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National Institute of Justice Annual Report 2012

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Date Published
January 2012
32 pages
This is the FY 2012 Annual Report of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the only Federal agency devoted solely to bringing the benefits of scientific research and technology development to the Nation's criminal justice system.
This report provides a sampling of the most prominent work undertaken by NIJ. It also describes NIJ efforts to disseminate research findings through various formats, including print, online, multimedia, and in-person gatherings. A statement of NIJ's strategic challenges for 2012 features the fostering of science-based criminal justice practice; the translation of knowledge into practice; advancing technology that builds a more efficient, effective, and fair criminal justice system; working across disciplines; and adopting a global perspective. Steps taken to address each of these challenges are outlined. A separate section of the report presents highlights of newly funded projects in FY 2012. The research addressed issues related to crime victims, offenders, forensics, policing, and corrections. Financial data are also presented. 5 exhibits

Date Published: January 1, 2012