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NCJ Number: NCJ 167570     Find in a Library
Title: Building Knowledge About Crime and Justice: Research Prospectus 1998
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Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 23
  Annotation: This report outlines how the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) research and development activity seeks to strengthen the Nation's ability to prevent and control crime and to achieve justice.
Abstract: This Prospectus discusses strategic challenges currently addressed by many of NIJ's research and development activities, research and development opportunities NIJ generates to address those challenges, different perspectives reflected by NIJ-supported projects, and methods by which NIJ disseminates research and development results to the field. Five strategic challenges drive much of NIJ's work. The challenge of "Rethinking Justice" pertains to efforts that will develop a deeper understanding of the processes that create safe and just communities. NIJ seeks to "Understand the Nexus" between crime and other social concerns by illuminating the relationships between criminal activity and its broader context. NIJ is meeting the challenge of "Breaking the Cycle" of crime by designing and evaluating research-based interventions to reduce crime, a logical extension of understanding the nexus between crime and social conditions. The challenge of "Creating the Tools" is being met by developing, testing, and evaluating new and transferable techniques, practices, and technologies that address practitioners' needs. In "Expanding the Horizons," NIJ is looking beyond traditional boundaries, both geographical and intellectual, and thereby developing a full understanding of crime and justice issues in an era of rapid change and global communication. Exhibits show the sources of NIJ funds for fiscal years 1994-97, the allocation of NIJ funds as a percentage of total expenditures for fiscal year 1997, and the allocation of NIJ Crime Act funds by research and development area for fiscal year 1997.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Science and Technology ; Research and development ; Federal programs ; Drug Related Crime ; National Institute of Justice (NIJ) ; Criminal justice research ; Crime prevention planning
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
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Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Report (Technical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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