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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
CLAJ - TOPICS

Overview

 

Established in 1975, the Committee on Law and Justice’s independent, expert reports and other scientific activities identify new areas of research; assist in resolving scientific controversies; extend the research agenda in established areas; promote theory development; and advance research-based policies. The committee accomplishes these tasks through presentations, workshops, seminars, symposia, and studies on various topics of interest to the field.
 
 

The topics explored by the committee include:

  • Crime: Causes, Trends and Prevention
  • Investigation and Enforcement: Forensics, Policing and Regulation
  • Adjudication: Courts and Sentencing
  • Corrections: Incarceration and Supervision
  • Delinquency: Prevention, Intervention and Justice
  • Victims: Vulnerable Populations and Family Violence
  • Domestic and Personal Security: Terrorism and Cyber Security
  • Research: Data and Measurement
  • Evaluation: Programs and Policies

Terrorism graphic 
 
Analysis and magnifying glass 
drugs police line do not cross 

 


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