Proactive Policing: Effects on Crime and Communities. This report reviews the evidence and discusses the data and methodological gaps on the effects of different forms of proactive policing on crime and offers a comprehensive evaluation of proactive policing that includes not only crime prevention impacts but also its broader implications for justice and U.S. communities. ► Read more
Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market reviews the nature of illicit tobacco markets, evidence for policy effects, and variations among different countries with a focus on implications for the United States. ►Read more
New Members Join CLAJ. CLAJ Chair Robert Crutchfield extends a warm welcome to 5 new members who joined the committee on January 1 of this year. ► Read more
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CLAJ Bi-annual Meeting and Seminar
May 15-16, 2019
National Academies Keck Center Room 100 and Room 201 500 5th Street, NW Washington, DC
Agenda and Registration forthcoming
Seminar Criminal and Juvenile Justice Prosecution
October 18, 2018 Participants of the seminar discussed a framework for the development of future research pertinent to the prosecution of crime and delinquency. In 2001 after convening a workshop, the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) published a report on What’s Changing in Prosecution? As it has been 17 years since the National Academies undertook activities specifically addressing the prosecution of crime, this wasan appropriate time for the Committee to explore past and current research and hear from prosecutors, researchers, policy makers, and others about the needs of the field.
This video illustrates the findings of the NRC report The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences that urges policymakers to reconsider sentencing policies and to seek crime-control strategies that are more effective, with better public safety benefits and fewer unwanted consequences.
Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief The Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
This new publication from the Committee on Law and Justice summarizes a workshop held April 2018 to discuss how the criminal justice system affects the fundamental status of people as members of society and to consider next steps for research, practice, and policy for the field. The workshop looked at the reasons for the disparate experiences of individuals involved with the criminal justice system by race, ethnicity, and gender, the mechanisms that cause them to persist, and what can be done through policy and practice to minimize those differences.
Proactive Policing: Effects on Crime and Communities
This report reviews the evidence and discusses the data and methodological gaps on the effects of different forms of proactive policing on crime and offers a comprehensive evaluation of proactive policing that includes not only crime prevention impacts but also its broader implications for justice and U.S. communities.
Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 2: New Systems for Measuring Crime
To derive statistics about crime – to estimate its levels and trends, assess its costs to and impacts on society, and inform law enforcement approaches to prevent it - a conceptual framework for defining and thinking about crime is virtually a prerequisite. Developing and maintaining such a framework is no easy task, because the mechanics of crime are ever evolving and shifting: tied to shifts and development in technology, society, and legislation.
Report 1 performed a comprehensive reassessment of what is meant by crime in U.S. crime statistics and recommends a new classification of crime to organize measurement efforts. This second report examines methodological and implementation issues and presents a conceptual blueprint for modernizing crime statistics.
Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice
This new report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, and the Committee on Law and Justice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem. The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.