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Policing Research and Evaluation: Fiscal Year 1997

NCJ Number
Date Published
January 1997
11 pages
As the cornerstone of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) policing research activities for 1997, this solicitation challenges the research field to look beyond the current state of policing research and evaluation and to propose research that will fill knowledge gaps, forge new theories of community-oriented policing, and test new hypotheses as well as perennial hypotheses regarding community-oriented policing.
This third year of funding for community-oriented policing research will provide up to $9.0 million for research and evaluation. The "Evaluations" section asks what organization/department-wide features constitute an effective community-oriented policing strategy. The section on "Problem- Solving Strategies" seeks research on problem-solving approaches applied to a wide range of crimes and public safety issues. Section III, "Partners in Policing," focuses on the police agency's relationship to the community, other law enforcement agencies, and other criminal justice agencies. It also presents NIJ's plans for continued support for locally initiated research partnerships. Section IV presents an opportunity for research on the "Organizational Challenges" posed by the move toward community- oriented policing. Section V seeks applications on one of two "Integrating Themes" of policing research: the impact of technology and police response to crime. A sixth section solicits research proposals linked to the Law Enforcement Family Support section of the Crime Act. Each section provides examples of research projects that could be considered under this solicitation. Instructions on how to apply for a research grant are included.

Date Published: January 1, 1997