Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative

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On behalf of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the RAND Corporation in partnership with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), RTI International, and the University of Denver is carrying out a research effort to assess and prioritize technology needs across the criminal justice community. This effort is a component of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) System, which is an integral part of NIJ's science and technology program.

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  • Report

    A High-Quality Correctional Workforce Is Essential

    Aug 7, 2018

    Correctional staff can have a significant impact not only on the lives of offenders and their chances for successful outcomes, but also on the communities they return to upon release. An expert panel identified and prioritized ways to address the sector's workforce concerns.

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    How Police Could Use Social Media and Social Network Analysis

    Jul 18, 2018

    Social media and social network analysis could help law enforcement monitor for safety threats, identify those at high risk for involvement in violence, and investigate crimes and crime networks. But computer security, privacy, and civil rights protections must be in place before using these tools.

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    Identifying Law Enforcement Needs for Access to Digital Evidence in Remote Data Centers

    Apr 23, 2018

    What are the challenges faced by state and local law enforcement in obtaining data and digital evidence held remotely or by transnational companies in their investigations of local crimes?

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