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Public Discussion
Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role

October 23, 2014
(1:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

Members of the committee and the OJJDP administrator will discuss the report.

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Measuring Dimensions of Subjective Well-Being: The Role of Official Statistics

October 24, 2014 (2:00 - 4:30 p.m.)
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Lecture Room

Presenters include Arthur Stone, professor of psychology, University of Southern California, and chair of the panel that wrote the recent NRC report Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering and Other Dimensions of Experience; Ed Humpherson, head of assessment, the UK Statistics Authority; and Carol Graham, senior fellow, The Brookings Institution.

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Stimulating Effective Innovation in Government
Policy Roundtable of the Behavioral and Social Sciences

October 30, 2014
(1:30 - 5:00 p.m.)
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 120

The meeting will focus on how innovations are stimulated, how we can learn whether they produce positive impacts, and how to use the lessons of innovations to manage, reshape, and expand programs.  ► More Information

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Public Session
Roundtable on Crime Trends

November 6, 2014
(9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
500 5th Street, NW
Room 103

The goal of this meeting is to understand how, and to what extent, population- and demographic-based factors may have influenced crime trends over the last two decades.  ► More Information

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Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification

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Identifying 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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Risks and Risk Governance in Shale Gas Development: Summary of Two Workshops

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This report summarizes two workshops convened in May and August 2013 by the Board on Environmental Change and Society to consider and assess claims about the levels and types of risk posed by shale gas development and about the adequacy of existing governance procedures.

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Data and Research to Improve the U.S. Food Availability System and Estimates of Food Loss

Food This report considers knowledge gaps, data sources that may be available or could be generated to fill gaps, what can be learned from other countries and international organizations, ways to ensure consistency of treatment of commodities across series, and the most promising opportunities for new data for the various food availability series.

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Sociality, Hierarchy, Health:
Comparative Biodemography: Papers from a Workshop

BiodemographyLThis collection of papers examines cross-species comparisons of social environments and their effects on health, longevity, and life histories.  It revisits both the theoretical underpinnings of biodemography and the empirical findings that have emerged over the past two decades.

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