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BBCSS Bi-Annual Meeting

October 16, 2014
10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Beckman Center of the National Academies, 100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA

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

Risks and Shale Gas Development CoverThis 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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The Context of Military Environments: An Agenda for Basic Research on Social and Organizational Factors Relevant to Small Units

CME coverLThis report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences presents recommendations to the U.S. Army Research Institute for a program of basic scientific research on the roles of social and organizational contextual factors, such as organizational institutions, culture, and norms, as determinants and moderators of the performance of individual soldiers and small units.

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Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role

Implementing Juvenile JusticeLImplementing Juvenile Justice Reform 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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