In April 2018, the Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo was arrested. NIJ support helped lead to his arrest, and in the aftermath of the arrest, NIJ Social Science Analyst Eric Martin was among those tasked with finding other cases NIJ helped law enforcement solve. Eric joins the show to talk about some of those cases, and answer some broader questions about serial killers: What is a serial killer? Are they on the rise? How do we know how many serial killers are currently active?
Inclusive Research: Engaging People Closest to the Issue Makes for Better Science & Greater Impact; 2023 NIJ Research Conference Plenary
This panel will discuss what inclusive research is, how to conduct it, and what issues and challenges exist about engaging in it. “Inclusive research” has its history as a participatory research method designed to ensure people closest to the issue or problem under study are authentically engaged in the research process rather than simply being “research subjects.” While community-based participatory research has begun to take on greater prominence in the criminal justice realm, such efforts are largely confined to qualitative research inquiries.
Does who you know affect how you act? The impact of relationships on bystander intervention in interpersonal violence situations
Flag and boost theories for hot spot forecasting: An application of NIJ’s Real-Time Crime forecasting algorithm using Colorado Springs crime data
The Effect of the Physical Environment on Crime Rates: Capturing Housing Age and Housing Type at Varying Spatial Scales
Sexual violence is a significant criminal justice problem with long-term effects for its victims. In particular, sexual assault on or related to college campuses across the United States presents a growing public health and economic burden, starting with significant impacts on academic outcomes.
Identifying online risk markers of hard-to-observe crimes through semi-inductive triangulation: The case of human trafficking in the United States
Differentiating Identity Theft: An Exploratory Study of Victims Using a National Victimization Survey
Use of Crime Mapping in Safety Efforts in Italy (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice, P 785-792, 2004, Gorazd Mesko, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-207973)
Organised Crime in Serbia--Media Construction and Social Reaction (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice, P 685-694, 2004, Gorazd Mesko, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-207973)
Criminalistics--Scientia Sui Generis--Arguments Pro et Contra (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice, P 372-379, 2004, Gorazd Mesko, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-207973)
Basic Problems of Robbery Detection (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice, P 360-366, 2004, Gorazd Mesko, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-207973)
How Much Violence Against Women is There? (From Violence Against Women and Family Violence: Developments in Research, Practice, and Policy, 2004, Bonnie Fisher, ed. -- See NCJ-199701)
Reauthorized in 2018, the Second Chance Act (SCA) aims to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities through the provision of federal grants. During this panel, National Institute of Justice-funded researchers will detail two ongoing evaluations of the SCA grant program:
- An evaluation of the effectiveness of the SCA grant program per Title V of the First Step Act.
- A longitudinal examination of the long-term impacts of the SCA program.