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Situational Approaches to Making Communities and Correction Institutions Safer

June 2010

NIJ Conference panelists will present the results of three studies that applied situational crime prevention (SCP) principles: (1) an evaluation of the Safe City initiative in Chula Vista, Calif., designed to combine the expertise and resources of local law enforcement, retailers and the community to increase the safety of designated retail areas; (2) a randomized controlled trial (in partnership with the Washington Metro Transit Police) that assessed the effectiveness of SCP to reduce car crime in Metro's parking facilities; and (3) an evaluation of the impact of SCP on pr

LEADS Scholar Spotlight - American Society of Evidence-Based Policing

October 2018
Joshua Young, a retired corporal of the Ventura Police Department in California and Class of 2015 Scholar of NIJ’s Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Program, discusses the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, which encourages the use of data and research to inform policing. He also talks about a randomized control trial he conducted on body-worn cameras and the support he has received from the LEADS program.

Primer on Body Worn Camera Technologies

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Publication Type
Report (Technical), Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Grant Sponsored), Instructional Material
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NIJ-Sponsored

TECHBeat, July/August 2015

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Publication Type
Report (Technical), Program/Project Description
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NIJ-Sponsored

Body Worn Cameras: Research Underway at NIJ

June 2015

Body worn camera technology has been at the forefront of the national discussion on policing. NIJ Director Nancy Rodriguez discusses how there is currently little science-based guidance to help for law enforcement officials decide whether and how to use body worn cameras in their jurisdictions. Rodriguez highlights how NIJ is supporting research, including projects in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, to evaluate the use and impact of body worn cameras.

TECHBeat, March/April 2015

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Publication Type
Technical Assistance, Issue Overview, Instructional Material
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NIJ-Sponsored

TECHBeat, May/June 2014

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Publication Type
Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
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NIJ-Sponsored