Proactive Policing - Effects on Crime, Communities, and Civil Liberties in the United States
"Proactive policing" encompasses policing strategies that are explicitly intended to prevent or reduce crime, as opposed to reacting to criminal events after they have occurred. This study will review the evidence on the effects of different forms of proactive policing on crime and disorder, discriminatory application, legality, and community reaction and receptiveness.
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The first meeting is scheduled for November 12-13, 2015. Sessions open to the public are on
November 12 (9:00 am–noon).
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Roundtable on Understanding Crime Trends in the United States
September 24, 2015
The sixth and final meeting synthesized the key issues and concepts that were discussed during previous meetings.
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|Video Now Available|
The new video is an overview of the 2014 CLAJ report, which explains how incarceration rates increased in the United States and why the nation now needs a change in course.
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Support for Forensic Science Research: Improving the Scientific Role of the National Institute of Justice
Reliable and valid forensic science techniques are critical to a credible, fair, and evidence-based justice system. This report examines the National Institute of Justice’s recent efforts to strengthen its forensic science research and development program and recommends ways to build upon this progress and further improve the agency's ability to support forensic science research.
|Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market: |
This report 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, and identifies a range of possible polilcy and enforcement interventions by the U.S. federal government and/or states and localities.
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Guide for the Legal Sector for Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking
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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