The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) recently released the report, “National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach.” This report was developed in accordance with the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act of 2013, which charged NIJ with developing national best practices and protocols on the collection and processing of DNA evidence, specifically in sexual assault cases.

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in coordination with the RAND Corporation, has released an article as part of NIJ Journal Number 278 titled, “​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Identifying Technology Needs and Innovations to Advance Corrections.” This article explains how NIJ and a team led by the RAND Corporation are collaborating to identify types of technology needs and innovative solutions for law enforcement, courts, and corrections agencies, as part of

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has recently updated its Crime Mapping and Analysis Program Training Course materials. Specific changes include updates to the course materials for the introductory- and intermediate-level course “Crime Mapping and Analysis Using ArcGIS 10.1.” The new materials were designed to offer a combination of structured, step-by-step lessons, followed by an unstructured period in which students can practice the concepts with their own data.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) recently released a new issue of the NIJ Journal (issue 275). The journal presents research-based information that can help inform policy decisions and improve understanding of the criminal justice system.

In this issue of the NIJ Journal, you will find a variety of articles such as:

Please join the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) on Friday, September 18 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. ET for the “Strengthening Law Enforcement-Community Relations” seminar. This seminar is part of NIJ’s Research for the Real World seminar series where forward-looking figures in the law enforcement community discuss their contributions to the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety.