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  • What is less-lethal technology?
    Less-lethal technology devices serve to minimize the risk of death and injury to public safety offic... Read More
    Last Updated: December 30, 2013

  • Where can I find information about forensics?
    The Forensic Sciences section of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Web site provides a wealth ... Read More
    Last Updated: March 24, 2014

  • How many deaths have occurred as a result of law enforcement's use of pepper spray?
    A study of deaths from the use of oleoresin capsicum ("pepper spray") was conducted with grant money... Read More
    Last Updated: October 7, 2011

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  • NIJ R&D Portfolio Management and Technology Transition Support: Report Summary,  NIJ-Sponsored, July 2014, NCJ 248700. (18 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Inside Look at Creating Standards for Equipment,  NIJ, June 2015, NCJ 248780.

  • Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing,  OJP-Sponsored, May 2015, NCJ 248928. (116 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Officer Safety Corner: Body Armor Designed to Safeguard Officers' Lives,  NIJ-Sponsored, June 2015, NCJ 248941.

  • 2009 Evaluation of Forensic DNA Unit Efficiency Improvement (EIP) Program,  NIJ-Sponsored, February 2012, NCJ 248830. (200 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Evaluation of the Forensic DNA Unit Efficiency Improvement Program,  NIJ-Sponsored, May 2012, NCJ 243332. (190 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

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