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Publications

Cell Phone Forensics in a Correctional Setting: Guidebook
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2014

Criminal Justice Restraints NIJ Standard 1001.00
National Institute of Justice, September 2014

NIJ Criminal Justice Restraints Standard
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2014

NIJ Duty Holster Retention Standard Fact Sheet
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2014

NIJ Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard Fact Sheet
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2014

What Is the Goal of NIJ's Corrections Technology Program?
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2014

Body-Worn Cameras for Criminal Justice: Market Survey Version 1.0
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2014

Bulletproof Vest Partnership Initiative
Bureau of Justice Assistance, August 2013

Introduction to Portal Contraband Detection Technology
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2013

Predicting Recidivism Risk: New Tool in Philadelphia Shows Great Promise
National Institute of Justice, February 2013

Sex Offenders Monitored by GPS Found to Commit Fewer Crimes
National Institute of Justice, February 2013

Compact, Low-Cost Body Cavity Screening Device
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2013

UWB Enhanced Time Difference of Arrival System, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2013

Unobtrusive Suicide Warning System, Final Technical Report, Phase III
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2012

Monitoring High-Risk Sex Offenders with GPS Technology: An Evaluation of the California Supervision Program (Final Report)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2012

Special Panel Review of Excited Delirium
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2011

Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council 2010 Annual Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2011

Greening Corrections Technology Guidebook
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2011

Unobtrusive Suicide Warning System (Final Technical Report)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2011

Advanced Behavior Recognition in Crowded Environments
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2011

Electronic Monitoring Reduces Recidivism
National Institute of Justice, September 2011

Automated Detection and Prevention of Disorderly and Criminal Activities
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2011

Body Armor Video for Officers
National Institute of Justice, March 2011

Body Armor Video for Purchasers
National Institute of Justice, March 2011

Contraband Cell Phones in Prisons - Possible Wireless Technology Solutions
U.S. Department of Commerce, December 2010

High-Priority Criminal Justice Technology Needs 2010
National Institute of Justice, August 2010

An Introduction to Portal Contraband Detection Technology
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, June 2010

Tracking Inmates and Locating Staff with Active Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID): Early Lessons Learned in One U.S. Correctional Facility
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2010

Guidebook for Less-lethal Devices: Planning for, Selecting, and Implementing Technology Solutions
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2010

Cell Phones Behind Bars
National Institute of Justice, December 2009

Evaluating the Use of Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) Technology to Prevent and Investigate Sexual Assaults in a Correctional Setting
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2009

Conducted Energy Devices: Use in a Custodial Setting
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, August 2009

Using Technology to Make Prisons and Jails Safer
National Institute of Justice, March 2009

Evaluation Design for the District of Columbia Department of Corrections' Use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology with Jail Inmates
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2008

Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor NIJ Standard - 0101.06
National Institute of Justice, July 2008

Weapons And Non-Permitted Devices Detector (WANDD)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2008

Study of Deaths Following Electro Muscular Disruption: Interim Report
National Institute of Justice, June 2008

Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis of Conducted Energy Devices: TASER X26 vs. Stinger S200
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2008

Evaluation Design for the District of Columbia Department of Corrections' Use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology with Jail Inmates
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2008

Making Corrections Safer With Technology
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2008

Improving Correctional Officer Safety: Reducing Inmate Weapons
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2007

Detecting Concealed Weapons: Directions for the Future
National Institute of Justice, October 2007

Through-the-Wall Surveillance: A New Technology for Saving Lives
National Institute of Justice, October 2007

Global Positioning System (GPS) Technology for Community Supervision: Lessons Learned
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2007

Mental Health Screens for Corrections
National Institute of Justice, May 2007

Assessing the Validity of Voice Stress Analysis Tools in a Jail Setting
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2007

Jail Information Model
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, November 2006

Radio Spectrum
National Institute of Justice, August 2006

Duress Systems in Correctional Facilities
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2006

No More "Cell" Phones
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, April 2006

Tracking Prisoners in Jail With Biometrics: An Experiment in a Navy Brig
National Institute of Justice, January 2006

'Physics' in Corrections
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, 2006

Supplement I: Status Report to the Attorney General on Body Armor Safety Initiative Testing and Activities
National Institute of Justice, December 2004

Drug Detection in Prison Mailrooms
National Institute of Justice, November 2004

Department of Defense Nonlethal Weapons and Equipment Review: A Research Guide for Civil Law Enforcement and Corrections
National Institute of Justice, October 2004

Duress Systems in Corrections Facilities
National Institute of Justice, September 2004

Prisoner Intake Systems: Assessing Needs and Classifying Prisoners
National Institute of Corrections, February 2004

Correctional Officer Duress Systems: Selection Guide
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2003

CCTV: Constant Cameras Track Violators
National Institute of Justice, July 2003

Effectiveness and Safety of Pepper Spray
National Institute of Justice, April 2003

Implementing Telemedicine in Correctional Facilities
National Institute of Justice, May 2002

Offender Supervision With Electronic Technology: A User's Guide
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2002

Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor, NIJ Standard-0115.00
National Institute of Justice, September 2000

"Technocorrections": The Promises, the Uncertain Threats, Research in Brief
National Institute of Justice, May 2000

Development of Inexpensive RADAR Flashlight for Law Enforcement and Corrections Applications
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2000

Test Protocol for Comparative Evaluation of Protective Gloves for Law Enforcement and Corrections Applications: NIJ Test Protocol 99-114
National Institute of Justice, June 1999

State and Federal Corrections Information Systems: An Inventory of Data Elements and an Assessment of Reporting Capabilities
Bureau of Justice Statistics, August 1998

Safety and Control in a County Jail: Nonlethal Weapons and the Use of Force
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 1997

When In Doubt . . . Check It Out: Labels Can Be Deceiving
Bureau of Justice Assistance

Related Resources

Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP)/Body Armor Safety Initiative (BASI)
Administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the BVP Program is designed to provide bulletproof vests to public safety personnel, including those in the field of corrections. BASI, administered by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), addresses the reliability of body armor used by safety professionals and examines the future of bullet-resistant technology and testing.

Community Corrections Special Feature
The NCJRS Community Corrections Special Feature focuses on resources for community corrections personnel and includes a section on Equipment and Technology.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to Federal, state, and local corrections agencies. NIC also provides funding to support program initiatives and provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ's Corrections Technologies page provides information about and links to publications and resources on technology within the corrections field. Additionally, NIJ's Standards and Testing page highlights the efforts of the NIJ Standards and Testing Program and presents access to a listing of armor that complies with the NIJ Standard.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): 2010 Conference
During the 2010 NIJ Conference, the following sessions were presented:

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
As a program of the National Institute of Justice, the NLECTC System is the conduit between researchers and criminal justice professionals in the field for technology issues. NLECTC works with criminal justice professionals to identify urgent and emerging technology needs.

PoliceArmor.org
It is imperative that both corrections and law enforcement officers understand how to select body armor that not only provides maximum protection, but also meets the standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). PoliceArmor.org, a Web site sponsored by NIJ and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), serves as a single point of access for technical information, NIJ’s Compliance Testing Program and Compliant Product List, and guidelines for proper fit and care of body armor.

For additional publications and resources on this topic, visit the Corrections: Equipment/Technology section of our site and conduct a search the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

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