This article contains short summaries of significant research findings from recently completed projects funded by the National Institute of Justice.
The projects deal with the development of computer-based training for law enforcement, the Ozark Correctional Center Drug Treatment Program in Missouri, effects of fatigue on police patrol officers, drug testing for youthful offenders on parole, response to domestic violence in a proactive court setting, and the use of less than lethal weapons by police officers. In addition, the projects focus on residential substance abuse treatment for State prisoners, therapeutic communities for drug-involved offenders in prisons and work release, restorative justice, forensic research on DNA, violence against women, drug court intervention in the District of Columbia, police use of domestic violence information systems, knowledge and attitudes of public housing residents toward community policing in South Carolina, the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program, and ballistics. Other NIJ-funded research projects in law enforcement, forensic science, substance abuse, and other fields are listed. 1 figure
- Response to commentary on "Transfer and persistence studies of inorganic and organic gunshot residues using synthetic skin membranes"
- Implementation of a screening tool for child sex trafficking among youth presenting to the emergency department-A quality improvement initiative
- Prevalence and risk factors for opioid related mortality among probation clients in an American city