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Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Public Seminar
Criminal and Juvenile Justice Prosecution

Juvenile SeminarOctober 18, 2018
1:00 - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Participants of the seminar will discuss 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 is an 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.

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Public Seminar
Leveraging and Integrating
Data for Disasters

October 19, 2018 
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

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The Next Generation of Patient-Focused Care: Healthcare System Integration for Coordinated Care

Seminar Patient focused careNovember 1, 2018
(1:00 - 5:00 pm EDT)

The Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

This seminar will explore challenges that exist across the span of care for children, adults, and the elderly and also affect their caregivers. Discussions will be focused on the next generation of patient care, in an increasingly electronically mediated health care environment, that will need to address multiple spatial-temporal system issues to seamlessly provide care and optimize patient well-being and that will also have to be adaptive to diverse patient populations and contexts.

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Of Interest

The Road to College Success
Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

This video, based on the report, introduces three competencies students should have that help reduce drop-out rates and support students' persistence and success at college. 

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Recent Publications

How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures

HPL2 coverThis consensus study report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and the Board on Science Education summarizes identifies new findings related to neurological processes involved in learning, individual and cultural variability related to learning, and educational technologies. In addition to expanding scientific understanding of the mechanisms of learning and how the brain adapts throughout the lifespan, there have been important discoveries about influences on learning, particularly sociocultural factors and the structure of learning environments.

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Improving Data Collection and Measurement of Complex Farms

FarmsLThis report from the Committee on National Statistics provides recommendations to help the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Economic Research Service (ERS) identify new approaches for effectively collecting data and reporting information about American agriculture, given the increased complexity of farm businesses in the recent decades.

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Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
The Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Social Exclusion WiB CoverThis 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.

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CNSTAT Task Force on the 2020 Census Releases Letter Report

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In response to the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) recent request for public comments on the 2020 Census, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on National Statistics' Task Force on the 2020 Census issued a letter report and submitted it as a public comment to DOC.

Read the Task Force's letter

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Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
Behavioral Economics and the Promotion of Health Among Aging Populations

Behavioral EconomicsThis new publication from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences summarizes a workshop held June 2018 to discuss behavioral economics research and how to expand such research to be of benefit to older and middle-aged adults. The workshop looked at successful applications of the research; how to make them more effective; and focused on identifying approaches that could generate long-term benefits in areas of interest to the National Institute on Aging, such as decreasing sedentary behavior, promoting volunteering and social engagement, improving medical regimen adherence, and reducing inappropriate use of opioids and using opioids when medically necessary.

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