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American Society for Criminology

November 19-22, 2014

Location: San Francisco, CA

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Administrator Listenbee Discusses Recent Report

Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides remarks on how OJJDP is implementing the recommendations from the Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform report. 

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CLAJ member named as one of Politico's 50

CLAJ member Mark Kleiman was named one of Politico's 50 "thinkers, doers and dreamers who really matter in this age of gridlock and dysfunction."  

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CLAJ Member receives the Stockholm Prize in Criminology

This award given to CLAJ member Daniel S. Nagin, Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, recognizes the research that has helped to re-shape the use of prison and community corrections based on evidence of what works – and what doesn't.

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CLAJ Chair receives Distinguished Achievement Award

Jeremy Travis, Chair (CLAJ) and President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, received a Distinguished Achievement Award for his work in evidence-based crime policy from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy.

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CLAJ Member Spotlight

Susan SorensonFor the summer, we spotlight one of our new CLAJ members, Susan B. Sorenson, professor at the
School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania. 

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Recent Reports

Guide for the Legal Sector for Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking

Sex Trafficking Legal Guide

The 2013 report Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States, found that the United States is in the very early stages of recognizing, understanding, and developing solutions for these crimes. The knowledge and ability of law enforcment professionals, attorneys, and judges to identify victims, investigate cases, and make appropriate referrals is crucial to the development of an overall response to these crimes. This guide summarizes the information that is most relevant to individuals within the legal sector who interact in some way with victims, survivors, and perpetrators of these crimes.  

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Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification           

Identifying the Culprit CoverIdentifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification explains the science that has emerged during the past 30 years on eyewitness identifications and identifies best practices in eyewitness procedures for the law enforcement community and in the presentation of eyewitness evidence in the courtroom.

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Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role

Implementing Juvenile JusticeLImplementing Juvenile Justice Reform: the Federal Role identifies and prioritizes strategies and policies to effectively facilitate reform of the juvenile justice system and develop an implementation plan for OJJDP. Based on the 2013 report Reforming Juvenile Justice, this report is designed to provide specific guidance to OJJDP regarding the steps that it should take, both internally and externally, to facilitate juvenile justice reform grounded in knowledge about adolescent development. 

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The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences

incarceration cover wBorderLThis report finds that the dramatic increases in incarceration has failed to clearly yield large crime-reduction benefits for the nation.  In addition, the growth in incarceration may have had a wide range of unwanted consequences for individuals, families, communities, and society.  The report recommends that policymakers take steps to reduce the nation's reliance on incarceration.

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