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NIJ Journal

Research-based information that can help inform policy decisions and improve understanding of the criminal justice system.
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The NIJ Journal, published several times a year, features articles to help criminal justice policymakers and practitioners stay informed about new developments. The NIJ Journal presents research-based information that can help inform policy decisions and improve understanding of the criminal justice system.

Each issue of the NIJ Journal will now focus on a single theme, allowing the articles to dive into one specific topic from different scientific points of view. 

Current Issue: No. 280, Law Enforcement and Policing

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