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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 184425     Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Journal Issue No. 238
  Document URL: PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Tom McEwen ; Lois Pilant ; Christopher H. Asplen
  Editor(s): Judy Reardon
  Journal: National Institute of Justice Journal  Issue:238  Dated:January 1999  Pages:1 to 40
Date Published: 01/1999
Page Count: 42
  Series: NIJ Journal
  Annotation: This issue of the National Institute of Justice Journal contains three articles on topics of interest to law enforcement professionals.
Abstract: The first article describes the National Institute of Justice’s program to enable police to participate as equals with researchers. Under Locally Initiated Research Partnerships, the partners share responsibility throughout the course of the project, jointly selecting a topic of interest to the police department and collaborating on the research design, its implementation, and interpretation of the study findings. An article on law enforcement technology describes a Texas program to reduce the time needed to document police procedures such as issuing tickets for DWI. The Texas Department of Public Safety has equipped patrol cars with the ALERT computer system. This system allows the officer to control all patrol car functions with a single device, videotapes all actions from four perspectives around the vehicle, and reduces to 2 hours paperwork that would customarily require 4 hours of the officer’s time. A third article describes the responsibility of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence to ensure more effective use of DNA as a crime-fighting tool and foster its use throughout the criminal justice system. Figures, notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Research methods ; Police equipment ; Computers ; Science and Technology ; Federal programs ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Police policies and procedures ; Research design models ; Texas
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 95-IJ-CX-0083;
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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