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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...

2011-08-04 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From 1993 to 2009, about nine percent of victims of serious violent crime?rape or other sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated assault?received direct assistance from a victim service agency, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Victim service agencies are publicly or privately funded organizations that provide victims with support and services to aid their physical and emotional recovery, offer protection from...

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...

2011-06-15 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...

2011-04-14 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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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