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NCJ Number: 78155 Find in a Library
Title: Technology Assessment Program - Findings From a Decade of Technological Research
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-017-80
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This brochure describes the Technology Assessment Program of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) which sets minimum performance standards for specific technological devices, tests commercially available equipment against these standards, and disseminates the results.
Abstract: The program reviews performance requirements and evaluates newly developed standards and ongoing equipment testing. It tests equipment, develops voluntary national performance standards, and produces user guides. It also supervises a national compliance testing program conducted by independent laboratories and disseminates the results. More than 200,000 copies of standards have been distributed in response to requests, and more than 6,000 justice system practitioners have attended workshops on implementing standards. Projects have covered communications equipment, investigative and forensic aids, security equipment, protective equipment, weapons, vehicles and vehicle accessories, and other types of police equipment. Information for obtaining 100 specific reference documents is provided.
Index Term(s): Equipment evaluation; Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory; Police equipment; Research and development; Science and Technology; Standards; Testing and measurement
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