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NCJ Number: 242236 Find in a Library
Title: Research Report Digest, Issue 3
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: September 2011
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Web Page/Site
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue contains brief descriptions of reports on NIJ-funded research added to the NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) Abstracts Database from January-March 2011.
Abstract: The reports are grouped under the following subject categories: crime, violence, forensic sciences, law enforcement, and corrections. Under the “crime” category, studies address the financial abuse of elderly people compared to other forms of elder abuse; the movement of Chinese women to Asia and the United States for commercial sex; Spanish-language literature from Latin America on sex trafficking; and anti-trafficking laws and policies in the United States. The studies in the “violence” category address sexual assault on historically Black college and university campuses; the evaluation of guidelines proposed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for intervening effectively in cases of domestic violence and child maltreatment (the “Greenbook Initiative”); and whether State-administered home visiting prevents child maltreatment. The studies related to “forensic sciences” address the analysis of footwear impression evidence; how controlled substances cases are processed in crime laboratories; and the report of the International Association for Identification (IAI) Standardization II Committee in its re-examination of the IAI’s standard for fingerprint matching. Studies related to “law enforcement” pertain to the development of an improved prototype intelligent in-car video system; management guidelines for impacts to body armor; site evaluations of the use of the SECURES acoustic gunshot detection system; technology for a “standoff” detection of concealed weapons; a “standoff” through-the-wall imaging sensor; and improving law enforcement‘s understanding of cutting-edge technology. Studies related to “corrections” address a survey of faith-based corrections and reentry programs in the United States; the psychological effects of administrative segregation; and a 10-year inmate population projection for the Orleans Parish prison.
Main Term(s): Criminalistics
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Campus crime; Child abuse; Corrections research; Domestic/Intimate Partner Homicide; Elder Abuse; Faith-Based; Fingerprint Analysis; Forensic sciences; NIJ grant-related documents; Police research; Prostitution; Reentry; Sexual assault; Shoe prints and tire tracks; Solitary confinement; Technology transfer; Trafficking in Persons; Violence
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