This review contains short summaries of significant research findings from recently completed projects funded by the National Institute of Justice.
Six of the projects focus on controlling drugs and social drugs and social disorder using civil remedies, improved analysis of DNA short tandem reports with time-of-flight mass spectrometry, making after-school hours safe for young people, crime control effects of sentences, influence of alcohol and drugs on women's utilization of the police for domestic violence, and development of a spatial analysis program for use in a metropolitan crime incident geographic information system. Subsequent projects are concerned with the extent and nature of the sexual victimization of college women, drug crime prevention in public housing, problem-oriented policing in public housing, police-initiated interventions in domestic violence, sex offender community notification, community policing, Indian Country Justice Initiative, and police response to emotionally disturbed persons. Other recently completed NIJ-funded research projects are listed.
- Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Longitudinal Study of Disclosures and Denials
- A Network Approach to Examine Neighborhood Interdependence Through the Target Selection of Repeat Buyers of Commercial Sex in the United States
- Error and bias in race and ethnicity descriptions in medical examiner records in New Mexico: Consequences for understanding mortality among Hispanic/Latinos