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NCJ Number: 250145 Find in a Library
Title: Strengthening Policing Science at the National Institute of Justice
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:83  Dated:August 2016  Pages:18-19
Author(s): Nancy Rodriguez
Date Published: August 2016
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2010-IJ-CX-0025; 2011-IJ-CX-0007; 2013-IJ-CX-0018;2010-IJ-CX-0026; 2007-IJ-CX-0023; 2010-IJ-CX-K008; 2012-IJ-CX-0009; 2005-FS-BX-0057; 2015-IJ-CX-K005; 2013-IJ-CX-0017; 2008-DN-BX-0001
Document: HTML (Part I)|HTML (Part II)
Type: Legislation/Policy Description; Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance); Research (Applied/Empirical); Technical Assistance
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) reviews NIJ’s promotion and funding of police research, including examples of NIJ’s key investments in each of the six ”pillars” of the recommendations of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Abstract: NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Justice Department. NIJ has a long history of supporting high-quality, high-impact research in policing. NIJ’s investments in policing are made under the principle that the successful implementation of evidence-based policing tactics and operations depends on the development of rigorous, tested evidence that meets law enforcement’s needs and challenges. NIJ supports research that examines how community- and problem-oriented policing strategies can be used to assist communities in addressing crime and disorder issues and in improving relationships between police and the communities they serve. Most recently, NIJ published the first body-worn camera market survey and implementation guide, and is currently funding evaluations of this technology. NIJ is guided in its investments by the recommendations (six “pillars”) of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The current report provides a few examples of NIJ’s key investments under the following six pillars of the task force: building trust and legitimacy; policy and oversight; technology and social media; advancing policing; community policing and crime reduction; training and education; and officer wellness and safety.
Main Term(s): Police research
Index Term(s): Community policing; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs; Evidence-Based Research; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Police policies and procedures; Problem-Oriented Policing
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