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NCJ Number: NCJ 205989     Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Research Review, Volume 5, Issue 2
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2004
Page Count: 6
  Annotation: This issue presents summaries of eight NIJ (National Institute of Justice)-sponsored research projects and lists titles, grant numbers, and Web sites for full abstracts for 50 other NIJ-sponsored research projects.
Abstract: One project summary pertains to a research guide for civil law enforcement and corrections regarding the Defense Department’s non-lethal weapons and equipment. A second research project tested the hypothesis that the hospitalization rate for assault is higher among pregnant women than all women of reproductive age. Overall, the hypothesis was not confirmed; however, the study found a moderate increase in assaults among young pregnant women ages 15 to 19. A third project evaluated drug courts in Kansas City, MO, and Pensacola, FL. A fourth research project consisted of a national assessment of technology and training for small and rural law enforcement agencies. A fifth project examined the introduction of the 311 non-emergency call system and its impact on policing in Baltimore and Dallas. A sixth project developed a computer program that automates virtually every aspect of short-tandem repeat (STR) analysis of DNA databases. A seventh project studied the readiness to develop and implement effective violence-prevention efforts for women in 15 Native-American communities in both urban and reservation settings. The eighth project summary presents results from a Milwaukee study that suggests race and incarceration history have a significant impact on a job-seeker’s employment opportunities. The other 50 projects listed pertain to a variety of issues relevant to the responsibilities of law enforcement agencies, the courts, and corrections agencies.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Summaries ; Corrections research ; Criminal justice research ; Court research ; Police research
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Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Report (Grant Sponsored)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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