Prison Contraband: Prevalence, Impacts, and Interdiction Strategies
National Institute of Justice Literature Review and Data Analysis on Deaths in Custody, Report to Congress
Desistance from Crime: Interventions to Help Promote Desistance and Reduce Recidivism
No single criminal justice agency can promote desistance on its own. Partnerships across state, local, and federal agencies — along with the support of family and community stakeholders — are instrumental in supporting desistance from crime and reducing recidivism.
Law enforcement, courts, corrections, and community supervision agencies play a key role in the desistance process and reducing recidivism.
Are progressive chief prosecutors effective in reducing prison use and cumulative racial/ethnic disadvantage? Evidence from Florida
Community Violence Intervention
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy Solomon and Senior Advisor Eddie Bocanegra team up in this Justice Today podcast to discuss community violence intervention. Bocanegra discusses his own experience with gang violence and incarceration and his work in OJP to help the Biden Administration tackle community-based violence. This episode was recorded before the FY 2022 Office of Justice Programs Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative grant solicitation closed.
Purposes, Practices, and Problems of Supermax Prisons (From Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 28, P 385-434, 2001, Michael Tonry, ed. -- See NCJ-192542)
Private Prisons (From Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 28, P 265-346, 2001, Michael Tonry, ed. -- See NCJ-192542)
Resolution of Prison Riots: Strategies and Policies
Administrative Segregation in U.S. Prisons
Boot Camps: Mixed Results
NIJ Update: NIJ's Response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act
Back to the Future: Slovenia's Penological Heritage
"There's a Lot in Those Keys Isn't There?" The Experience of a Female Researcher Researching Rape in a Male Prison Undertaking the Research as a Key Holder (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice, P 769-778, 2004, Gorazd Mesko, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-
Self-Assessment of Professional Capacity, Competence and Values of Prison Officers in Slovenian Prisons (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice, P 146-154, 2004, Gorazd Mesko, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-207973)
Keeping the Prison Clean: An Update on Pennsylvania's Drug Control Strategy
ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN
Race and the Geography of Opportunity in the Post-Prison Labor Market
Taking Stock: An Overview of NIJ's Reentry Research Portfolio and Assessing the Impact of the Pandemic on Reentry Research
Over several decades, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has made significant contributions to the field of reentry, specifically what works for whom and when. In recent years, however, the global pandemic has made it increasingly difficult to conduct research on and with populations involved with the justice system. During this time, many researchers assessing various justice-related outcomes were unable to continue their inquiries as planned due to a lack of access to their populations of interest, forcing many to pivot and rethink their research designs.
Learning from Doing Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Second Chance Act Grant Program
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.
Addressing Trauma in Women's Prisons
The Hidden Costs of Reentry: Understanding the Barriers to Removing a Criminal Record
NIJ hosted a webinar to discuss under-researched aspects of reentry: expungement of criminal records and the impact of those records. This webinar includes a presentation of ongoing research projects examining the impact of legal aid for expungement and past research projects studying the accuracy and permanency of criminal records and the prevalence of collateral consequences of conviction. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.