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Special Feature: Correctional Resources - Equipment and Technology

Publications

Contraband Use and Detection

Cell Phone Forensics in a Correctional Setting: Guidebook
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2014

Body Cavity Screening: Technology Assessment (Version 1.1)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2014

Body Cavity Screening for Criminal Justice: Market Survey (Version 1.1)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2014

Compact, Low-Cost Body Cavity Screening Device
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2013

UWB Enhanced Time Difference of Arrival System, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2013

Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons - Possible Wireless Technology Solutions
U.S. Department of Commerce, December 2010

An Introduction to Portal Contraband Detection Technology
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, June 2010

Cell Phones Behind Bars
National Institute of Justice, December 2009

Weapons And Non-Permitted Devices Detector (WANDD)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2008

Improving Correctional Officer Safety: Reducing Inmate Weapons
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2007

Detecting Concealed Weapons: Directions for the Future
National Institute of Justice, October 2007

Through-the-Wall Surveillance: A New Technology for Saving Lives
National Institute of Justice, October 2007

No More "Cell" Phones
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, April 2006

Less-Lethal Technology

Special Panel Review of Excited Delirium
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2011

Guidebook for Less-lethal Devices: Planning for, Selecting, and Implementing Technology Solutions
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2010

Conducted Energy Devices: Use in a Custodial Setting
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, August 2009

Study of Deaths Following Electro Muscular Disruption: Interim Report
National Institute of Justice, June 2008

Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis of Conducted Energy Devices: TASER X26 vs. Stinger S200
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2008

Personal Protective Equipment

Selection and Application Guide to Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor For Law Enforcement, Corrections and Public Safety: NIJ Selection and Application Guide-0101.06
National Institute of Justice, December 2014

NIJ Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard Fact Sheet
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2014

Bulletproof Vest Partnership Initiative
Bureau of Justice Assistance, May 2014

Body Armor Video for Officers
National Institute of Justice, March 2011

Body Armor Video for Purchasers
National Institute of Justice, March 2011

Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor NIJ Standard - 0101.06
National Institute of Justice, July 2008

Restraints

Criminal Justice Restraints NIJ Standard 1001.00
National Institute of Justice, September 2014

NIJ Criminal Justice Restraints Standard Fact Sheet
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2014

Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, April 2014

Tracking

Develop Sound Offender Tracking Evidence Protocols Before Cases Reach the Courtroom
National Institute of Justice, March 2015

Sex Offenders Monitored by GPS Found to Commit Fewer Crimes
National Institute of Justice, February 2013

Monitoring High-Risk Sex Offenders with GPS Technology: An Evaluation of the California Supervision Program (Final Report)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2012

Electronic Monitoring Reduces Recidivism
National Institute of Justice, September 2011

Tracking Inmates and Locating Staff with Active Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID): Early Lessons Learned in One U.S. Correctional Facility
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2010

Evaluating the Use of Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) Technology to Prevent and Investigate Sexual Assaults in a Correctional Setting
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2009

Evaluation Design for the District of Columbia Department of Corrections' Use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology with Jail Inmates
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2008

Global Positioning System (GPS) Technology for Community Supervision: Lessons Learned
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2007

Tracking Prisoners in Jail With Biometrics: An Experiment in a Navy Brig
National Institute of Justice, January 2006

Additional Publications

Fostering Innovation in Community and Institutional Corrections, Identifying High-Priority Technology and Other Needs for the U.S. Corrections Sector
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2015

Painting Correctional Institutions Green: How Using Green Technology Can Reduce Correctional Institution Costs
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2014

NIJ Duty Holster Retention Standard Fact Sheet
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2014

What Is the Goal of NIJ's Corrections Technology Program?
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2014

Body-Worn Cameras for Criminal Justice: Market Survey Version 1.0
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2014

Unobtrusive Suicide Warning System, Final Technical Report, Phase III
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2012

Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council 2010 Annual Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2011

Greening Corrections Technology Guidebook
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2011

Unobtrusive Suicide Warning System (Final Technical Report)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2011

Advanced Behavior Recognition in Crowded Environments
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2011

Automated Detection and Prevention of Disorderly and Criminal Activities
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2011

High-Priority Criminal Justice Technology Needs 2010
National Institute of Justice, August 2010

Using Technology to Make Prisons and Jails Safer
National Institute of Justice, March 2009

Making Corrections Safer With Technology
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2008

Assessing the Validity of Voice Stress Analysis Tools in a Jail Setting
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2007

Radio Spectrum
National Institute of Justice, August 2006

Duress Systems in Correctional Facilities
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2006

'Physics' in Corrections
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, 2006

See the Corrections: Equipment/Technology section of our site for historical items.

Related Resources

Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP)/Body Armor Safety Initiative (BASI)
Administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the BVP Program is designed to provide bulletproof vests to public safety personnel, including those in the field of corrections. BASI, administered by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), addresses the reliability of body armor used by safety professionals and examines the future of bullet-resistant technology and testing.

Community Corrections Special Feature
The NCJRS Community Corrections Special Feature focuses on resources for community corrections personnel and includes a section on Equipment and Technology.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to Federal, state, and local corrections agencies. NIC also provides funding to support program initiatives and provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ's Corrections Technologies page provides information about and links to publications and resources on technology within the corrections field. Additionally, NIJ's Standards and Testing page highlights the efforts of the NIJ Standards and Testing Program and presents access to a listing of armor that complies with the NIJ Standard.

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
As a program of the National Institute of Justice, the NLECTC System is the conduit between researchers and criminal justice professionals in the field for technology issues. NLECTC works with criminal justice professionals to identify urgent and emerging technology needs.

PoliceArmor.org
Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Bureau of Justice Assistance, this site contains technical information related to body armor, provides access to NIJ’s Compliant Product List, and presents guidance on how to get the proper fit and best take care of body armor.

For additional publications and resources on this topic, visit the Corrections: Equipment/Technology section of our site and conduct a search the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

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