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Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

December 2015

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announces new guidance from the Justice Department designed to help law enforcement agencies prevent gender bias in their response to sexual assault and domestic violence, highlighting the need for clear policies, robust training and responsive accountability systems. Video run time: 1 hour 34 min.

Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery - Application Tips & Tools

December 2015

Every day, federal, state, and local law enforcement officers engage in exceptional acts of bravery while in the line of duty. Often, such acts place the officers involved at personal risk of injury or result in their sustaining a physical injury. To honor these acts of bravery, Congress passed the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008, creating the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery and the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. Video run time: 5:41 min.

Body-worn cameras: Research Underway at NIJ

August 2015

Body-worn camera technology has been at the forefront of the national discussion on policing. NIJ Director Nancy Rodriguez discusses how there is currently little science-based guidance to help law enforcement officials decide whether and how to use body worn cameras in their jurisdictions. Rodriguez highlights how NIJ is supporting research, including projects in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, to evaluate the use and impact of body worn cameras. Video run time: 4 min.