This report informs of the National Institute of Justice’s 2020 activities and efforts to understand, prevent, and reduce crime, as well as to improve the criminal justice system and criminal justice research infrastructure.
This report of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) 2020 efforts to understand and address crime and justice issues, demonstrate its efforts to fulfill its core mission of providing objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to advance criminal justice policy and practice in the U.S. This report lays out those efforts in the following sections: understanding, preventing and reducing crime; law enforcement; research and evaluation in safety, health, and wellness in the criminal justice system; corrections; tribal crime and justice research; forensic science; supporting victims of crime; juvenile justice; improving the criminal justice system; building the nation’s criminal justice research infrastructure; highlights of dissemination, which lists NIJ publications, events, and training efforts; social media outreach; and the Appendix contains NIJ’s financial data on solicitations and funds made available pursuant to P.L. 116-93.
- Experimental data from compartment fires with gas burner and upholstered furniture fuels
- Human hair shaft proteomic profiling: individual differences, site specificity and cuticle analysis
- Consideration of the probative value of single donor 15-plex STR profiles in UK populations and its presentation in UK courts