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National Institute of Justice Annual Report 2013

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Date Published
January 2013
33 pages
This National Institute of Justice (NIJ) annual report details the agency's efforts to meet five key criminal justice challenges and disseminate knowledge, as well as presents FY 2013 financial data.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is committed to transforming the field of criminal justice through meeting five key challenges: 1) Fostering Science-based Criminal Justice Practice, supporting scientific research to ensure the safety of families, schools, and communities; 2) Translating Knowledge into Practice, disseminating scientific research to criminal justice professionals to advance what works best in crime prevention and reduction; 3) Advancing Technology, building a more efficient, effective, and fair criminal justice system; 4) Working Across Disciplines, drawing on physical, forensic, and social sciences to reduce crime and promote justice; and 5) Adopting a Global Perspective, understanding crime rates and their social contexts at home and abroad. This annual report to Congress is divided into five distinct chapters that address NIJ's efforts in meeting each of these challenges. A final chapter details NIJ's efforts focused on disseminating knowledge, and an appendix presents the agency's FY 2013 financial data.

Date Published: January 1, 2013