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  NCJ Number: NCJ 151287   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: 25 Years of Criminal Justice Research
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1994
  Page Count: 70
  Annotation: These three essays describe the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) work in research, in science and technology, and in applied research and information dissemination during the past 25 years.
  Abstract: The essays note that criminal justice research through NIJ has had a major impact on the operation on the criminal justice system. The findings regarding criminals and the effects of the criminal justice system on crime rates have significantly aided understanding of issues that are central to the development of crime control policy. However, many of the findings have not yet had major influences on the formulation of crime control policy. Two areas in which the NIJ role in science and technology has been prominent are the development of lightweight body armor for police and DNA fingerprinting. Finally, NIJ aids efforts to turn the findings of research and policymaking into action by offering training programs, conferences, technical support, and the operation of an information clearinghouse. Chapter reference lists
  Main Term(s): Science and Technology
  Index Term(s): Information dissemination ; Research uses in policymaking ; National Institute of Justice (NIJ) ; Criminal justice research
  Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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