Within the funds available for the NIJ, the Committee provides $3,000,000 for NIJ to enter into a partnership with an accredited university of higher education and/or law school for the purposes of establishing a National Center on Restorative Justice with the purpose of (1) educating and training the next generation of justice leaders. The Center shall also (2) support research focusing on how best to provide direct services to address social inequities, such as simultaneous access to substance abuse treatment and higher education.
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.
Researchers are helping to find solutions to prostitution and its violent, sometimes deadly, repercussions and associated problems such as neighborhood blight, drug abuse and spread of infectious disease.
Policymakers and law enforcement officials use the research to: