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National Institute of Justice: 1986-1987

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Date Published
January 1987
79 pages
Significant advances in research supported by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) during 1986-1987 are reviewed that show new policies targeting career criminals, offender drug abuse, family violence, improved police deployment options, and enhanced corrections capabilities can make a difference.
As a research branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, the NIJ's mission is to develop knowledge about crime, crime causes, and crime control. Priority is given to policy-relevant research that can be used by State and local agencies in preventing and reducing crime. The NIJ sponsors research and development to improve and strengthen the criminal justice system and related civil justice aspects, evaluates program effectiveness, tests new approaches to strengthen the criminal justice system, disseminates justice information, and trains criminal justice practitioners in research and evaluation findings. Research updates are provided that focus on criminal careers, the drug- crime connection, drug testing of offenders, drug forfeiture, police crime prevention, fear of crime, Crime Stoppers, jail crowding, private sector involvement in corrections, electronic monitoring of offenders, felony probation, AIDS in the correctional setting, alternative dispute resolution, testimony of abused children, and technology assessment. The organization of the NIJ is described, NIJ publications and articles by NIJ staff are listed, and NIJ grants for 1986 are identified. 1 figure

Date Published: January 1, 1987