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NIJ Journal Issue No. 234

NCJ Number
Date Published
December 1997
46 pages
Publication Series
This issue of the National Institute of Justice Journal, through featured articles, focuses on the institutionalizing of police departments becoming learning organizations, a review of drug testing and its evolving applications in the criminal justice system, the enhanced and expanding potential of DNA testing, and a retrospective look at the 1967 Crime Commission Report.
In its continued efforts to spread the word of successful programs and achievements in criminal justice, the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) developed the National Institute of Justice Journal. In this issue of the Journal, featured articles include: (1) how police departments across the country can become learning organizations capitalizing on their own and others’ experiences, successes, and failures; (2) the evolving uses and emerging technologies in the field of drug testing within the criminal justice system; (3) the increased potential of DNA testing through advances in technology and overcoming limitations; and (4) a retrospective look at the 1967 Crime Commission Report to assist in reforming the criminal justice system, controlling crime, and reconstructing society. The Journal also presents a summary of a comparative research study conducted on drug purchase and use patterns in six NIJ Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) cities. In addition, general information is presented on recent publications, final grant-related reports, and research and evaluation grant solicitations.

Date Published: December 1, 1997