In recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month (January 2013), NCJRS offers the Stalking Awareness Special Feature. This resource provides links to materials and Web sites that address the prevention of and law enforcement efforts targeted to stalking offenses. Resources developed for and about victims of such offenses are also provided.
Archives for January 2013
On December 31, 2012, after serving two and a half years as director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), James P. Lynch left his position to become Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. While serving as BJS director, he led efforts to increase funding that improved […]
The Council of State Governments Justice Center has released “Statewide Law Enforcement/Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Initiatives.” This Burea of Justice Assistance-supported report examines how states have developed structures and standards to make encounters between police and people with mental illnesses safer for all involved and to produce better mental health […]
During the coming days and weeks, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will begin releasing solicitations for fiscal year 2013. To find out more about these upcoming solicitations and to subscribe so you can be notified when new solicitations are released, visit NIJ’s Forthcoming Funding Opportunities Web page.
The National Institute of Justice has added “Gaining Speed with ‘Fast GC’: A Practitioner’s Perspective (archive)” to its list of available multimedia resources. In this recorded training, panel members discussed the adoption and implementation of various components of “fast GC” technologies.
On January 22, 2013, at 3 p.m. ET, the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Criminal Justice Association will host “Strengthening Indigent Defense: Understanding State and Federal Resources.” This Webinar will showcase DOJ’s efforts to encourage jurisdictions to bring all system stakeholders together and will highlight some of the state and federal resources available […]
The Bureau of Justice Assistance Calendar of Events provides a searchable, sortable listing of upcoming criminal justice conferences. Users can search by month and can filter events by topic and state.
The National Institute of Justice funded researchers at the Vera Institute of Justice to study the scope of prosecutorial discretion. They found that objective strength of evidence was the determining factor in most screening decisions. Read the full report “The Anatomy of Discretion: An Analysis of Prosecutorial Decision Making Technical Report” (NCJ 240334) or […]