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 focuses on a single theme, allowing the articles to dive into one specific topic from different scientific points of view.
We have begun releasing articles from Issue 284:
- "Courtroom Communities: Criminal Case Processing and Sentencing Reform," by Nancy Merritt
- "A New View of Jails: Exploring Complexity in Jail-Based Research," by Reena Chackraborty
- "The History and Legacy of the Latent Fingerprint Black Box Study," by Lucas Zarwell and Gregory Dutton
- "Reentry Research at NIJ: Providing Robust Evidence for High-Stakes Decision-Making," by Eric Martin and Marie Garcia
- "NIJ’s Courts Research: Examining Alternatives to Incarceration for Veterans and Other Policy Innovation," by Linda Truitt
- "Improving the Collection of Digital Evidence," by Martin Novak
- "Dual System Youth: At the Intersection of Child Maltreatment and Delinquency ," by Barbara Tatum Kelley and Paul A. Haskins
- "Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: An Incomplete Picture of a Pressing Global Problem," by Nadine Frederique and Beth Pearsall
- "Mentoring Programs for Youth: A Promising Intervention for Delinquency Prevention," by David L. DuBois
- "Examining the Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Involvement in the Justice System," by Phelan Wyrick and Kadee Atkinson
- "School Safety: Research on Gathering Tips and Addressing Threats," by Mary Poulin Carlton
- "Advancing the Collection of Juvenile Justice Data," by Benjamin Adams
- "Bringing Science to Pediatric Emergency Departments and Forensic Investigations," by James Dawson
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