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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Current Projects

Modernizing the Nation’s Crime Statistics

A panel of the National Research Council will assess and make recommendations for the development of a modern set of crime measures in the United States and the best means for...

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Proactive Policing - Effects on Crime, Communities, and Civil Liberties in the United States
The term “proactive policing" encompasses the universe of policing strategies that are explicitly intended to prevent or reduce crime, as opposed to reacting to criminal...

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Strengthening Forensic Science at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
This new study will review the progress made by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to advance forensic science research since the 2009 report, Strengthening Forensic Science...

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