one of two indirect measurements which are reported by the respondent when questioned: "Has a doctor ever told you that you had ______(condition/disease)?" or "Have you ever had _______(condition/disease)?"

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biological warfare

RELATED TERM(S):

biological weapons

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

biomarkers

SCOPE NOTE(S): Define direct physical and/or mental measurements that require testing procedures on collected body matter. Examples: Buccal swabs, blood samples, radiology.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

biomaterials

SCOPE NOTE(S): A biomaterial is any non-drug material, natural or man-made, that comprises whole or part of a living structure or biomedical device which performs, augments, or replaces a natural function that has been lost through disease or injury. Examples include artificial limbs and organs, dental implants, tissue regeneration and repair, stem cells.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

biomeasures

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to direct biological measurements of physical and/or mental characteristics without obtaining an actual sample of body material. Examples: height, weight, blood pressure, BMI, and cognitive function.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

biotechnology

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the use of biological organisms, or processes to make or modify products.

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

bioterrorism

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bipolar disorder

SCOPE NOTE(S): A brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

RELATED TERM(S):

birth

USE FOR:

  • childbirth

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

birth certificates

USE:

birth control

USE FOR:

  • contraception

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

birth expectations

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to an expressed opinion regarding the number of children a woman or couple plan to have.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

birth history

USE:

birth rates

RELATED TERM(S):

birth records

USE FOR:

  • birth certificates

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bisexuality

SCOPE NOTE(S): Sexual behavior or orientation involving physical and/or romantic attraction to both males and females.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Black Americans

USE:

Black community

RELATED TERM(S):

Black militancy

RELATED TERM(S):

Black Muslims

RELATED TERM(S):

Black power

RELATED TERM(S):

Black White relations

RELATED TERM(S):

blackouts

RELATED TERM(S):

Blacks

USE:

blindness

BROADER TERM(S):

block grants

SCOPE NOTE(S): U.S. federal grants given to states for use in broad program areas such as social services, community services, health, and housing.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

blogs

SCOPE NOTE(S): A discussion or informational site published on the Web consisting of discrete entries typically displayed in reverse chronological order.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

blood diseases

USE:

blood disorders

USE FOR:

  • blood diseases

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

blue collar workers

SCOPE NOTE(S): Skilled, semi-skilled, or unskilled workers engaged in physical, rather than mental or social, work.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

BMI

USE:

boards of education

USE:

Boat People

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refugees who have fled their country by boat.

BROADER TERM(S):

body armor

USE FOR:

  • armored vests
  • bullet proof vests
  • protective vests

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

body height

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

body image

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

body mass index

SCOPE NOTE(S): A number calculated from a person's weight and height; provides a reliable indicator of body fatness.

USE FOR:

  • BMI

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

body weight

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bomb disposal equipment

RELATED TERM(S):

bombings

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bombs

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bone cancer

BROADER TERM(S):

boot camps

USE:

born-again Christians

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the state of having committed or recommitted to the Christian faith through an intensely religious experience.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

boroughs

BROADER TERM(S):

boys

BROADER TERM(S):

brain drain

SCOPE NOTE(S): A loss of trained professional personnel to another company or nation that offers greater opportunity.

BROADER TERM(S):

brand names

RELATED TERM(S):

breaking and entering

USE:

breast cancer

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

breast feeding

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bribery

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

British Parliament

BROADER TERM(S):

broadcasting

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

bronchitis

BROADER TERM(S):

budget cuts

RELATED TERM(S):

budget sequestration

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to a procedure in the United States that limits the size of the federal budget by imposing budget limits on departments and programs and automatic budget cuts when these limits are exceeded.

RELATED TERM(S):

budgets

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

building costs

USE:

bulimia

BROADER TERM(S):

bullet proof vests

USE:

bullying

RELATED TERM(S):

bureaucracy

RELATED TERM(S):

burglary

SCOPE NOTE(S): Unlawful entry of or trespass within a structure, with intent to commit larceny or a felony.

USE FOR:

  • breaking and entering

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

buses

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Bush Administration (1989-1993)

BROADER TERM(S):

Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009)

BROADER TERM(S):

business

RELATED TERM(S):

business conditions

RELATED TERM(S):

business cycles

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to a recurrent fluctuation in the total business activity of a country.

RELATED TERM(S):

business elites

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

business expenditures

BROADER TERM(S):

business leaders

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

business ownership

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

business revenue

BROADER TERM(S):

business sourcing

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to a number of business procurement practices aimed at finding, evaluating, and engaging suppliers of goods and services.

NARROWER TERM(S):

businesses

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

busing

USE:

buyout packages

SCOPE NOTE(S): Early retirement incentives or severance benefits offered to employees as an inducement to leave.

RELATED TERM(S):

Cabinet

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to a body of advisors to a chief of state who also serve as heads of government departments.

NARROWER TERM(S):

Cabinet appointments

BROADER TERM(S):

Cabinet nominations

BROADER TERM(S):

caffeine

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

campaign contributions

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

campaign expenditures

USE FOR:

  • campaign spending

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

campaign finance

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

campaign finance law

RELATED TERM(S):

campaign finance reform

RELATED TERM(S):

campaign finance reports

RELATED TERM(S):

campaign funds

RELATED TERM(S):

campaign issues

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

campaign literature

RELATED TERM(S):

campaign spending

USE:

campaign strategies

RELATED TERM(S):

campaigns

USE:

camping

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

campsites

RELATED TERM(S):

campus crime

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to crimes committed by, or against, students on college or university campuses.

campus unrest

RELATED TERM(S):

Canadian Parliament

BROADER TERM(S):

cancer

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

candidates

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cannabis

USE:

capital gains

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

capital punishment

SCOPE NOTE(S): Sentences requiring that the convicted offender be executed by lawful authority.

USE FOR:

  • death penalty
  • death sentence

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

capitalism

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

car loans

USE:

carcinogens

BROADER TERM(S):

cardiology

BROADER TERM(S):

cardiovascular disease

USE FOR:

  • heart disease

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

career change

RELATED TERM(S):

career choice

RELATED TERM(S):

career criminals

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

career development

RELATED TERM(S):

career expectations

RELATED TERM(S):

career goals

RELATED TERM(S):

career guidance

SCOPE NOTE(S): A range of programs designed to assist people in selecting, planning, and pursuing their careers.

RELATED TERM(S):

career history

RELATED TERM(S):

career planning

RELATED TERM(S):

careers

RELATED TERM(S):

caregiver burden

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the emotional, material, and physical strain associated with providing personal care for a mentally or physically incapacitated family member.

RELATED TERM(S):

caregivers

SCOPE NOTE(S): Individuals who provide personal care to others; includes professionals, nonprofessionals, and family members.

RELATED TERM(S):

cargo hijacking

USE:

cargo security

SCOPE NOTE(S): Protection of goods and materials in transit and in storage.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cargo shipments

SCOPE NOTE(S): Goods and materials shipped by air, sea, or land.

RELATED TERM(S):

carjacking

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

carpools

RELATED TERM(S):

cars

USE:

cartel

SCOPE NOTE(S): An international syndicate, combine, or trust formed especially to regulate prices and output in some field of business.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Carter Administration (1977-1981)

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cartography

USE:

case dismissal

SCOPE NOTE(S): Dismissal of a legal case resulting from the decision not to prosecute after the arrest.

RELATED TERM(S):

case management

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

case processing

SCOPE NOTE(S): The movement of a lawsuit or legal action through the legal system.

RELATED TERM(S):

caseloads

SCOPE NOTE(S): Number of cases handled by judges, probation and parole officers, correctional counselors, and other human services professionals at a given moment or over a specified period of time.

RELATED TERM(S):

cash payments

BROADER TERM(S):

casinos

RELATED TERM(S):

caste

BROADER TERM(S):

casualties

USE:

casualties of war

USE:

catastrophes

USE:

Catholic Church

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Catholic priests

BROADER TERM(S):

Catholicism

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Catholics

RELATED TERM(S):

causes of crime

RELATED TERM(S):

causes of death

RELATED TERM(S):

CCDF

USE:

CDP

USE:

celebrations

RELATED TERM(S):

celebrities

BROADER TERM(S):

cellular phones

BROADER TERM(S):

censorship

RELATED TERM(S):

CENSPAC

USE:

censure

census

RELATED TERM(S):

census county divisions

BROADER TERM(S):

census data

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Census Designated Places

USE FOR:

  • CDP

census divisions

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

census methods

RELATED TERM(S):

census records

RELATED TERM(S):

census regions

RELATED TERM(S):

Census Software Package

USE FOR:

  • CENSPAC

census tract level

RELATED TERM(S):

censuses

RELATED TERM(S):

central banks

SCOPE NOTE(S): Financial institutions (such as the Bank of England or the U.S. Federal Reserve System) responsible for regulating the size of a nations money supply, the cost of credit, and the foreign exchange value of its currency.

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Central Intelligence Agency

USE:

certification

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

certiorari

SCOPE NOTE(S): A petition by which a superior court can call up for review the record of a proceeding in an inferior (lower) court.

RELATED TERM(S):

charitable donations

USE FOR:

  • donations

RELATED TERM(S):

charities

RELATED TERM(S):

check payments

BROADER TERM(S):

chemical dependence

USE:

chemical industry

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

chemical spills

RELATED TERM(S):

chemical warfare

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

chemical weapons

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

chemotherapy

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Chernobyl accident

SCOPE NOTE(S): The 1986 accident at a nuclear power plant located at Chernobyl, Ukraine (former Soviet Union).

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

chewing tobacco

RELATED TERM(S):

child abuse

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

child advocacy

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the combined social, economic, and legal resources available for the purpose of ensuring that the individual child's basic rights and developmental needs are met and protected.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

child care

RELATED TERM(S):

Child Care and Development Fund

USE FOR:

  • CCDF

child custody

RELATED TERM(S):

child custody hearings

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

child development

RELATED TERM(S):

child health

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

child neglect

SCOPE NOTE(S): The failure of parents or caretakers to provide children with care essential for normal development.

RELATED TERM(S):

child nutrition

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

child pornography

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

child prostitution

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

child rearing

SCOPE NOTE(S): Care of children by parents, guardians, or other primary caregivers.

RELATED TERM(S):

child support

USE FOR:

  • child support payments

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

child support payments

USE:

child welfare

RELATED TERM(S):

childbirth

USE:

childhood

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

childlessness

RELATED TERM(S):

children

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to persons age 24 months to 12 years.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

chlorofluorocarbons

BROADER TERM(S):

Christian Coalition

SCOPE NOTE(S): Conservative Christian political organization founded 1989 by Pat Robertson; influential in the Republican Party.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Christian Democrats

BROADER TERM(S):

Christianity

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Christmas

BROADER TERM(S):

chronic disabilities

BROADER TERM(S):

chronic illnesses

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

chronic offenders

USE:

church attendance

RELATED TERM(S):

church buildings

USE FOR:

  • churches

RELATED TERM(S):

church groups

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to social and/or charitable groups composed of individuals who are members of the same church; do not confuse with "church membership".

RELATED TERM(S):

church membership

RELATED TERM(S):

church state separation

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the U.S. separation of religious and governing institutions.

RELATED TERM(S):

churches

USE:

CIA

USE FOR:

  • Central Intelligence Agency

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cities

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

citizen advocacy

USE:

citizen arrests

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

citizen attitudes

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

citizen crime reporting

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

citizen grievances

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to dissatisfaction with and complaints against police, law enforcement, and the criminal justice system.

RELATED TERM(S):

citizen participation

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

citizen patrols

RELATED TERM(S):

citizens

RELATED TERM(S):

citizenship

RELATED TERM(S):

city councils

RELATED TERM(S):

city government

USE:

city planning

USE:

civic engagement

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern; a means of working together to make a difference in the civil life of communities.

RELATED TERM(S):

civics

SCOPE NOTE(S): Area of study that focuses on the philosophical, political, social, and historical aspects of government and citizenship.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

civil courts

BROADER TERM(S):

civil defense

SCOPE NOTE(S): Plans or activities organized by civilian authorities for the protection of civilian populations and properties in times of disasters or emergencies.

RELATED TERM(S):

civil disobedience

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refusal to obey certain governmental laws in an effort to change them or influence policy; characterized by nonviolent methods.

RELATED TERM(S):

civil disorders

SCOPE NOTE(S): Social and political conflict occurring within a country.

USE FOR:

  • civil disturbances
  • civil strife

RELATED TERM(S):

civil disturbances

USE:

civil law

SCOPE NOTE(S): The body of laws dealing with the private rights of citizens, and regulating private matters as distinct from criminal, political, or military matters.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

civil liberties

USE:

civil protection orders

USE:

civil rights

USE FOR:

  • civil liberties
  • constitutional rights

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Civil Rights Act (1964-USA)

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

civil rights movement

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

civil service

RELATED TERM(S):

civil society

RELATED TERM(S):

civil strife

USE:

civil union

SCOPE NOTE(S): A legally recognized union between two persons of the same biological sex; similar to marriage, but not recognized as a 'marriage'.

RELATED TERM(S):

civil wars

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

civilians

RELATED TERM(S):

class consciousness

RELATED TERM(S):

class identity

SCOPE NOTE(S): An internalized sense of belonging to a particular social class.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

class size

RELATED TERM(S):

classical music

BROADER TERM(S):

classified information

RELATED TERM(S):

classroom environment

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cleaning

BROADER TERM(S):

clearance rates

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the percentage of crimes known to the police which the police believe have been solved.

BROADER TERM(S):

clemency

SCOPE NOTE(S): The showing of forgiveness or leniency in the judgement of an offense or in establishing punishment.

RELATED TERM(S):

clergy

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

client characteristics

SCOPE NOTE(S): Socioeconomic,cultural, psychological, physical, etc. characteristics of persons seeking professional services.

RELATED TERM(S):

client management classification

SCOPE NOTE(S): An interview tool used to classify according to risk assessment.

USE FOR:

  • CMC

RELATED TERM(S):

client relations

RELATED TERM(S):

client satisfaction

RELATED TERM(S):

clients

RELATED TERM(S):

climate

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

climate change

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Clinton Administration (1993-2001)

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cloning

BROADER TERM(S):

clothing

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

clubs

SCOPE NOTE(S): Social or activity clubs (e.g. 4-H Club, investors clubs, Boy Scouts, etc.)

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

CMC

USE:

CMSAs

USE:

coal

BROADER TERM(S):

cocaine

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cognition

SCOPE NOTE(S): Intellectual functions and mental processes by which an individual becomes aware of and expresses thoughts, perceptions, understanding, reason, judgement, etc.

NARROWER TERM(S):

cognitive functioning

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the level of mental or intellectual functioning.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cognitive impairment

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to disturbances or reduction in mental processes related to thinking, reasoning, judgement, and memory.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cognitive processes

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cohabit

SCOPE NOTE(S): To live together in a sexual relationship without being legally married.

RELATED TERM(S):

Cold War

SCOPE NOTE(S): Post-World War II political, military, and ideological rivalry between Western capitalist nations led by the United States, and Eastern communist nations led by the (former) Soviet Union.

RELATED TERM(S):

collective bargaining

USE FOR:

  • labor negotiations
  • wage negotiations

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

college activities

RELATED TERM(S):

college degrees

USE:

college faculty

USE FOR:

  • professors

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

college freshmen

BROADER TERM(S):

college graduates

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

college presidents

RELATED TERM(S):

college students

USE FOR:

  • university students

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

college trustees

RELATED TERM(S):

colleges

SCOPE NOTE(S): Degree-granting institutions of higher education, generally limited to undergraduate bachelors degree.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

colon cancer

BROADER TERM(S):

colonialism

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

colonies

USE:

combat

RELATED TERM(S):

combat casualties

USE:

commerce

USE:

commercial areas

USE:

commercial districts

USE FOR:

  • commercial areas

RELATED TERM(S):

commercial theft

SCOPE NOTE(S): Larceny, burglary, or robbery that specifically targets commercial establishments and products.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

commodities

SCOPE NOTE(S): A broad term incorporating any articles of commerce; generally refers to raw or semi-processed good such as grain, agricultural produce, or precious metals.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Common Market

USE:

communes

SCOPE NOTE(S): The smallest administrative district of many countries; governed by a mayor and municipal council.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

communicable diseases

SCOPE NOTE(S): Diseases capable of being transmitted by bodily contact with an infected person or object.

USE FOR:

  • contagious diseases
  • infectious diseases

RELATED TERM(S):

communication

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

communications systems

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

communism

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Communist Party

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

communist threat

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

communities

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

community colleges

SCOPE NOTE(S): Public, post-secondary institutions offering two year programs that generally include a comprehensive curriculum with transfer, occupational, general education, and adult education components.

USE FOR:

  • junior colleges

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

community decision making

RELATED TERM(S):

community development

RELATED TERM(S):

community elites

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

community health

RELATED TERM(S):

community involvement

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to social actions by citizen groups and individuals to develop and support programs designed to deter and control crime in the community.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

community leaders

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

community organizations

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

community participation

RELATED TERM(S):

community policing

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

community power

RELATED TERM(S):

community service programs

SCOPE NOTE(S): Court ordered program requiring a convicted offender to perform unpaid work in the community as a supplement or an alternative to imprisonment.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

commuted sentences

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to changing a prison sentence or other penalty to another less severe.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

commuting (travel)

RELATED TERM(S):

comorbidity

RELATED TERM(S):

companies

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

comparable worth

SCOPE NOTE(S): The concept that a woman's and man's pay should be equal for comparable jobs.

RELATED TERM(S):

compassion

BROADER TERM(S):

compensation

SCOPE NOTE(S): Something given or received as payment for services, debt, loss, injury, etc.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

competence

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

competency based education

SCOPE NOTE(S): An educational system designed to emphasize the learning and demonstration of specified knowledge, skills, etc., considered central to a particular career, activity, or task.

RELATED TERM(S):

composting

BROADER TERM(S):

comprehension

RELATED TERM(S):

Compstat

SCOPE NOTE(S): A crime analysis and law enforcement management process employed by police departments.

RELATED TERM(S):

computer aided mapping

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

computer crime

USE:

computer industry

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

computer literacy

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

computer programs

RELATED TERM(S):

computer related crimes

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

computer science

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

computer security

USE:

computer simulation

RELATED TERM(S):

computer software

RELATED TERM(S):

computer use

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

computers

RELATED TERM(S):

concerts

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Confederacy (USA)

USE:

Confederate Congresses (USA)

SCOPE NOTE(S): Congress composed of representatives of each of the eleven southern states that had seceded from the United States.

RELATED TERM(S):

Confederate states

USE:

Confederate States of America

SCOPE NOTE(S): The group of eleven southern states that seceded from the United States between 1860-1861.

USE FOR:

  • Confederacy (USA)
  • Confederate states

RELATED TERM(S):

confessions (law)

SCOPE NOTE(S): Oral or written declarations made by a person stating that he or she has committed a crime, or taken part in events being investigated.

RELATED TERM(S):

confirmation hearings

RELATED TERM(S):

conflict

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

conflict resolution

USE FOR:

  • dispute settlement

RELATED TERM(S):

conflicts of interest

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

conformity

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

congregations

USE:

Congress

USE:

Congress on Racial Equality

SCOPE NOTE(S): Civil rights organization founded in 1942. Dedicated to the use of non-violent direct action in an effort to promote better race relations and end racial discrimination in the United States.

USE FOR:

  • CORE

congressional apportionment

USE:

congressional campaigns

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies to campaigns for elected office in either the United States Senate or the United States House of Representatives.

RELATED TERM(S):

congressional candidates

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies to candidates running for office in either the United States Senate or the United States House of Representatives.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

congressional committees

RELATED TERM(S):

congressional districts

USE FOR:

  • congressional apportionment
  • congressional reapportionment
  • congressional redistricting

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

congressional elections

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to to national elections for both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. For state-level congressional elections see "state elections".

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

congressional elections (US House)

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies only to national elections for the United States House of Representatives.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

congressional elections (US Senate)

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies only to national elections for the United States Senate.

USE FOR:

  • senatorial elections

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

congressional hearings

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies to hearings conducted by the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate, or both.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

congressional investigations

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

congressional reapportionment

USE:

congressional redistricting

USE:

congressional voting

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies to votes cast by members of the United States congress.

RELATED TERM(S):

conscientious objection

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refusal on moral or religious grounds to bear arms in a military conflict or to serve in the armed forces.

RELATED TERM(S):

conservation

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

conservatism

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Conservative Party

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

consolidated metropolitan statistical areas

SCOPE NOTE(S): Part of the standardized set of identification codes for metropolitan areas in the United States and Puerto Rico.

USE FOR:

  • CMSAs
  • standard consolidated statistical areas

BROADER TERM(S):

constituencies

RELATED TERM(S):

constituent relations

RELATED TERM(S):

constitutional amendments

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

constitutional change

RELATED TERM(S):

constitutional law

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

constitutional rights

USE:

constitutions

RELATED TERM(S):

construction costs

USE FOR:

  • building costs

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

construction industry

BROADER TERM(S):

consumer advocates

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

consumer affairs

RELATED TERM(S):

consumer assets

RELATED TERM(S):

consumer attitudes

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

consumer behavior

USE FOR:

  • consumer habits

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

consumer expectations

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

consumer expenditures

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

consumer habits

USE:

consumer income

USE:

consumer loans

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

consumer price index

RELATED TERM(S):

consumer protection

RELATED TERM(S):

consumer purchases

USE:

consumers

RELATED TERM(S):

consumption

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

contagious diseases

USE:

contamination

RELATED TERM(S):

contempt of court

SCOPE NOTE(S): Any act which is calculated to embarrass, hinder, or obstruct the court in administering justice, or which is calculated to lessen its authority or dignity.

NARROWER TERM(S):

contested elections

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Continental Congresses (USA)

SCOPE NOTE(S): Congresses composed of representatives of the thirteen American colonies in the pre-Revolution period (pre-1750).

RELATED TERM(S):

continuing education

SCOPE NOTE(S): Education programs designed to offer specific learning opportunities for adults seeking academic or occupational development.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

contraception

USE:

Contragate

USE:

control

RELATED TERM(S):

controlled drugs

SCOPE NOTE(S): Drugs subject to legal control and regulation of their manufacture, distribution, sale, availability, and possession.

USE FOR:

  • narcotics

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

convicted offender incapacitation

USE FOR:

  • incapacitation

RELATED TERM(S):

conviction rates

RELATED TERM(S):

conviction records

SCOPE NOTE(S): Records of an offenders past convictions for crimes.

USE FOR:

  • criminal records
  • prior records

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

convictions (law)

SCOPE NOTE(S): Findings by a court that hold a defendant guilty and responsible for the criminal offense charged with.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cooking

BROADER TERM(S):

coping

RELATED TERM(S):

copyright

RELATED TERM(S):

CORE

USE:

Corn Laws (UK)

SCOPE NOTE(S): British laws regulating domestic and foreign trade in grain; repealed in 1846.

RELATED TERM(S):

coroners

SCOPE NOTE(S): Public officers whose chief function is the investigation of any death not clearly resulting from natural causes.

USE FOR:

  • medical examiners

RELATED TERM(S):

corporal punishment

BROADER TERM(S):

corporate behavior

RELATED TERM(S):

corporate crime

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

corporate debt

BROADER TERM(S):

corporate earnings

RELATED TERM(S):

corporate influence

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to political and economic influence corporations have on government/political policy making.

RELATED TERM(S):

corporate mergers

RELATED TERM(S):

corporate profits

RELATED TERM(S):

corporate reorganization

RELATED TERM(S):

corporate responsibility

RELATED TERM(S):

corporate sentencing

SCOPE NOTE(S): Sentencing guidelines to set corporate fines based on characteristics and level of involvement in the offense committed.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

corporate takeovers

RELATED TERM(S):

corporations

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

correctional classification

SCOPE NOTE(S): Schemas used to categorize or classify offenders and offenses.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

correctional education

SCOPE NOTE(S): Educational programs provided for adults or youth in correctional institutions.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

correctional facilities

SCOPE NOTE(S): Includes short-term facilities (jails) and long-term facilities.

USE FOR:

  • prisons

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

correctional facilities (adults)

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

correctional facilities (juveniles)

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

correctional guards

USE FOR:

  • prison guards

RELATED TERM(S):

correctional officers

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

correctional reform

RELATED TERM(S):

correctional system

RELATED TERM(S):

corrections

SCOPE NOTE(S): The various methods (such as sentencing, incarceration, parole, and probation) by which society deals with convicted offenders.

RELATED TERM(S):

corrections management

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

corruption

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cost benefit analysis

USE:

cost effectiveness

SCOPE NOTE(S): Evaluation of the financial gains and losses associated with various decisions, outcomes, or actions.

USE FOR:

  • cost benefit analysis

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cost of living

RELATED TERM(S):

cost of living indexes

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

costs

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Council of Europe

SCOPE NOTE(S): Organization composed of 40 European nations; founded in 1949 to protect democracy and human rights and promote cooperation among nations on cultural and social issues.

counseling

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

counseling services

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

countercultures

RELATED TERM(S):

counterintelligence

SCOPE NOTE(S): Activities of an intelligence service or agency engaged in thwarting subversive or intelligence-gathering efforts of a foreign power.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

counterterrorism

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to practices and strategies adopted by governments, militaries, and police departments in response to real or imputed terrorist threats and acts.

RELATED TERM(S):

counties

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

countries

USE:

county courts

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

county government

USE:

coup d'etat

SCOPE NOTE(S): A sudden and decisive action in politics, resulting in a change in government illegally or by force.

USE FOR:

  • military coups

RELATED TERM(S):

couples

USE:

course content

RELATED TERM(S):

courses

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

court appointed attorney

USE:

court appointed counsel

USE:

court cases

RELATED TERM(S):

court costs

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

court of appeals

USE:

court orders

SCOPE NOTE(S): Directions of a court or judge made in writing, and not included in a judgement.

RELATED TERM(S):

court system

RELATED TERM(S):

courtroom proceedings

RELATED TERM(S):

courts

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

courts martial

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to a military court with jurisdiction over armed forces personnel charged with breaking military law, as well as a trial conducted by such a court.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

covert operations

SCOPE NOTE(S): Clandestine state-sponsored activities designed to influence and/or alter foreign governments, events, organizations, or persons.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crack cocaine

BROADER TERM(S):

Creationism

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

credentials

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

credit

RELATED TERM(S):

credit card debt

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

credit card payments

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

credit card use

RELATED TERM(S):

credit unions

BROADER TERM(S):

crime

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crime control

RELATED TERM(S):

crime control policies

SCOPE NOTE(S): Overall criminal justice policies within a society, country, state, etc. for controlling or reducing crime.

RELATED TERM(S):

crime control programs

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crime costs

SCOPE NOTE(S): Includes the economic and social costs for the prevention and detection of criminal acts, the corrective treatment of offenders, the losses caused by criminal acts, and the costs incurred for protection against criminal acts.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crime impact

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the impact a crime has on victims (e.g. physical injuries, financial losses, psychological effects, behavioral effects).

RELATED TERM(S):

crime in schools

RELATED TERM(S):

crime laboratories

RELATED TERM(S):

crime mapping

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crime patterns

USE FOR:

  • crime trends

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crime prediction

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crime prevention

RELATED TERM(S):

crime rates

RELATED TERM(S):

crime reduction

RELATED TERM(S):

crime reporting

SCOPE NOTE(S): Reporting of crimes by victims, witnesses, or law enforcement.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crime statistics

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to statistics on crimes only; excludes non-criminal and civil offenses.

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Crime Stoppers programs

SCOPE NOTE(S): A strategy for crime control combining cooperative efforts of the community, the media, and law enforcement.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crime trends

USE:

crimes

USE:

criminal courts

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

criminal histories

SCOPE NOTE(S): Official records of a convicted offenders' arrests, charges, court actions, convictions, imprisonment, probation, and parole.

USE FOR:

  • criminal records

RELATED TERM(S):

criminal investigations

USE FOR:

  • police investigations

RELATED TERM(S):

criminal justice policy

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

criminal justice programs

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

criminal justice system

RELATED TERM(S):

criminal law

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

criminal offenses

USE:

criminal records

USE:

criminality

RELATED TERM(S):

criminality prediction

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

criminals

USE:

crisis intervention

SCOPE NOTE(S): Actions taken to resolve a crisis situation, using social services, law enforcement, or counseling.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crisis management

SCOPE NOTE(S): Implementation of processes designed to prevent, alleviate, or resolve crisis situations.

RELATED TERM(S):

crop income

RELATED TERM(S):

crop loss

RELATED TERM(S):

crop production

RELATED TERM(S):

crop value

RELATED TERM(S):

crops

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

crosscultural differences

RELATED TERM(S):

crosscultural perceptions

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Cuban Americans

SCOPE NOTE(S): Do not hyphenate.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Cuban Missile Crisis

SCOPE NOTE(S): Major Cold War confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union stemming from the Soviet Union's secret installation of ballistic missiles in Cuba and the subsequent US naval blockade of Cuba; 1962.

RELATED TERM(S):

Cuban Revolution

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cultural attitudes

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cultural conflict

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cultural diversity

RELATED TERM(S):

cultural identity

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cultural influences

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cultural perceptions

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cultural pluralism

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the coexistence of a number of culturally differentiated groups within a larger society.

RELATED TERM(S):

cultural traditions

RELATED TERM(S):

cultural values

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

culture change

RELATED TERM(S):

curfew

SCOPE NOTE(S): An order calling for the withdrawal of persons from public places by a stated time.

RELATED TERM(S):

currencies

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

currency devaluation

RELATED TERM(S):

curriculum

SCOPE NOTE(S): A structured series of related courses intended to result in specific learning experiences and achievements.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

curriculum based assessment

SCOPE NOTE(S): Direct measurement of student performance on classroom curriculum to determine student instructional needs.

RELATED TERM(S):

curriculum design

RELATED TERM(S):

curriculum evaluation

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

cyber crime

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to crime conducted via the Internet or some other computer network.

USE FOR:

  • computer crime

RELATED TERM(S):

cyber security

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to a body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.

USE FOR:

  • computer security

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

dance

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

dance companies

RELATED TERM(S):

dancers

BROADER TERM(S):

data

NARROWER TERM(S):

databases

RELATED TERM(S):

dating (social)

RELATED TERM(S):

daughters

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

day care services

USE:

deafness

USE:

death

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

death certificates

USE:

death counseling

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

death of spouse

RELATED TERM(S):

death penalty

USE:

death rates

USE:

death records

USE FOR:

  • death certificates

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

death row inmates

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

death sentence

USE:

deaths

USE:

debt

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

debtor-creditor laws

RELATED TERM(S):

decision making

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

decriminalization

SCOPE NOTE(S): Removal of criminal penalties from acts previously defined as crimes.

RELATED TERM(S):

Deep South

USE:

defendants

SCOPE NOTE(S): Persons who are being sued in a civil action or are being prosecuted in a criminal action.

RELATED TERM(S):

defense (law)

SCOPE NOTE(S): Matters of fact or law, claimed by the defendant at a court proceeding, supporting their innocense or refuting the case of the prosecution.

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

defense (military)

RELATED TERM(S):

defense budget

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

defense contracts

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

defense counsel

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Defense Department

USE:

defense industries

RELATED TERM(S):

defense policy

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

defense spending

RELATED TERM(S):

deforestation

BROADER TERM(S):

deinstitutionalization

SCOPE NOTE(S): Processes, programs, and services emphasizing out-of-hospital treatments and/or community residence of chronic psychiatric or disabled patients.

RELATED TERM(S):

delegates

NARROWER TERM(S):

delinquency

USE:

delinquent behavior

USE FOR:

  • delinquency

RELATED TERM(S):

dementia

SCOPE NOTE(S): Organic mental disorders characterized by a deterioration of intellectual functions.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

democracy

BROADER TERM(S):

Democratic Convention

USE:

Democratic National Convention

USE FOR:

  • Democratic Convention

RELATED TERM(S):

Democratic Party (USA)

BROADER TERM(S):

Democratic Socialist Party

BROADER TERM(S):

demographic characteristics

USE FOR:

  • demographic indicators
  • demographics

RELATED TERM(S):

demographic fluctuations

demographic indicators

USE:

demographic statistics

BROADER TERM(S):

demographics

USE:

demography

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

demonstrators

RELATED TERM(S):

dental health

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

dentists

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Department of Defense

USE:

department stores

RELATED TERM(S):

departments

RELATED TERM(S):

dependents

RELATED TERM(S):

deportation

RELATED TERM(S):

depression

USE:

depression (economic)

SCOPE NOTE(S): A period during which business, employment, and stock market values decline severely.

USE FOR:

  • depression
  • economic depression

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

depression (psychology)

USE FOR:

  • depression
  • manic depression

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

deregulation

RELATED TERM(S):

desegregation

SCOPE NOTE(S): To eliminate racial or other types of segregation.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

desertification

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

desertion

USE:

despotism

USE:

detente

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to a relaxing of tensions between nations; a peaceful coexistence.

RELATED TERM(S):

detention

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the confinement of persons for any reason other than that of serving a sentence.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

deterrence

SCOPE NOTE(S): Use for both crime prevention and military policy. "Deterrence" refers to a strategy whereby the threat of punishment or retaliation is expected to forestall the criminal act or military assault.

RELATED TERM(S):

detoxification

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Detroit riots (1967)

BROADER TERM(S):

developing countries

USE:

developing nations

USE FOR:

  • developing countries
  • underdeveloped countries

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

developmentally disabled

SCOPE NOTE(S): Physical or mental disabilities that begin at birth or at an early age that significantly hinder or delay normal development or functioning.

USE FOR:

  • mentally handicapped
  • mentally retarded

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

deviance

SCOPE NOTE(S): Behavior departing markedly from the social, ethical, or moral norms of society.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

diabetes

BROADER TERM(S):

diagnosis

USE:

dictatorship

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

diet

RELATED TERM(S):

digestive disorders

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

digital communications

RELATED TERM(S):

digital preservation

BROADER TERM(S):

diplomacy

RELATED TERM(S):

diplomatic immunity

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

diplomats

RELATED TERM(S):

disabilities

SCOPE NOTE(S): Physical, mental, or sensory impairments that render major life activities more difficult.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

disability discrimination

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

disability income

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

disabled persons

USE FOR:

  • handicapped

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

disarmament

RELATED TERM(S):

disaster relief

RELATED TERM(S):

disasters

USE FOR:

  • catastrophes
  • natural disasters

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

discrimination

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

disease

USE FOR:

  • medical conditions

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

disease prevention

RELATED TERM(S):

disenfranchisement

RELATED TERM(S):

disinformation

SCOPE NOTE(S): False and misleading information publicly or secretly released by a government to the news media or to rival intelligence agencies.

RELATED TERM(S):

dislocated workers

USE:

disorderly conduct

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

displaced workers

SCOPE NOTE(S): Workers who are unemployed as a result of economic change, such as plant closings, mergers, and business failures, or changing technology.

USE FOR:

  • dislocated workers

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

disposable income

SCOPE NOTE(S): Personal income that remains after taxes and expenses are paid.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

disposition (legal)

RELATED TERM(S):

dispute settlement

USE:

dissatisfaction

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

dissent

USE FOR:

  • protest

RELATED TERM(S):

dissertations

RELATED TERM(S):

distribution

RELATED TERM(S):

district attorneys

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

district courts

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

distrust

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

diversion programs

SCOPE NOTE(S): Programs of a treatment, counseling, or mediation nature that are initiated before, or instead of criminal or juvenile adjudication; designed to aid alleged offenders.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

divorce

RELATED TERM(S):

divorce rates

RELATED TERM(S):

DNA evidence

USE:

DNA fingerprinting

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the analysis of DNA from a sample of blood, hair, tissue, etc. for the positive identification of a perpetrator or a victim of a crime.

USE FOR:

  • DNA evidence

RELATED TERM(S):

doctor patient relationship

USE:

doctor visits

RELATED TERM(S):

doctoral degrees

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

doctoral programs

SCOPE NOTE(S): University-based programs of study leading to a doctoral degree.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

doctors

USE:

dollar (USA)

BROADER TERM(S):

domestic assault

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

domestic markets

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

domestic partnership

SCOPE NOTE(S): A legal or personal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are neither joined by marriage or a civil union. Domestic partnerships may involve either different-sex or same-sex couples.

RELATED TERM(S):

domestic policy

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

domestic relations

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies to the family and home environment.

RELATED TERM(S):

domestic responsibilities

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies to maintenance of the home environment.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

domestic trade

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

domestic violence

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

donations

USE:

double jeopardy

SCOPE NOTE(S): The act of prosecuting a person a second time for the same offense; prohibited by the fifth ammendment of the U.S. Constitution.

RELATED TERM(S):

downsizing

SCOPE NOTE(S): Reduction in an organizations' workforce through layoffs and early retirement incentive packages.

RELATED TERM(S):

draft

USE:

draft cards

RELATED TERM(S):

draft dodgers

USE:

draft resisters

USE FOR:

  • draft dodgers

RELATED TERM(S):

dreams

RELATED TERM(S):

drinking age

USE FOR:

  • legal drinking age

RELATED TERM(S):

drinking behavior

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drive-by shootings

USE FOR:

  • drive-bys

RELATED TERM(S):

drive-bys

USE:

driving habits

RELATED TERM(S):

driving under the influence

SCOPE NOTE(S): Driving or operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs

USE FOR:

  • drunk driving

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

dropouts

USE:

droughts

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug abuse

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug addiction

USE:

drug costs

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug courts

SCOPE NOTE(S): Special courts responsible for handling cases of nonviolent substance abusing offenders, diverting them from prison into treatment.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug dependence

USE FOR:

  • drug addiction

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug dispensing

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the preparation, packaging, labelling, record keeping, and transfer of a prescription drug to a patient or medical professional responsible for administering the drug.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug education

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug enforcement

USE:

drug industry

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug law enforcement

USE FOR:

  • drug enforcement

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug law offenses

SCOPE NOTE(S): Violations of drug laws which regulate the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, and use of controlled drugs. Do not confuse with "drug related crimes".

USE FOR:

  • drug offenses

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug laws

SCOPE NOTE(S): The control of drug availability through regulation or restriction of their manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, and use.

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug legalization

RELATED TERM(S):

drug offender profiles

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug offenders

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug offenses

USE:

drug overdose

RELATED TERM(S):

drug possession

RELATED TERM(S):

drug regulation

RELATED TERM(S):

drug related crimes

SCOPE NOTE(S): Offenses committed to financially support drug dependency, or committed while under the influence of a controlled drug.

RELATED TERM(S):

drug sales

USE:

drug testing

SCOPE NOTE(S): Determining the presence of drug traces in the body.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug traffic

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the sale, movement, or possession of illegal or controlled drugs.

USE FOR:

  • drug sales

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug treatment

SCOPE NOTE(S): Programs for drug dependent persons which provide a range of counseling, rehabilitation, and social services in addition to detoxification.

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drug use

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Drug Use Forecasting

USE:

drugs

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

drunk driving

USE:

drunkenness

RELATED TERM(S):

dual career couples

RELATED TERM(S):

dual career families

SCOPE NOTE(S): A family in which both spouses maintain full-time employment outside the home.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

due process

SCOPE NOTE(S): The administration and application of accepted laws and legal procedures without prejudice to all citizens.

RELATED TERM(S):

DUF

USE:

durable goods

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to manufactured goods such as household appliances that are not consumed in use and can be used for a period of time.

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Dutch Parliament

BROADER TERM(S):

dying

RELATED TERM(S):

E-commerce

USE:

early childhood education

SCOPE NOTE(S): Activities and experiences intended to effect developmental changes in children from birth to grade 3 of elementary school.

USE FOR:

  • preschool education

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Early Head Start

RELATED TERM(S):

early life conditions

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the effects of health conditions in childhood on an individual's health and mortality risks as an adult.

RELATED TERM(S):

early release programs

SCOPE NOTE(S): The release of a person from prison prior to completion of the sentence imposed; a response to prison overcrowding.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

early retirement

RELATED TERM(S):

earned degrees

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to postsecondary formal education degrees.

RELATED TERM(S):

earthquakes

BROADER TERM(S):

eating disorders

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

eating habits

RELATED TERM(S):

econometrics

SCOPE NOTE(S): Use of statistical and mathematical methods in the analysis of economic problems and theories.

USE FOR:

  • economic measurement

RELATED TERM(S):

economic activity

RELATED TERM(S):

economic aid

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic behavior

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic change

RELATED TERM(S):

economic conditions

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic crises

RELATED TERM(S):

economic depression

USE:

economic development

RELATED TERM(S):

economic expansion

RELATED TERM(S):

economic forecasting

BROADER TERM(S):

economic growth

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic growth rate

USE FOR:

  • growth rate

BROADER TERM(S):

economic history

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic indicators

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic integration

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic issues

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic measurement

USE:

economic models

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic planning

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic policy

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic recovery

RELATED TERM(S):

economic reform

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

economic sanctions

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic sectors

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economic systems

economic trends

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

economics

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

education

SCOPE NOTE(S): Use more specific term(s) from the list below.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

education costs

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

education expenditures

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

education reform

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational administration

SCOPE NOTE(S): Applies to both the activities involved in managing human and material resources in an educational setting and to the study of this process.

USE FOR:

  • school administration

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational administrators

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational assessment

SCOPE NOTE(S): Process of determining and interpreting the attainment of educational objectives, for use in educational planning and policy development and the national, state, and local levels. Do not confuse with "educational testing".

USE FOR:

  • educational evaluation

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational background

RELATED TERM(S):

educational change

RELATED TERM(S):

educational elites

BROADER TERM(S):

educational environment

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational evaluation

USE:

educational facilities

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational needs

RELATED TERM(S):

educational objectives

RELATED TERM(S):

educational opportunities

RELATED TERM(S):

educational planning

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational policy

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational populations

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational programs

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational system

RELATED TERM(S):

educational television

BROADER TERM(S):

educational testing

SCOPE NOTE(S): Use of tests to assess the effect of educational programs and activities on students. Do not confuse with "educational assessment".

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational trends

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educational vouchers

SCOPE NOTE(S): Public funds allocated to parents to pay costs of a child's education in the public or private school of their choice.

USE FOR:

  • school vouchers

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

educationally disadvantaged

RELATED TERM(S):

educators

RELATED TERM(S):

EEC

USE:

EEO

USE:

EFTA

USE:

eighteenth century

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

Eisenhower Administration (1953-1961)

BROADER TERM(S):

elder abuse

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

eldercare

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to workplace efforts or programs designed to support employees with caregiving responsibilities for elderly relatives.

RELATED TERM(S):

elderly

USE:

elected officials

USE:

election campaigns

USE:

election districts

USE FOR:

  • voting districts

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

election forecasting

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

election fraud

RELATED TERM(S):

election law

RELATED TERM(S):

election precincts

RELATED TERM(S):

election returns

RELATED TERM(S):

elections

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

elective offices

USE FOR:

  • political office

RELATED TERM(S):

electoral behavior

USE:

Electoral College

RELATED TERM(S):

electoral issues

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

electoral systems

RELATED TERM(S):

electric power

USE FOR:

  • electricity

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

electric utilities

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

electricity

USE:

electromagnetic radiation

BROADER TERM(S):

electronic banking

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

electronic commerce

SCOPE NOTE(S): The buying and selling of goods and services over the Internet.

USE FOR:

  • E-commerce

RELATED TERM(S):

electronic mail systems

USE FOR:

  • email

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

electronic monitoring

RELATED TERM(S):

electronic payments

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

electronic surveillance

USE FOR:

  • wiretapping

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

electronics

BROADER TERM(S):

elementary education

SCOPE NOTE(S): Education provided from kindergarten through grades 6, 7, or 8.

USE FOR:

  • primary education

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

elementary school students

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

elementary schools

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

eligibility

SCOPE NOTE(S): Qualifying for particular benefits or services. For example, student eligibility to play collegiate sports, a family's eligibility for public assistance, an individual's eligibility to run for public office.

RELATED TERM(S):

elites

SCOPE NOTE(S): Prominent individuals exercising authority and/or influence within a larger group (e.g. business elites, political elites).

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

email

USE:

embassies

RELATED TERM(S):

embezzlement

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

emergencies

RELATED TERM(S):

emergency departments

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

emergency preparedness

RELATED TERM(S):

emergency services

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

emigrants

SCOPE NOTE(S): Persons who leave a native country to settle in another.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

emigration

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to external migration; leaving one country or region to settle in another.

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

emissions standards

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

emotional abuse

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

emotional attachments

RELATED TERM(S):

emotional development

RELATED TERM(S):

emotional disorders

RELATED TERM(S):

emotional disturbances

RELATED TERM(S):

emotional problems

RELATED TERM(S):

emotional states

USE FOR:

  • emotions

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

emotional support

RELATED TERM(S):

emotions

USE:

emphysema

BROADER TERM(S):

employee assistance programs

SCOPE NOTE(S): Programs sponsored by employers to help employees remedy personal problems affecting job performance.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

employee benefits

USE FOR:

  • fringe benefits

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

employee counseling

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

employees

USE:

employers

RELATED TERM(S):

employment

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

employment discrimination

USE FOR:

  • job discrimination

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

employment potential

RELATED TERM(S):

employment practices

RELATED TERM(S):

employment projections

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

employment qualifications

USE FOR:

  • job qualifications
  • occupational qualifications

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

employment services

RELATED TERM(S):

EMU

USE:

endangered species

RELATED TERM(S):

energy

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

energy assistance

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

energy conservation

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

energy consumption

USE FOR:

  • energy use

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

energy crises

RELATED TERM(S):

energy drinks

SCOPE NOTE(S): A type of beverage containing stimulant drugs, chiefly large amounts of caffeine, which is marketed as providing mental or physical stimulation. Coffee, tea, and other naturally caffeinated beverages are generally not considered energy drinks.

RELATED TERM(S):

energy industry

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

energy policy

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

energy production

RELATED TERM(S):

energy shortages

RELATED TERM(S):

energy supplies

RELATED TERM(S):

energy use

USE:

engineering industry

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

English as a Second Language

USE FOR:

  • ESL

RELATED TERM(S):

enlistment (military)

RELATED TERM(S):

enrollment projections

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

entertainment

RELATED TERM(S):

entertainment industry

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

entrepreneurs

RELATED TERM(S):

environment

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental attitudes

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental cleanup

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental degradation

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental education

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental hazards

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental impact

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental laws

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental monitoring

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental movements

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental planning

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental policy

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental protection

RELATED TERM(S):

environmental regulations

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

environmentalists

RELATED TERM(S):

epidemic

SCOPE NOTE(S): A rapid spread and/or increase in the occrrence of a disease.

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

epidemiology

SCOPE NOTE(S): The branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations.

RELATED TERM(S):

Equal Employment Opportunity

SCOPE NOTE(S): Policies and practices in employment that bar discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, and physical handicap.

USE FOR:

  • EEO

RELATED TERM(S):

Equal Rights Amendment

SCOPE NOTE(S): Amendment to the United States Constitution affirming equal rights under the law for both females and males. (Ratification is pending.)

RELATED TERM(S):

ESCB

USE:

ESL

USE:

espionage

USE FOR:

  • spying

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

estate planning

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

estimated taxes

RELATED TERM(S):

ethics

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

ethnic discrimination

BROADER TERM(S):

ethnic groups

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

ethnic identity

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

ethnic tensions

RELATED TERM(S):

ethnicity

RELATED TERM(S):

ethnocentrism

SCOPE NOTE(S): The belief that assumes the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture.

RELATED TERM(S):

EU

USE:

euro

SCOPE NOTE(S): Single currency adopted by member nations of the European Union with the exception of Denmark, Sweden, and United Kingdom.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

European Central Bank

BROADER TERM(S):

European Community

USE:

European Court of Justice

SCOPE NOTE(S): Judicial branch of the European Union.

RELATED TERM(S):

European Economic and Monetary Union

USE FOR:

  • EMU

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

European Economic Community

USE FOR:

  • Common Market
  • EEC

RELATED TERM(S):

European Free Trade Association

SCOPE NOTE(S): Economic community consisting of Austria, Finland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland; founded 1960.

USE FOR:

  • EFTA

European Parliament

RELATED TERM(S):

European Space Agency

European System of Central Banks

USE:

European unification

RELATED TERM(S):

European Union

SCOPE NOTE(S): For list of country members consult the "Geographic Regions and Country Names" vocabulary under "European Union".

USE FOR:

  • EU
  • European Community

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

European Union single market

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the program established in 1986 formally removing the barriers to free movement of capital, labor, goods, and services between member countries in the European Union.

RELATED TERM(S):

Eurosystem

SCOPE NOTE(S): Banking system composed of the European Central Bank and the national central banks of all European Union member states.

USE FOR:

  • ESCB
  • European System of Central Banks

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

euthanasia

SCOPE NOTE(S): Withdrawing or withholding treatment or an overt act ending a patients' life for reasons of mercy.

RELATED TERM(S):

evacuations and rescues

RELATED TERM(S):

evacuees

RELATED TERM(S):

evaluation

SCOPE NOTE(S): Appraising or judging persons, organizations, or things in relation to stated objectives, standards, or criteria.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

everyday life

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

eviction

RELATED TERM(S):

evidence

SCOPE NOTE(S): All testimony, documents, records, objects, diagrams, and expert opinion submitted to a court in an effort to prove or disprove a matter at issue.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

ex-offender employment

RELATED TERM(S):

ex-offenders

SCOPE NOTE(S): Individuals who are no longer under required supervision by the criminal justice system.

RELATED TERM(S):

ex-slaves

BROADER TERM(S):

exchange rates

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

executions

RELATED TERM(S):

executive orders

RELATED TERM(S):

executive power

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

executive privilege

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

exercise

RELATED TERM(S):

exit polls

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the process whereby voters are surveyed by the media on how they voted as they leave their voting precincts.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

expectations

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

expenditures

USE FOR:

  • expenses
  • spending

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

expenses

USE:

experience

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

expert witnesses

SCOPE NOTE(S): Persons who have authority to speak due to their special training, skill, or familiarity with the subject, and who give evidence concerning some scientific, technical, or professional matter.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

exploitation

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

explosives

RELATED TERM(S):

exports

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

extended families

SCOPE NOTE(S): A network of relatives maintaining close ties with the nuclear family, often living in the same household or in close proximity.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

extortion

RELATED TERM(S):

extra-marital sex

BROADER TERM(S):

extradition

SCOPE NOTE(S): The surrender of an alleged fugitive from justice or criminal by one state, nation, or authority to another.

USE FOR:

  • international extradition

RELATED TERM(S):

extremism

USE FOR:

  • fanaticism
  • political extremism

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

eyesight

USE FOR:

  • vision

RELATED TERM(S):

eyewitness memory

RELATED TERM(S):

eyewitnesses

USE:

facilities

SCOPE NOTE(S): Physical structures or spaces constructed, established, installed, or designated to perform particular functions or to serve particular ends.

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

factories

USE:

failure

RELATED TERM(S):

failure to appear

SCOPE NOTE(S): A legal term for the failure of a defendant to appear in criminal court at a set date and time.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

fair trial-free press

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the first and sixth ammendment rights; conflicts that arise between the right of an individual to a fair and impartial trial and the right of the public to be kept informed.

RELATED TERM(S):

families

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

family background

RELATED TERM(S):

family businesses

BROADER TERM(S):

family conflict

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family counseling

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family courts

SCOPE NOTE(S): Courts holding special limited jurisdiction over domestic and family relations.

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family histories

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to background investigations performed by government agencies and social services to evaluate the physical and psycho-social environment in which an individual is living. Do not confuse with "family history".

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family history

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the tracing through time of the structure, size, membership, ethnicity, migration, cultural traditions, and socio-economic status of a family or families. Do not confuse with "family histories".

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family leave

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to leaves taken from work for the purpose of recovering from a serious illness, to care for a seriously ill family member, or to bond with a newly born or newly adopted child, during which the leave-taker may receive some level of financial support from the employer, an insurance policy, or a government program.

USE FOR:

  • parental leave

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family life

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family planning

NARROWER TERM(S):

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family relations

RELATED TERM(S):

family relationships

NARROWER TERM(S):

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family services

RELATED TERM(S):

family size

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family structure

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family violence

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family work relationship

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to the effects of employment on family life as well as changes in work organization resulting from the increase in number of dual career families.

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famine

USE FOR:

  • starvation

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fanaticism

USE:

Fannie Mae

USE:

farm families

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farm workers

RELATED TERM(S):

farmers

RELATED TERM(S):

farming communities

RELATED TERM(S):

farms

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fascism

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fashion industry

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fast food industry

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fatalities

USE FOR:

  • deaths

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fathers

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fatigue

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FBI

USE FOR:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

BROADER TERM(S):

fear

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fear of crime

USE FOR:

  • perception of crime

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FECA

USE:

federal aid

USE FOR:

  • federal appropriations
  • federal assistance
  • federal funds

BROADER TERM(S):

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RELATED TERM(S):

federal appropriations

USE:

federal assistance

USE:

federal budget

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federal budget deficit

USE FOR:

  • federal deficit

BROADER TERM(S):

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federal budget surplus

BROADER TERM(S):

Federal Bureau of Investigation

USE:

federal correctional facilities

BROADER TERM(S):

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federal courts

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

federal deficit

USE:

Federal Election Campaign Act

SCOPE NOTE(S): Legislation that sets limits on the amount of money contributed to a candidate for public office; also mandates public disclosure of campaign contributions.

USE FOR:

  • FECA

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

federal elections

USE:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

SCOPE NOTE(S): U.S. agency chartered to focus all emergency preparedness and response resources at federal, state, and local levels for full range of emergencies - natural, manmade, or nuclear.

USE FOR:

  • FEMA

Federal Energy Administration

USE:

federal funds

USE:

federal government

RELATED TERM(S):

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

USE FOR:

  • Freddie Mac

RELATED TERM(S):

federal housing programs

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

federal income tax

BROADER TERM(S):

Federal Information Processing Standard

USE:

Federal National Mortgage Association

USE FOR:

  • Fannie Mae

RELATED TERM(S):

federal offenses

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to a category of crimes that fall within the jurisdiction of U.S. federal courts.

RELATED TERM(S):

Federal Open Market Committee

SCOPE NOTE(S): The monetary policy committee for the United States; responsible for setting federal fund rates.

USE FOR:

  • FOMC

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federal prisoners

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

federal regulations

BROADER TERM(S):

Federal Reserve System

SCOPE NOTE(S): Central banking authority of the United States.

BROADER TERM(S):

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federal revenue sharing

RELATED TERM(S):

felons

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

felony courts

SCOPE NOTE(S): Courts charged with hearing cases involving major crimes such as murder, rape, or arson.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

felony offenses

SCOPE NOTE(S): A class of offenses of graver character than misdemeanors, usually requiring prison terms.

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

FEMA

USE:

female inmates

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

female offenders

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

female wage earners

USE:

females

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

feminism

RELATED TERM(S):

fertility

USE FOR:

  • natality

RELATED TERM(S):

fertility rates

RELATED TERM(S):

festivals

RELATED TERM(S):

films

BROADER TERM(S):

finance

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

financial assets

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

financial counseling

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

financial disclosure

SCOPE NOTE(S): Provision allowing the public and press the opportunity to examine sources of income for candidates and public officials.

RELATED TERM(S):

financial industry

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

financial institutions

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

financial management

RELATED TERM(S):

financial planning

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

financial policy

BROADER TERM(S):

financial support

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

fines

RELATED TERM(S):

FIPS

USE FOR:

  • Federal Information Processing Standard

NARROWER TERM(S):

FIPS codes

BROADER TERM(S):

fire departments

RELATED TERM(S):

fire insurance

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

fire protection

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

firearms

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

firearms deaths

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

firefighters

RELATED TERM(S):

fires

RELATED TERM(S):

First Amendment

SCOPE NOTE(S): Refers to Ammendment I of the U.S. Constitution that protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression (i.e. freedom of speech, press, and assembly from government interference).

BROADER TERM(S):

NARROWER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

fiscal policy

BROADER TERM(S):

RELATED TERM(S):

fishing

BROADER TERM(S):