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.
Upcoming Issue: No. 283, Children and Youth
We have begun releasing articles that will appear in issue 283:
- "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
Current Issue: No. 282, Violent Crime
In this issue, our scientists share some of the latest evidence on violent crime.
- "What Do the Data Reveal About Violence in Schools?," by Nadine Frederique
- "Using Forensic Intelligence To Combat Serial and Organized Violent Crimes," by Basia E. Lopez, Jonathan G. McGrath, and Veronica G. Taylor
- "Understanding Domestic Radicalization and Terrorism: A National Issue Within a Global Context," by Aisha Javed Qureshi
- "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
- "New Approaches to Policing High-Risk Intimate Partner Victims and Offenders," by Christopher D. Maxwell, Tami P. Sullivan, Bethany L. Backes, and Joy S. Kaufman
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