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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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National Institute of Justice Journal

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. 

Current Issue: No. 285, Domestic Radicalization, Violent Extremism, and Terrorism

We have begun releasing articles in the next issue of the NIJ Journal.



  • The Role of Trauma and Mental Health in Preventing Domestic Radicalization and Terrorism
  • Practitioner Perspectives on the Reintegration and Rehabilitation of Criminal and Violent Extremists
  • NIJ's Advancements in Methodological Developments for Studying Rare Violent Incidents
  • Comparing Terrorism to Mass Shootings, Gang Activities, Human Trafficking, and Lone Actor Attacks

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Date Created: July 31, 2019