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NIJ Journal Issue 284: Justice Systems

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Date Published
December 2022
76 pages

NIJ Journal issue 284 shares the latest research on justice systems. One article provides an overview of reentry, focusing on NIJ's contributions to the field and identifying gaps in our collective empirical knowledge. Another article profiles key NIJ studies on pretrial, prosecution, and sentencing policies that address alternatives to incarceration, including veterans treatment courts and other problem-solving courts. The issue also includes articles on improving the collection of digital evidence, viewing jails through the lens of complexity science, and examining the role of the courtroom community in court operations and sentencing outcomes. A final article explores the basis of the black box study design and highlights the history and legacy of one particularly influential study — a 2011 black box study by the FBI that examined the accuracy and reliability of latent fingerprint examiner decisions.

Date Published: December 1, 2022