Special Feature: Correctional Resources - Equipment and Technology

Publications and Multimedia

Contraband Use and Detection

Contraband Detection Devices, What the Market Has to Offer
National Institute of Justice, July 2017

Managed Access Systems Can Prevent Contraband Cellphone Use
National Institute of Justice, July 2017

Market Survey on Contraband Detection Technologies
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2016

Eyes in the Skies: The Latest Threat to Correctional Institution Security
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2016

Evaluating the Performance of Hand-held Cellphone Detectors in a Prison Setting
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2016

Cell Phone Forensics Can Play a Key Role in Gathering Intelligence
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2015

Time Difference of Arrival System for Cell Phone Localization in Correctional Facilities
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2015

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

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

Personal Protective Equipment

Bulletproof Vest Partnership Initiative
Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2017

Follow-up Inspection and Testing Program Helps Stop Potential Armor Issues
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2016

Addressing Real-World Stab and Slash Threats
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2016

Personal Armor Fit Assessment
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2016

Understanding NIJ 0101.06 Armor Protection Levels
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2016

Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard (NIJ Standard-0117.01)
National Institute of Justice, April 2016

Inside Look at Creating Standards for Equipment
National Institute of Justice, June 2015

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

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

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

Restraints

Minimum Scheme Requirements to Certify Criminal Justice Restraints Described in NIJ Standard 1001.00
National Institute of Justice, July 2017

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

Tracking

Geospatial Monitoring of Community-Released Offenders: An Analytics Market Survey, Version 2.0
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2016

Market Survey of Offender Tracking Technologies Gives Agencies a Snapshot of Available Products
National Institute of Justice, October 2016

Offender Tracking Systems, NIJ Standard-1004.00
National Institute of Justice, July 2016

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

Monitoring High-Risk Gang Offenders With GPS Technology: An Evaluation of the California Supervision Program (Final Report)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2013

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

Additional Publications

TechBeat
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, Monthly

A New Role for Technology: The Impact of Video Visitation
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2018

The Role of Equipment Performance Standards in Correctional Settings
National Institute of Justice, February 2017

Identifying Technology Needs and Innovations to Advance Corrections
National Institute of Justice, January 2017

Harnessing the Power of Technology in Institutional Corrections
National Institute of Justice, November 2016

Building an Innovation Agenda for Corrections
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2016

Changing Nature of Correctional Visitation: Can Video Visitation Provide the Same Benefits as In-Person Visits?
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2016

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

Criminal Justice Duty Holster Standard
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

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

Corrections Stress: Peaks and Valleys
During this broadcast from 2016, different aspects of corrections stress and how it is/can be addressed are discussed.

Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC)
As a component of the National Institute of Justice’s National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) System, JTIC serves as an information hub and disseminates information on innovations in corrections 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. See NIC’s Technology In Corrections page for access to topical resources.

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 and Electronic Monitoring Technologies pages provide information about and links to publications and resources on technology within the corrections field. Additionally, NIJ's Standards and Conformity Assessment 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.

PoliceArmor.org
Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), 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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