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Procedural Justice Training for Law Enforcement Officers

September 2016

The procedural justice training for law enforcement serves to rebuild community trust and increase legitimacy. Procedural justice focuses on the way police interact with the public, and how these interactions influence crime rates and the public's view of police and willingness to obey the law. Evidence shows that practicing procedural justice can have significant impact on public safety and officer safety. Video run time: 4:28 min.

What is the Crime Victims Fund?

March 2016

This video describes the Crime Victims Fund, a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation that is made up of fines, special assessments, and forfeited bail paid by people who are convicted of federal crimes in U.S. courts around the country. Video run time: 2:34 min.

How Research and Technology Are Expanding Sexual Assault Kit Testing

January 2016

NIJ Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences Director Gerald LaPorte and Deputy Director Heather Waltke, along with Heather LaSalle, Forensic Examiner, DNA Casework Unit, and Tina Delgado, Chief, Biometrics Division from the FBI Laboratory discuss how scientific advances can help jurisdictions process a large number of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.  Video run time: 2:55 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: 3:58 min.