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NIJ Journal Issue No. 241

NCJ Number
National Institute of Justice Journal Issue: 241 Dated: October 1999 Pages: 1-36
Date Published
October 1999
38 pages
Publication Series
This issue of the National Institute of Justice Journal contains four articles of interest to law enforcement and corrections professionals.
The first article reviews the use by criminal justice agencies of computer mapping and geographic information systems. It also addresses probation and parole departments’ use of mapping, often in conjunction with community corrections initiatives. The second article examines Pennsylvania’s approach to reducing drug use in prisons, an approach that includes increased K-9 unit searches of inmate housing and institutional areas. The third article discusses using knowledge and teamwork (involving U.S. attorneys, community leaders, and researchers, among others) to identify and solve specific crime problems. It reviews a five-city pilot initiative that built on lessons learned in other communities where crime was dropping. The fourth article describes the National Institute of Justice’s John B. Pickett Criminal Justice Policy and Management Fellowship Program. This program provides assistance to practitioners interested in attending a 1-year Mid-Career Master of Public Administration program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Figures, tables, notes

Date Published: October 1, 1999