The National Institute of Justice sponsors research on alcohol and others drugs in the context of the criminal justice system to promote effective law enforcement, court and corrections responses to illegal drug markets and criminal behavior related to illicit drug use.
NIJ's drugs and crime research informs crime reduction through several approaches:
- Epidemiology — projects to increase the field's understanding of patterns between drugs, alcohol, violence and crime to inform communities and service providers.
- Prevention and Intervention — projects to increase the field's understanding of patterns between drugs, alcohol, violence and crime to inform communities and service providers.
- Drug Markets — projects to increase the field's understanding about the dynamics of drug production and distribution in domestic and international markets. See:
- Market Disruption — projects to identify and evaluate strategies to disrupt drug markets at different levels and by type of market.
- Forensics — projects to identify and assess methods, technologies, and strategies for drug recognition and detection, and support of medicolegal death investigation.
On this page, find links to articles, awards, events, publications, and multimedia related to drugs and crime.
Events and Trainings
- Narcotic Concealment Methods in U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Emergence of Counterfeit Tablets Containing Fentanyl in the United States
- Electronic Cigarettes: A Tangle of Regulation, Public Health, and Public Safety Issues
- Things Are Not What They Seem: A Collection of Interesting Case Studies from the Medical Examiner Scene Queens
- Stability of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in contaminated fingermarks probed by Raman Spectroscopy: Effect of temperature and time since deposition
- Supporting Law Enforcement and Prosecution of Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths
- Proliferation of Novel Synthetic Opioids in Postmortem Investigations After Core-Structure Scheduling for Fentanyl-Related Substances