The Road to Reentry: A Randomized Control Trial of Young Adults in Custody from the Inside to the Outs
Geography and Public Safety: A Quarterly Bulletin of Applied Geography for the Study of Crime & Public Safety, Volume 2, Issue 1
Forensic Familial and Moderate Stringency DNA Searches: Policies and Practices in the U.S., England, and Wales
Researcher-Survivor-Ally Evaluation of the Mayor's Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking, Final Summary Report
Researcher-Survivor Formative Evaluation of San Francisco's Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces: Peer Involvement
Researcher-Survivor Formative Evaluation of San Francisco's Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces: Analysis of Prosecutorial Outcomes for San Francisco Police Department Prostitution and/or Human Trafficking Incident Reports
Researcher-Survivor-Ally Evaluation of the Mayor's Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking, 2018 Final Process Report
Researcher-Survivor Formative Evaluation of San Francisco's Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces: Levels of Collaboration
Researcher-Survivor Formative Evaluation of San Francisco's Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces: Analysis of San Francisco Police Department Incident Reports
How Collaboration Between Researchers and Police Chiefs Can Improve the Quality of Sexual Assault Investigations: A Look at Los Angeles
Panelists discuss the application of research findings from an NIJ-sponsored study of sexual assault attrition to police practice in Los Angeles. There are three main focal points: (1) the mutual benefits of researcher/practitioner partnerships, (2) the implications of variation in police interpretation of UCR guidelines specific to clearing sexual assault (with an emphasis on cases involving nonstrangers), and (3) the content of specialized training that must be required for patrol officers and detectives who respond to and investigate sex crimes.
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.
Evidence backlogs have been known to be an issue in crime laboratories. A recent study published by NIJ has shown that backlogs of untested evidence are also an issue in law enforcement evidence storage. This panel will discuss the issues and present preliminary findings from a study of the Los Angeles Police Department's and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's experience with clearing out a large backlog of unanalyzed rape kits.
Familial DNA searching is the practice of creating new investigative leads in cases where DNA evidence found at the scene of a crime strongly resembles that of an existing DNA profile but is not an exact match. Panelists will explain how the technology works, provide examples of successful convictions obtained through familial searches, and discuss the various misconceptions and concerns regarding this practice.