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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

CLAJ Completed Activities 

CLAJ oversees the work of committees formed to review the available evidence on defined question(s)/issue(s) or respond to a specific charge, including making findings, conclusions and/or recommendations. *Get more information about how to work with the committee.*




Illicit Tobacco

Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform

Incarceration cover

Juvenile Justice Cover med



Ballistic Imaging report cover

Firearms report cover

Border Security report cover

Proactive Policing: Effects on Crime and Communities
The Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion:
Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

The Roundtable on Crime Trends

Committee on the Illicit Tobacco Market
Committee on Strengthening Forensic Science at the National Institute of Justice

Committee on Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform

Committee on the High Growth of Incarceration in the United States

Committee on Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence (EO, CLAJ)

Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform


Committee on Deterrence and the Death Penalty


Committee on Estimating Costs to the Department of Justice of Increased Border Security Enforcement by the Department of Homeland Security

Committee on Assessing the Research Program of the National Institute of Justice 

Workshop for Understanding the Demand for Illegal Drugs


Committee on Assessing the Feasibility, Accuracy, and the Technical Capability of a National Ballistics Database
Committee on Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention and Other National Goals
Understanding Crime Trends: A Workshop


Committee for Workshop-based Study on Community Supervision and Desistance from Crime

Committee on Improving Evaluation of Anti-Crime Programs

Committee to Improve Research Information and Data on Firearms
Committee to Review Research on Police Policies and Practices
Roundtable on Social and Behavioral Sciences and Terrorism
Steering Committee for the Workshop on Issues in Research on Violence Against Women

Committee on Case Studies in School Violence


Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs
Panel on Juvenile Crime: Prevention, Treatment, and Control

Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of Pathological Gambling

Panel on Research on Violence Against Women

Panel on the Understanding and Control of Violent Behavior

Panel on the Understanding and Control of Violent Behavior

Panel on Research on Taxpayer Compliance Behavior
Panel on Statistical Assessments as Evidence in the Courts

Working Group on Communities and Crime

Working Group on Field Experimentation in Criminal Justice
Working Group on Substance Abuse and Other Criminality

Working Group on Jail and Prison Crowding

Panel on Research on Criminal Careers

Panel on Sentencing














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