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Changing the Behavior of Drug-Involved Offenders: Supervision That Works

December, 2012

A small number of offenders who are heavily involved in drugs commit a large portion of the crime in this country. An evaluation of a "smart supervision" effort in Hawaii that uses swift and certain sanctioning showed that heavily involved drug offenders can indeed change their behavior when the supervision is properly implemented.

Changing the Behavior of Drug-Involved Offenders: Supervision That Works

December, 2012

A small number of offenders who are heavily involved in drugs commit a large portion of the crime in this country. An evaluation of a "smart supervision" effort in Hawaii that uses swift and certain sanctioning showed that heavily involved drug offenders can indeed change their behavior when the supervision is properly implemented.

Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders

June, 2009

The panel presentations from the 2009 NIJ Conference are based on an NIJ-sponsored evaluation of the effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, which mandates community-based drug abuse treatment for drug possession by nonviolent offenders in lieu of prison. 

Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders

June, 2009

The panel presentations from the 2009 NIJ Conference are based on an NIJ-sponsored evaluation of the effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, which mandates community-based drug abuse treatment for drug possession by nonviolent offenders in lieu of prison. 

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime, FY 2017 Solicitation Webinar

March, 2017

March 2017

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the National Institute of Justice's Research and Evaluation of Drugs and Crime FY 2017 solicitation. The presenters will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.

What Works in Offender Supervision

June, 2009

This NIJ Conference Panel highlights findings from NIJ projects that evaluated strategies to enhance the supervision of offenders in the community. Researchers discuss the effectiveness of fair, swift and certain sanctions for high-risk probationers in the Hawaii HOPE program. Panelists also provide empirical evidence on the effectiveness of electronic monitoring — including the use of GPS tracking — for medium- and high-risk offenders on supervision and upon completion of their supervision sentence.

Drug Crimes

The National Institute of Justice sponsors research on alcohol and others drugs in the context of the criminal justice system to promote effective law enforcement, court and corrections responses to illegal drug markets and criminal behavior related to illicit drug use. ​

Drug Markets

NIJ funds projects to increase the field's understanding of the dynamics of drug production and distribution in markets. Drug markets in public spaces usually attract additional threats to the community, such as gun violence, robbery, vandalism, disorderly conduct and prostitution.

Law enforcement seeks to interrupt and obstruct drug markets in a variety of ways, including:

Crime File: Drug Trafficking

1986

In this Crime File video, James Q. Wilson moderates a panel of three (Mark Kleiman, Harvard University Research Fellow; Mark Moore, Harvard University Professor; and John Lawn, Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency), this team discusses Federal and local enforcement strategies against drug trafficking.

Crime File: Drugs - Community Response

January, 1990

This Crime File video presents a segment that describes an organized neighborhood response to drug trafficking in Philadelphia; followed by a panel discussion of the effectiveness of this program and community drug control efforts in a section of Los Angeles.

Crime File: Drugs - Youth Gangs

1990

This Crime File video presents the portrayal of the nature and activities of juvenile gangs in Los Angeles; followed by a panel discussion of gang involvement in drug trafficking, sociological explanations of gangs, and strategies for countering gangs.

Examining Police Officer Crime

February, 2017
February 2017

Dr. Philip Stinson, Bowling Green State University, discusses the findings of his research on crimes committed by police officers.