October 2017Eight individuals affected by wrongful convictions in the U. criminal justice system share their stories and the challenges they have faced since the wrongful conviction came to light.NIJ is dedicated to using science to learn about the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions.We are growing in dynamic new ways and we recognize that the right people, offering their ideas and expertise, will enable us to continue our success.May 2018NIJ’s Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Program aims to improve policies and practices based on evidence.
LEADS participants discuss: May 2017 Cara Altimus, former ASSS Fellow with NIJ, discusses the importance of law enforcement and first responders understanding mental illness, its causes, and how it affects the brain.
May 2018 Shon Barnes, a deputy police chief with the Salisbury Police Department in North Carolina and a Class of 2015 scholar of NIJ’s Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Program, explains predictive policing and details a quasi-experiment that his department performed.
He credits the LEADS Scholarship Program with helping him understand data and ask the right questions.
Watch how the National Institute of Justice takes an idea from a need to a reality in the laboratory.
November 2017 An influx of funding and improvements in efficiency can help reduce backlogs for forensic evidence, but if the capacity of labs does not continue to increase to keep up with demand, evidence will continue to pile up.
This video includes interviews with LEADS Program Chief Research Advisors, Geoffery Alpert and Gary Cordner.
LEADS scholars also provide commentary on the benefits of the program.
April 2018 In this moderated discussion with researchers, practitioners, and a policy advocate, we will talk about the promise of brief interventions to reduce teen dating violence across multiple settings with potentially high risk populations.
November 2017 Forensic science research and development is critical to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's crime laboratories.
Only with this understanding will we minimize these miscarriages of justice, support victims and restore their confidence in the justice system.
July 2017 Jeff Rojek, Associate Director for the Center for Law and Behavior at the University of Texas, explains what the research shows about why law enforcement officers are more or less likely to use seat belts.