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NCJ Number: 184425 Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Journal Issue No. 238
Journal: National Institute of Justice Journal  Issue:238  Dated:January 1999  Pages:1-40
Series: NIJ Journal
Author(s): Tom McEwen; Lois Pilant; Christopher H. Asplen
Editor(s): Judy Reardon
Date Published: January 1999
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 95-IJ-CX-0083;
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue of the National Institute of Justice Journal contains three articles on topics of interest to law enforcement professionals.
Abstract: The first article describes the National Institute of Justice’s program to enable police to participate as equals with researchers. Under Locally Initiated Research Partnerships, the partners share responsibility throughout the course of the project, jointly selecting a topic of interest to the police department and collaborating on the research design, its implementation, and interpretation of the study findings. An article on law enforcement technology describes a Texas program to reduce the time needed to document police procedures such as issuing tickets for DWI. The Texas Department of Public Safety has equipped patrol cars with the ALERT computer system. This system allows the officer to control all patrol car functions with a single device, videotapes all actions from four perspectives around the vehicle, and reduces to 2 hours paperwork that would customarily require 4 hours of the officer’s time. A third article describes the responsibility of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence to ensure more effective use of DNA as a crime-fighting tool and foster its use throughout the criminal justice system. Figures, notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Computers; Federal programs; Forensic sciences; Police equipment; Police policies and procedures; Research design models; Research methods; Science and Technology; Texas
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