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NCJ Number: NCJ 234630     Find in a Library
Title: National Institute of Justice Response to the Report of the National Research Council: Strengthening the National Institute of Justice
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): John H. Laub Ph.D.
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 06/2011
Page Count: 27
  Annotation: This report examines the core mission of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
Abstract: The report offers a blueprint which explains how NIJ will move forward as the premier Federal science agency focusing on the research, development, and evaluation of crime and justice topics. It also provides the new Director an opportunity to leverage communication of his 10-point vision for NIJ. This National Research Council report presented five important recommendations that speak to the continued improvement and growth of the NIJ: the need for independence and self-governance at NIJ, the critical elements essential for a science agency that NIJ purports to be, the need for NIJ to bolster the research infrastructure internally and externally, the need for NIJ to embrace scientific integrity and transparency in all of its activities, and the need for NIJ to embrace a culture of self-assessment. NIJ has concurred with these recommendations and has enacted new policies and procedures that respond to the changes called for in the report. Appendix and reference
Main Term(s): Criminology ; Criminology overview texts
Index Term(s): Model programs ; Criminal justice research ; Criminal justice agencies ; Criminal justice evaluation ; Criminal justice program evaluation
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Type: Program/Project Description ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: NIJ Special Report
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