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2011-08-18 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today published The Fingerprint Sourcebook, a comprehensive examination of the science behind fingerprint identification that will serve as a definitive resource for experts in the field. Written by more than 50 law enforcement and forensic experts worldwide, The Fingerprint Sourcebook consists of 15 chapters covering: the anatomy and physiology of friction ridge skin (the...

2011-08-10 09:56:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new bulletin released by the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) discusses the evaluation of five community programs to curb underage drinking by Air Force personnel. Reducing Drinking Among Underage Air Force Members in Five Communities highlights findings from an evaluation of five communities' efforts to reduce drinking and associated alcohol-related misconduct among active-duty Air...

2011-07-25 12:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the release of "Strategic Cutback Management: Law Enforcement Leadership for Lean Times." This Research for Practice report presents lessons learned in law enforcement agencies from previous periods of economic decline and suggests approaches for addressing the current financial crisis. As the United States grapples with the 10th economic decline since...

2011-06-22 11:00:00

A One-Stop Shop for Programs that Work in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice and Crime Victim Services WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today launched www.crimesolutions.gov. This new website is a central, credible resource to inform practitioners and policymakers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. The site includes information on more than 150 justice-related...

2011-06-20 05:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 criminal justice professionals will attend the National Institute of Justice's Annual Conference, Translational Criminology: Shaping Policy and Practice With Research, Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, June 22, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Va. The conference highlights research about crosscutting criminal justice issues and programs. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. will deliver a keynote address on...

2011-06-15 10:32:00

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today published the ninth publication from the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety, a roundtable managed by Harvard Kennedy School's Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management and funded by NIJ. The Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety brought together police chiefs, union leaders, academics and criminal justice...

2011-05-06 11:56:00

Dead Users Number 10,000 WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of cases in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System's (NamUs) two databases has reached a combined total of more than 15,000 and the number of registered users has grown to 10,000 since NamUs was launched in January 2009. To date, NamUs is credited with resolving 62 of the missing and unidentified person cases in its databases. "Reaching 15,000 cases illustrates the exponential growth of...

2011-05-05 15:19:04

Houston Police Department has 4,000 untested kits Researchers at Sam Houston State University and the University of Texas at Austin will team up with representatives from the criminal justice system in Houston to establish protocols to determine when sexual assault kits need to be tested by crime labs. "This is a problem-solving project that seeks to determine why so many kits are not being tested," said Dr. William Wells, who is leading the research project at Sam Houston State University....

2011-04-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the technical report Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2010. This report describes the formulas used to allocate state and local JAG awards. The Bureau of Justice Assistance administers the JAG program, and BJS calculates the JAG formulas. The JAG program was created when Congress merged the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant (Byrne) program with the Local Law...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.