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.
The National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony was held on April 12, 2016, at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recognized individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting crime victims and victim services.
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.
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.
Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today a 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.
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.
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Counter-Terrorism and the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice have partnered with the Kenya Wildlife Service to assess cost-effective aviation technology for law enforcement in remote areas.
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.