BJS http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm Latest publications, products and solicitations Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:50:12 GMT Recidivism of Offenders Placed on Federal Community Supervision in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5642 (Publication) <br /> Examines the offending patterns of persons on federal community supervision in 2005 by offender characteristics and prior criminal history. <br /> 6/21/2016, NCJ 249743, Matthew R. Durose, <em>BJS Statistician</em>, Joshua A. Markman, <em>BJS Statistician</em>, Ramona R. Rantala, <em>BJS Statistician</em>, Andrew D. Tiedt, Ph.D., <em>Former BJS Statistician</em> Sheriffs' Office Personnel, 1993&ndash;2013 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5622 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on persons employed by the nations sheriffs offices on January 1, 2013, and employment trends since 1993. <br /> 6/16/2016, NCJ 249757, Andrea M. Burch, <em>BJS Statistician</em> Aging of the State Prison Population, 1993 - 2013 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5602 (Publication) <br /> Discusses factors that have contributed to the growing number of older offenders in state prison, and examines changes in the sex, race, current offense, and sentencing characteristics of these offenders over time. <br /> 5/19/2016, NCJ 248766, E. Ann Carson, Ph.D., <em>BJS Statistician</em>, William J. Sabol, Ph.D., <em>former BJS Director</em> Methodological Research to Support the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), working in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), seeks an applicant to conduct methodological work that will develop improved strategies to produce national estimates of children's exposure to violence. The work performed under this solicitation involves reviewing and assessing the recent administrations of OJJDP's National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) and making recommendations on items that will be included in the survey instrument, frame development, sampling plan, modes of data collection, strategies for reducing nonresponse bias, reference periods for trend analysis, and viability of supporting various subgroup estimates. Work will include (1) reviewing previous approaches used to collect NatSCEV data, (2) reviewing current literature on collecting information on sensitive topics and from hard-to-reach populations, including young children, (3) analyzing data collected in previous NatSCEV administrations, (4) developing and testing appropriate measures of exposure to violence, (5) designing alternative data collection strategies and methodologies to increase the utility of the data, (6) conducting cognitive and pilot tests to evaluate the proposed alternatives, and (7) providing detailed cost estimates for administering the proposed approaches. <br /> All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 24, 2016. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5599 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. <br /> 5/4/2016, NCJ 249758, Lauren Musu-Gillette, <em>National Center for Education Statistics</em>, Barbara A. Oudekerk, <em>Bureau of Justice Statistics</em>, Anlan Zhang, <em> American Institutes for Research</em> National Sources of Law Enforcement Employment Data http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5600 (Publication) <br /> This report describes and compares three law enforcement employment data sources: 1) the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, 2) the Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll (ASPEP), and 3) the Bureau of Justice Statistics' Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA). <br /> 4/26/2016, NCJ 249681, Duren Banks, Joshua Hendrix, <em>RTI International</em>, Matthew Hickman, <em>Seattle University</em>, Tracey Kyckelhahn, <em>United States Sentencing Commission</em> Assessing Inmate Cause of Death: Deaths in Custody Reporting Program and National Death Index http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5601 (Publication) <br /> Provides a technical review of the coverage and quality of inmate cause of death data collected under BJS's Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP). <br /> 4/21/2016, NCJ 249568, Ingrid Binswanger, M.D., BJS Visiting Fellow, Patrick Blatchford, Ph.D., Colorado School of Public Health, E. Ann Carson, Ph.D., BJS Statistician, Chris Ellis, RTI International, Margaret Noonan, BJS Statistician, Hope Smiley-McDonald, Ph.D., RTI International, Zhen Zeng, Ph.D, BJS Statistician Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2007&ndash;12 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5560 (Publication) <br /> Presents national estimates of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contacts, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported by correctional authorities in state juvenile correctional systems and local and private juvenile correctional facilities from 2007 to 2012. <br /> 1/28/2016, NCJ 249145, Allen J. Beck, Romana R. Rantala, <em>BJS Statisticians</em> Survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, 2007&ndash;2012 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5559 (Publication) <br /> Presents jurisdiction- and facility-level counts of allegations and substantiated incidents of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported by juvenile correctional authorities from 2007 to 2012. <br /> 1/28/2016, NCJ 249143, Allen J. Beck, Ramona R. Rantala, <em>BJS Statisticians</em> Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5540 (Publication) <br /> Presents the results of a nine-school pilot test that was conducted to develop a campus climate survey that collects school-level data on sexual victimization of undergraduate students. <br /> 1/20/2016, NCJ 249545, Marcus Berzofsky, <em>RTI International</em>, Christopher Krebs, <em>RTI International</em>, Lynn Langton, <em>Bureau of Justice Statistics</em>, Christine Lindquist, <em>RTI International</em>, Kimberly Peterson, <em>RTI International</em>, Michael Planty, <em>Bureau of Justice Statistics</em>, Bonnie Shook-Sa, <em>RTI International</em>, Jessica Stroop, <em>Bureau of Justice Statistics</em> Correctional Populations in the United States, 2014 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5519 (Publication) <br /> Presents statistics on persons supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2014, including offenders supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in state or federal prison or local jail. <br /> 12/29/2015, NCJ 249513, Lauren Glaze, Danielle Kaeble, Todd Minton, Anastasios Tsoutis, <em>BJS Statisticians</em> Assessing the Coverage and Reliability of Subnational Geographic Identifiers in the NCVS Public-Use File http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5520 (Publication) <br /> Examines the coverage and reliability of the NCVS sample in the subnational geographic areas that can be created from the public-use files by combining Census region, population size, and urbanicity. <br /> 12/28/2015, NCJ 249467, Marcus Berzofsky, Dr.P.H., Philip Lee, B.S., Bonnie E. Shook-Sa, M.A.S., <em> RTI International</em> Evaluation of Direct Variance Estimation, Estimate Reliability, and Confidence Intervals for the National Crime Victimization Survey http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5521 (Publication) <br /> Examines the feasibility of using direct variance estimation for the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). <br /> 12/28/2015, NCJ 249242, Marcus Berzofsky, Dr.P.H., Lance Couzens, B.S., David Heller, M.S., Chris Krebs, Ph.D., Bonnie E. Shook-Sa, M.A.S., Hope Smiley-McDonald, Ph.D., Rick Williams, Ph.D., <em> RTI International</em>