National Institute of Justice

National Institute of Justice

National Institute of Justice

In line with Todd R. Clear

about National Institute of Justice in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is a section of the United States Department of Justice that provides research funding and professional staff support for studies of basic knowledge building, innovation, and program evaluation in crime control and criminal justice. Its official mission is to “advance scientific research, development, and evaluation to enhance the administration of justice and public safety.” In addition to sponsoring research and development and technology assistance, NIJ disseminates criminal justice knowledge through conferences and print and electronic media. The NIJ director is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. NIJ is a division of the Office of Justice Programs, the part of the Department of Justice that has oversight regarding special programs of justice in the federal jurisdiction and support to programs in the states.

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