Updated, September, 2011 There are two primary sources for crime data in the United States. The first is crime reported to law enforcement agencies, processed at the state level and reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Many criminologists see this data as an index of serious crimes that are reported to police. The problem is […]
Archives for September 2011
This Bureau of Justice Statistics bulletin presents 2010 estimates of violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault), property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft), and personal theft (pocket picking and purse snatching). It describes the decline in victimization from 2009 to 2010 and analyzes longer-term declines from 1993 […]
Through a federal grant project, funded by OVC, participating partners developed “Serving Survivors of Homicide Victims During Cold Case Investigations: A Guide for Developing a Law Enforcement Protocol.” The project team identified six key areas to help law enforcement agencies as they reopen cold cases and serve the survivors of homicide victims. (OVC)
The Eleventh Crime Mapping Research Conference will be held October 17-21, 2011, in Miami, Florida. This year’s conference will focus on solving problems using geography and technology. Workshops and plenary sessions will discuss foreclosures, geographic profiling, geographic information systems and policing, and geocoding crime data.
The September issue of “Justice Today” pays tribute to the public safety officers who risked their lives on September 11, 2001. This issue also discusses BJA’s Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program and the Smart Policing Initiative, which implements evidenced-based approaches to address crimes within communities.
The latest conversation with Dr. John Laub, Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), is now on The NIJ Director’s Corner Web page. This discussion, “Feedback from the Field: How Your Colleagues Are Using NIJ’s Work,” provides comments from researchers and practitioners on how they are using NIJ research and training tools in the field.
On September 20, 2011, from 3 to 4 p.m. ET, the Bureau of Justice Assistance will host “Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management: Reentry and Supervision.” This Webinar will discuss the creation and implementation of sex offender registries and community notification systems within the tribal community.
On September 21, 2011, at 2 p.m. ET, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on best practices for assisting undocumented/temporary immigrant crime victims. Rupaleem Bhuyan, Ph.D., currently conducting research on immigrants’ access to public benefits and their response to domestic violence, and L. Patricia Ice, director […]
During National Campus Safety Awareness Month (September), NCJRS invites you to view the Campus Safety Special Feature. This online resource contains links to publications and Web sites that focus on crime and safety matters on campuses of higher education.
With September being recognized as National Preparedness Month, NCJRS shares with you the Safety and Preparedness Special Feature. This Special Feature captures publications and resources designed to better prepare individuals and communities in case of emergency situations.