BJS http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm Latest publications, products and solicitations Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:24:18 GMT Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2014 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5844 (Publication) <br /> Presents estimates of nonfatal violent crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities. <br /> 11/29/2016, NCJ 250200, Erika Harrell Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories: Resources and Services, 2014 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5827 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on the resources and services of state, county, municipal, and federal forensic crime laboratories operating in the United States during 2014 and compares findings with census data from previous years. <br /> 11/22/2016, NCJ 250151, Andrea M. Burch, Matthew R. Durose, Emily Tiry, Kelly A. Walsh Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories: Quality Assurance Practices, 2014 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5828 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on the quality assurance practices of state, county, municipal, and federal forensic crime laboratories operating in the United States during 2014 and compares findings with census data from previous years. <br /> 11/22/2016, NCJ 250152, Andrea M. Burch, Matthew R. Durose, Emily Tiry, Kelly A. Walsh State-Administered Indigent Defense Systems, 2013 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5826 (Publication) <br /> Describes the methods for providing representation in criminal defense and civil, juvenile and appeals cases in 28 states and the District of Columbia. <br /> 11/16/2016, NCJ 250249, Suzanne M. Strong Determining the Optimal Number of Interview Waves in a Panel Survey with Application to the NCVS: Evaluation and Recommendations http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5825 (Publication) <br /> Presents the results of a study that evaluated the data quality and cost of changing the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) from the current longitudinal design in which household members are interviewed every 6 months for a total of 7 times over a 3.5-year period to designs in which respondents are interviewed 1, 3, 4, or 5 times. <br /> 11/15/2016, NCJ 249878, Marcus Berzofsky, Ivan Carrillo-Garcia Jails in Indian Country, 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5824 (Publication) <br /> Describes jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. <br /> 11/10/2016, NCJ 250117, Todd D. Minton Criminal Victimization, 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5804 (Publication) <br /> Presents national rates and levels of criminal victimization in 2015 and annual change from 2014. <br /> 10/20/2016, NCJ 250180, Rachel E. Morgan, Jennifer L. Truman Justice Assistance Grant Program, 2016 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5764 (Publication) <br /> Describes the steps used in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula calculation process and presents summary results of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 calculations. <br /> 9/29/2016, NCJ 250157, Alexia D. Cooper National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5765 (Press Release) <br /> FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics award $24.2 Million to Law Enforcement Agencies To Support National Crime-Reporting InfrastructureFunding is part of the 2016 National Crime Statistics Exchange initiative. <br /> 9/27/2016 Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5744 (Publication) <br /> Describes type, location, and characteristics of all known problem-solving courts active in 2012. <br /> 9/15/2016, NCJ 249803, Tracey Kyckelhahn, Ramona R. Rantala, Suzanne M. Strong Interviewing Conditions in the National Crime Victimization Survey, 1993-2013 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5725 (Working Paper) <br /> Describes the circumstances under which interviews are conducted with persons in the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) from 1993 to 2013. <br /> 8/30/2016, NCJ 249682, Shannan M. Catalano National Survey of Prison Health Care: Selected Findings http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5705 (Publication) <br /> Presents findings on health care services in U.S. state prisons, including the number of participating states that provided health services to prisoners by type of service. <br /> 7/28/2016, NCJ 249781, Karishma A. Chari, Carol J. DeFrances, Laura M. Maruschak, Alan E. Simon Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2016 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5704 (Publication) <br /> Describes Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) activities to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian country, as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act, 2010. <br /> 7/26/2016, NCJ 249939, Steven W. Perry State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2013 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5684 (Publication) <br /> Presents findings on the basic training programs of more than 600 state and local law enforcement training academies, including data on program content, recruits, and instructors. <br /> 7/21/2016, NCJ 249784, Brian A. Reaves Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations, 2004-13 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5666 (Publication) <br /> Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimizations perceived by the victim to be committed by adolescents ages 12 to 17 during 2004-13. <br /> 7/7/2016, NCJ 249756, Rachel E. Morgan, Barbara A. Oudekerk Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2013-2014 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5664 (Publication) <br /> Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2014, including partial data for 2013, and presents estimates of firearm applications received and denied annually since the effective date of the Brady Act through 2014. <br /> 6/30/2016, NCJ 249849, Trent D. Buskirk, Joseph M. Durso, Ronald J. Frandsen, Jennifer C. Karberg, Allina D. Lee PREA Data Collection Activities, 2016 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5662 (Publication) <br /> Describes the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) activities to collect data and report on the incidence and effects of sexual victimization in correctional facilities, as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) (P.L. 108-79). <br /> 6/28/2016, NCJ 249872, Allen J. Beck Facility-level and Individual-level Correlates of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities, 2012 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5663 (Publication) <br /> This report examines facility impact on youth sexual victimization and also takes into account critical youth-level predictors. <br /> 6/28/2016, NCJ 249877, Allen J. Beck, Carol Bruce, David Cantor, John Hartge, Leanne Heaton, Weijia Ren Sheriffs' Office Personnel, 1993-2013 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 Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010 - Update http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=4986 (Publication) <br /> Examines the 5-year post-release offending patterns of persons released from state prisons in 2005 by offender characteristics, prior criminal history, and commitment offense. <br /> 4/22/2014, NCJ 244205, Alexia D. Cooper, Matthew R. Durose, Howard N. Snyder