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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

Recent Events

Seminar on
Gender-Based Violence

Keck CenterThis seminar explored a framework for the development of future research related to gender-based violence. 


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Workshop
The Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Videos of the workshop are now available

Social Exclusion

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Recent Publications

Proactive Policing: Effects on Crime and Communities

Proactive PolicingLThis report reviews the evidence and discusses the data and methodological gaps on the effects of different forms of proactive policing on crime and offers a comprehensive evaluation of proactive policing that includes not only crime prevention impacts but also its broader implications for justice and U.S. communities.

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Modernizing Crime Statistics:
Report 1: Defining and Classifying Crime

Modernizing Crime Statistics1This report is the first of two reports on developing a new set of indicators of crime in the United States. This report proposes a new system for the classification of crime—an initial conceptual framework in modernizing crime statistics—based on historical and international efforts to define crime and on the diverse demands for and uses of crime data by stakeholders.

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Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice

Bullying Prevention coverThis new report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, and the Committee on Law and Justice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem. The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.

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