The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Technology (ORET) within NIJ encourages and supports research, development and evaluation to further the understanding of:
- Causes and correlates of crime and violence.
- Methods of crime prevention and control.
- Criminal justice system responses to crime and violence.
Through ORET, NIJ contributes to the improvement of the criminal and juvenile justice systems and their responses to crime, violence, and delinquency.
NIJ performs research in and evaluations of many specific types of crime — from more traditional crime, such as gun crime and child abuse, to emerging crime, such as identity theft and human trafficking.
Find Information on Crime and Prevention
Within the pages linked below, you will find information on perpetrators and victims, prevention and intervention programs and strategies, prevalence statistics and additional Web and print resources, from policy papers to research reports and the latest on NIJ’s research agendas.
Provides links to national data collections and surveys covering federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Includes data on police-public contact, deaths in custody, human trafficking reporting and campus law enforcement agencies.
Amy Farrell, Northeastern University
NIJ has funded a study looking at the barriers that local communities face identifying, investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases under new state human trafficking laws.
In this interview, Amy Farrell discusses that study.
With this solicitation, NIJ continues to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that-first and foremost-have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. This year, NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas:
1) Labor trafficking
2) Phased evaluation, not to exceed a 24-month period of performance.