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Using Brief Interventions to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

April, 2018
April 2018

In this moderated discussion with researchers, practitioners, and a policy advocate, we will talk about the promise of brief interventions to reduce teen dating violence across multiple settings with potentially high risk populations.

Episode 40: 2018 IPTES: Just Talking Testimony

April, 2018

This online audio (Episode 41 of the Just Science podcast series) features an interview with Nancy Crump, an Assistant Crime Laboratory Administrator with the Phoenix Police Department (Arizona), who discusses the creation and operation of her agency's Field Identification Drug Officer Program (FIDO).

Supporting States to Test Sexual Assault Evidence

April, 2018

April 2018

Crime laboratory and law enforcement personnel from three states discuss the value the NIJ-FBI Sexual Assault Kit Partnership to test sexual assault evidence and obtain investigatory leads.

During this partnership, NIJ is working with the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, to test eligible kits from law enforcement agencies and laboratories across the country and develop best practices that can improve the quality and speed of sexual assault kit processing. 

Episode 39: 2018 IPTES: Just Bayesian Brawl

April, 2018

This online audio (podcast) from Episode 40 of the IPTES season of 'Just Science' covers the panel discussion on 'Statistics and Testimony From the Practitioners and Juror Point of View.'

Strengthening Our Nation's Crime Laboratories

April, 2018

April 2018

As technology improves, demand for analysis of DNA and other forensic evidence to help solve crimes grows. This video describes some of the challenges crime laboratories face in meeting this demand and how National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funding has strengthened crime labs and encouraged innovation in forensic techniques.

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March, 2018
This episode of the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence's Just Science podcast series consists of an audio interview with Cami Fuglsby, from South Dakota State University, who discusses 'Sufficiency and Complexity Factors in Handwriting Examination.'

Why Is There an Evidence Backlog?

December, 2017
November 2017

An influx of funding and improvements in efficiency can help reduce backlogs for forensic evidence, but if the capacity of labs does not continue to increase to keep up with demand, evidence will continue to pile up.

 

Just Wrong: The Aftermath of Wrongful Convictions

October, 2017

The strength of our criminal justice system depends on its ability to convict the guilty and clear the innocent. But we know that innocent people are sometimes wrongfully convicted and the guilty remain free to victimize others. The consequences of a wrongful conviction are far-reaching for the wrongfully convicted and the survivors and victims of the original crimes.

Just Wrong: The Aftermath of Wrongful Convictions

October, 2017

October 2017

The strength of our criminal justice system depends on its ability to convict the guilty and clear the innocent. But we know that innocent people are sometimes wrongfully convicted and the guilty remain free to victimize others. The consequences of a wrongful conviction are far-reaching for the wrongfully convicted and the survivors and victims of the original crimes. 

How to Encourage a Culture of Officer Safety

July, 2017
July 2017

Jeff Rojek, Associate Director for the Center for Law and Behavior at the University of Texas, explains what the research shows about why law enforcement officers are more or less likely to use seat belts. Rojek describes how training, improved policy and accountability, and organizational justice create a more comprehensive approach to officer safety.

How Best Protect Your Force Against Officer Suicide

May, 2017
May 2017

John Violanti, Research Professor at Buffalo, discusses the importance of making police departments aware that officer suicide is a problem. According to Violanti, police officers have a significantly higher rate of suicide than the general public. Reasons for this higher risk include the accumulative effects of trauma and stress.

Improving Officer Safety in Interactions With Citizens Suffering From Mental Illness

May, 2017
May 2017

Cara Altimus, former ASSS Fellow with NIJ, discusses the importance of law enforcement and first responders understanding mental illness, its causes, and how it affects the brain. She speaks about the correlation between drug addiction and mental illness. Altimus also addresses establishing procedures and systems so that police officers and first responders can safely and successfully interact with individuals with drug addiction and/or mental illness.

 

Understanding the Effects of Fatigue on Law Enforcement

May, 2017
May 2017

Steven James (Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University, College of Medicine) and Lois James (Assistant Professor, Washington State University, College of Nursing) discuss research on how fatigue and sleep deprivation affect officers when they make critical decisions to use deadly force. The researchers also discuss how often law enforcement officers are fatigued, the impacts of officer fatigue and drowsy driving, and the goal of implementing positive changes.

 

Relationship Dynamics and their Contribution to Adolescent Relationships and Dating Violence

April, 2017
April 2017

Teen dating violence is a common and serious public health problem that persists into adulthood. While it is evident that relationship dynamics are important to consider in teen dating violence, there is limited understanding about how these relational interactions shape relationships and impact dating violence among youth. Furthermore, current intervention and prevention efforts generally do not consider and incorporate these relationship dynamics into their strategies.

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime, FY 2017 Solicitation Webinar

March, 2017

March 2017

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the National Institute of Justice's Research and Evaluation of Drugs and Crime FY 2017 solicitation. The presenters will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.

Research to Improve Officer Decision-Making, Solicitation Webinar (FY 2017)

March, 2017

March 2017

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to NIJ’s Research to Improve Officer Decision-making solicitation. The presenters will discuss the purpose and goals of this opportunity and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.

Safety, Health, and Wellness Solicitation Webinar, FY 2017

March, 2017

March 2017

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the National Institute of Justice's Research and Evaluation of Drugs and Crime FY 2017 solicitation. The presenters will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.

Examining Police Officer Crime

February, 2017
February 2017

Dr. Philip Stinson, Bowling Green State University, discusses the findings of his research on crimes committed by police officers.

Police Officer Crimes and Police Integrity

February, 2017
February 2017

Dr. Philip Stinson, Bowling Green State University, discusses the findings of his research on crimes committed by police officers.

However, in some cases, at times due to the stressors of the job and frequent exposure to trauma and violence, officers engage in misconduct or criminal behavior. The National Institute of Justice understands what’s at stake for public safety and officer wellness when we ignore warning signs of officers struggling with occupational hazards and other psychological hardships.

The National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium

February, 2017

February 2017

Learn about the NIJ National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium held in September 2016 from its audience members and organizers. The Symposium focused on how the nation is moving forward and finding solutions to the complex issues that arise in sexual assault cases and in testing sexual assault evidence.

Funding Opportunities for Publicly Funded Crime Labs, Fiscal Year 2017

January, 2017

January 2017

This webinar will inform the audience of the changes to three programs available for publicly funded forensic laboratories and introduce a new program for FY 2017. Changes to existing programs will be highlighted and presenters will discuss the background and goals of the solicitations, recommendations for successful applications, application expectations and requirements, the review process, and the application checklist. There will also be time for questions and answers at the end of the webinar.

Solicitations discussed include: