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National Institute of Justice Annual Report 2014

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Date Published
January 2014
34 pages
This 2014 Annual Report of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Research arm of the U.S. Justice Department, focuses on ways in which NIJ promoted five priority "strategic challenges" in 2014.
One of the challenges was to foster science-based criminal justice practices. This has been addressed by strengthening forensic sciences; developing competitions that promoted fresh ideas for criminal justice from disciplines other than the traditional criminal justice research community; encouraging scholarly publishing; developing the next generation of criminal justice researchers; and funding efforts to counter violence against Native-American women. A second challenge addressed in 2014 was the translation of knowledge into practice. This has been done by disseminating scientific research to criminal justice professionals so the knowledge gained by research will inform practice. A third challenge was to advance technology by building a more efficient, effective, and fair criminal justice system by funding the development of technologies that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of criminal justice agencies. A fourth challenge addressed in 2014 was to promote research across multiple scientific disciplines so as to enhance the knowledge base needed to improve criminal justice policies and practices. The fifth challenge addressed by NIJ in 2014 was the adoption of a global perspective that views the international dimensions of crime, particularly the international trafficking in persons for commercial sex and exploitive labor. Appended NIJ financial data

Date Published: January 1, 2014