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  • Friday, February 18, 2011
  • Contact: Office of Justice Programs
  • Telephone: (202) 307-0703

Weekly News Brief

Putting Research into Practice—Laurie O. Robinson, OJP's Assistant Attorney General, spoke on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at a briefing convened by the American Society of Criminology about the need to use research-based policies to prevent and reduce crime. She highlighted the Justice Reinvestment movement, which brings state-level policymakers, legislators, and outside experts together to analyze criminal justice policies and determine ways to make smarter use of limited funds. Her remarks were an excerpt from her recent essay in the February 2011 issue of Criminology and Public Policy's special issue on imprisonment and crime.

New Podcast about Community Relations—Sergeant Alan Murphy of the London (England) Metropolitan Police Service discusses "Prevent Units and the Importance of Community Relations in Law Enforcement" in the latest Bureau of Justice Assistance podcast.

Next Week:

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
Second Chance Grantee Conference
9 a.m.
Renaissance Hotel
999 9th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC

Laurie O. Robinson, OJP's Assistant Attorney General, will speak and then introduce James Cole, Deputy Attorney General.

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011
10:30 a.m. ? 12 Noon
Research for the Real World: NIJ Seminar Series

Ms. Roseanna Ander, Executive Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab, and Dr. Jens Ludwig, Director, University Crime Lab, will discuss "Benefit-Cost Analysis for Crime Policy" at the National Institute of Justice's Seminar Series hosted by Dr. John Laub, NIJ Director.