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NIJ Journal Issue No. 246

NCJ Number
National Institute of Justice Journal Issue: 246 Dated: January 2001 Pages: 1-40
Date Published
January 2001
40 pages
Publication Series

This issue of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Journal focuses on the challenges of administering justice in Indian Country, the transnational sex trafficking problem, and innovations in criminal justice.


The first article discusses policing on American Indian reservations, where crime has been sharply increasing and research on effective criminal justice interventions has been lagging. Findings from this exploratory study identify many flaws in the organization and management of policing in Indian Country and highlight the importance of increased tribal control over tribal institutions. The second article focuses on the trafficking of women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation, which has become a $7 billion market annually. The climate for trafficking is analyzed, as are the strategies and tactics used, the recruitment methods, and the strategies for change. The third article analyzes the police turnover problem in rural areas of Alaska, where employment turnover rates in some village police agencies reach as high as 500 percent per year. The fourth article presents lessons learned from successful criminal justice innovations, underscoring the importance of collaboration, flexibility, and new information technologies. The winner and finalists from the 2000 competition for excellence in Innovations in American Government Program are presented. The At-A-Glance research section presents summary findings from studies on protecting Indian women from domestic violence abuse and on misperceptions in Vermonters’ Opinions regarding the criminal justice system in Vermont. The Departments section contains information on solicitations and awards, news, and events. Index

Date Published: January 1, 2001