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Expanding Research to Examine the Impacts of Forensic Science on the Criminal Justice System

December 2020

In 2004, the National Institute of Justice created the social science research on forensic sciences (SSRFS) research program to explore the impact of forensic sciences on the criminal justice system and the administration of justice. Much of the early research from the SSRFS program focused on DNA processing and the use of DNA in investigations and prosecutions.

Benefit-Cost Analysis for Crime Policy

February 2011

How do we decide how to allocate criminal justice resources in a way that minimizes the social harms from both crime and policy efforts to control crime? How, for that matter, do we decide how much to spend on the criminal justice system and crime control generally, versus other pressing needs? These questions are at the heart of benefit-cost analysis.

Episode 39: 2018 IPTES: Just Bayesian Brawl

Date Published
April 2018
Publication Type
Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Grant Sponsored), Instructional Material (Programmed), Conference Material
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored

Communicating Forensic Science

Date Published
May 2015
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored)
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored