Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative

Handcuffs on computer keyboard

Photo by Mark Oleksiy/Fotolia

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.

If you would like to receive email notification when new information is made available about this project, please provide your name, organization, and email address through our subscription form.

  • A policeman talks to a distressed person on the street, photo by KatarzynaBialasiewicz/Getty Images

    Report

    How Law Enforcement Can Fight the Opioid Crisis

    Sep 6, 2019

    Law enforcement has a unique role in addressing the opioid crisis because it interacts with those affected by it on a day-to-day basis. Promising efforts include connecting people with opioid use disorder to treatment, collaborating to achieve community buy-in, and protecting officers on the front lines.

  • A guard leaves the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina, April 16, 2018, photo by Randall Hill/Reuters

    Report

    What Correctional Institutions Need to Address Security Challenges

    Jul 31, 2019

    Some threats to the security of correctional institutions—such as violence, escape attempts, and contraband—are as old as the institutions themselves. But as society and technology evolve, new threats are emerging, including hacking, synthetic drugs, and drones.

  • Report

    Fostering Innovation to Respond to Top Challenges in Law Enforcement

    Jul 22, 2019

    Findings from a capstone workshop attended by a group of the nation's top law enforcement executives. The workshop aimed to identify and characterize the challenges and opportunities facing law enforcement today, and how innovation could be used to address them.

More Publications

This website is funded through a cooperative agreement from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).