NIJ has funded an evaluation of the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification. The program, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides funds to states automate and improve how victims are notified about information surrounding their case. In this interview, Seri Irazola discusses the evaluation.
The tragedy of 9/11 posed unprecedented challenges to forensic science, social science, and physical science and technology — the three bedrock sciences at NIJ. Recovering from the attack and preventing another one have became topmost priorities in the 10 years since the attack. As we approach the 10th anniversary, Gary LaFree discusses how that fateful day impacted social scientific priorities and the outcomes from those changes.
John H. Laub, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), welcomes attendees to the NIJ Conference 2011 plenary session "Translating the Science of Community to Criminal Justice Practice (and Back)," and introduces speakers Robert Sampson, Commissioner Edward Davis, and Chief Michael Davis.