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.
Issue 282: Violent Crime
We have begun posting articles from our upcoming issue, which will focus on violent crime:
- "Serial Killer Connections Through Cold Cases," by Eric Martin, Dawn Elizabeth Schwarting, and Ruby J Chase
- "Advancing Mass Shooting Research To Inform Practice," by Basia E. Lopez, Danielle M. Crimmins, and Paul A. Haskins
- "Functional Family Therapy–Gangs: Adapting an Evidence-Based Program To Reduce Gang Involvement," by Mary Carlton
NIJ has played a critical role in informing criminal justice policy and practice since its inception in 1968. This special edition of the NIJ Journal commemorates the Institute’s 50th anniversary. The articles highlight the history, evolution, and role of NIJ research over the past half-century across the full spectrum of criminal justice issues and look ahead to the next 50 years of rigorous research.
- A Brief History of NIJ
- Building a Culture of Interagency Cooperation: NIJ as Catalyst, by Paul A. Haskins
- Conducted Energy Devices: Policies on Use Evolve to Reflect Research and Field Deployment Experience, by Paul A. Haskins
- From Crime Mapping to Crime Forecasting: The Evolution of Place-Based Policing, by Joel Hunt
- Crime Victim Awareness and Assistance Through the Decades, by Stacy Lee
- Employing Research To Understand Violence Against Women, by Rianna P. Starheim
- Fighting Stress in the Law Enforcement Community, by Jim Dawson
- Identifying New Illicit Drugs and Sounding the Alarm in Real Time, by Jim Dawson
- Making Schools Safe for Students, by Blair Ames
- NIJ-Funded Research Examines What Works for Successful Reentry, by Blair Ames
- Problem-Solving Courts: Fighting Crime by Treating the Offender, by Paul A. Haskins
- Research Will Shape the Future of Proactive Policing, by Paul A. Haskins
- Searching for the Missing in a City of Millions, by Jim Dawson
Curious about the past? Review over 20 years of the NIJ Journal.