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  NCJ Number: NCJ 184425     Find in a Library
  Title: NIJ Journal Issue No. 238
  Document URL: PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Tom McEwen ; Lois Pilant ; Christopher H. Asplen
  Editor(s): Judy Reardon
  Journal: National Institute of Justice Journal  Issue:238  Dated:January 1999  Pages:1 to 40
  Date Published: 01/1999
  Page Count: 42
  Series: NIJ Journal
  Annotation: This issue of the National Institute of Justice Journal contains three articles on topics of interest to law enforcement professionals.
  Abstract: The first article describes the National Institute of Justice’s program to enable police to participate as equals with researchers. Under Locally Initiated Research Partnerships, the partners share responsibility throughout the course of the project, jointly selecting a topic of interest to the police department and collaborating on the research design, its implementation, and interpretation of the study findings. An article on law enforcement technology describes a Texas program to reduce the time needed to document police procedures such as issuing tickets for DWI. The Texas Department of Public Safety has equipped patrol cars with the ALERT computer system. This system allows the officer to control all patrol car functions with a single device, videotapes all actions from four perspectives around the vehicle, and reduces to 2 hours paperwork that would customarily require 4 hours of the officer’s time. A third article describes the responsibility of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence to ensure more effective use of DNA as a crime-fighting tool and foster its use throughout the criminal justice system. Figures, notes
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Research methods ; Police equipment ; Computers ; Science and Technology ; Federal programs ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Police policies and procedures ; Research design models ; Texas
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-IJ-CX-0083;
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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