The NIJ Journal, published several times a year, features articles to help criminal justice policymakers and practitioners stay informed about new developments. The NIJ Journal presents research-based information that can help inform policy decisions and improve understanding of the criminal justice system.
Each issue of the NIJ Journal will now focus on a single theme, allowing the articles to dive into one specific topic from different scientific points of view. In this issue, our scientists share some of the latest research on justice systems.
- "Courtroom Communities: Criminal Case Processing and Sentencing Reform," by Nancy Merritt
- "A New View of Jails: Exploring Complexity in Jail-Based Research," by Reena Chackraborty
- "The History and Legacy of the Latent Fingerprint Black Box Study," by Lucas Zarwell and Gregory Dutton
- "Reentry Research at NIJ: Providing Robust Evidence for High-Stakes Decision-Making," by Eric Martin and Marie Garcia
- "NIJ’s Courts Research: Examining Alternatives to Incarceration for Veterans and Other Policy Innovation," by Linda Truitt
- "Improving the Collection of Digital Evidence," by Martin Novak