This NIJ Conference Panel will explore the development and use of evidence-based policies, programs and technologies to improve effectiveness and efficiencies related to government. Through casual observation, practices and programs may appear to be effective, but under closer scrutiny the results may look much different.
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.
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The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects statistics on crime. Site includes data collected, publications and other resources.
Examines the provision of public defender services in the 22 states that had an entirely state-funded and state-administered indigent defense program.
Provides information on offenders who commit violent crime, obtained from the victims through the National Crime Victimization Survey. Information includes age, race, gender, relationship to the victim, whether the offender seemed to be drunk or on drugs, and whether the offender was a gang member.
Provides statistics on firearm possession, theft and loss, and manufacture and export, as well as state-by-state data on firearm tracing.
Outlines types of drug-related crime, including possession, distribution and manufacture of drugs as well as other offenses stemming from drug use or addiction.
Defines categories of robbery and links to reports providing statistics on robbery and other crimes.
Examines the provision of public defender services in the 27 states and the District of Columbia in which indigent defense services were funded and administered by counties or local jurisdictions.