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Tribal Crime, Justice, and Safety (Part 1)

June 2022

Research indicates that Native American persons experience crime victimization at higher rates than non-Native people. Furthermore, the unique position of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes as both sovereign nations and domestic dependents of the U.S. creates jurisdictional complexities in responding to crime, justice, and safety. Senior social and behavioral scientist Christine (Tina) Crossland discusses NIJ’s research on these topics, especially on the prevention of violence towards American Indians and Alaska Natives. Communications Assistant Stacy Lee Reynolds hosts.

Desistance: It’s a Process, Not an Event

April 2022
Desistance is the process of individuals ceasing engagement in criminal activity. It may sound simple but it is quite complex, and the more we understand it, the better equipped we are to help accelerate the process before people are incarcerated or once they leave prison or jail. NIJ Journal Editor Beth Pearsall hosts a conversation on this topic with Senior Social Science Analyst Marie Garcia, Senior Advisor Ben Adams, and Social Science Research Analyst Kaitlyn Sill.

Protecting Against Stress & Trauma - Part 1: Defining the Problem

October 2019

Part 1 of Protecting Against Stress & Trauma: Defining the Problem.  At this Research for the Real World seminar, NIJ brought together law enforcement practitioners and leading researchers in the field of stress to discuss the current research evidence and practical benefits of targeted stress-management interventions and how they can promote officer mental wellness. Video run time: 43:26 min.

Protecting Against Stress and Trauma - NIJ Research for the Real World Seminar

July 2019

NIJ Research for the Real World Seminar  NIJ brought together law enforcement practitioners and leading researchers in the field of stress to discuss the current research evidence and practical benefits of targeted stress-management interventions and how they can promote officer mental wellness.

Researchers on the panel are pioneers in the field of the Evidence-Based Policing Movement. They are leading scholars and Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) scholars. Video run time: 43.26 min.

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.