BJS Latest publications, products and solicitations Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:12:16 GMT State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers, 2016 (Solicitation) <br /> This program announcement describes the guidelines and requirements of the FY 2016 State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs). Since 1972, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and its predecessor agency, the National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service, have provided support to state and territorial governments to establish and operate SACs to collect, analyze, and report statistics on crime and justice to federal, state, and local levels of government and to share state-level information nationally. The information produced by SACs and their involvement in criminal justice projects are critical to federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies and community organizations as they develop programs and policies related to crime, illegal drugs, victim services, and the administration of justice. <br /> All registrations and applications are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on March 31, 2016. FY 2016 Current Solicitations (Solicitation) <br /> <a href="/index.cfm?ty=fun#1029">State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers, 2016 </a> <br /> Survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, 2007&ndash;2012 - Statistical Tables (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> Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2007&ndash;12 (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> Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report (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 (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 (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 (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> Developmental Estimates of Subnational Crime Rates Based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (Publication) <br /> Presents rates of violent and property crime victimization for the 50 states and select metropolitan statistical areas, generated using smallarea estimation (SAE) methods. <br /> 12/17/2015, NCJ 249238, Mamadou Diallo, Robert E. Fay, <em>Westat</em> Disabilities Among Prison and Jail Inmates, 2011&ndash;12 (Publication) <br /> Presents the prevalence of disabilities among prison and jail inmates, detailing the prevalence of six specific disability types: hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care, and independent living. <br /> 12/14/2015, NCJ 249151, Marcus Berzofsky, Dr.P.H., <em>RTI International</em>, Jennifer Bronson, Ph.D., Laura Maruschak, <em>BJS Statisticians</em> Census of Jails: Population Changes, 1999&ndash;2013 (Publication) <br /> Presents state-level estimates of the number of inmates confined in local jails at year end 2013, by sex, race, and Hispanic origin. <br /> 12/8/2015, NCJ 248627, Susan M. Brumbaugh, <em>RTI International</em>, Scott Ginder, <em>RTI International</em>, Todd D. Minton, BJS Statistician, Harley Rohloff, <em>RTI International</em>, Hope Smiley-McDonald, <em>RTI International</em> Veterans in Prison and Jail, 2011&ndash;2012 (Publication) <br /> Presents counts and rates of veterans in state and federal prison and local jail in 2011 and 2012. <br /> 12/7/2015, NCJ 249144, Marcus Berzofsky, Dr.P.H., RTI International, Jennifer Bronson, Ph.D., E. Ann Carson, Ph.D., Margaret Noonan, BJS Statisticians Probation and Parole in the United States, 2014 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on adult offenders under community supervision while on probation or parole in 2014. <br /> 11/19/2015, NCJ 249057, Thomas P. Bonczar, Danielle Kaeble, Laura Maruschak, <em>BJS Statisticians</em> Police Use of Nonfatal Force, 2002&ndash;11 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on the threat or use of nonfatal force by police against white, black, and Hispanic residents during police contact. <br /> 11/14/2015, NCJ 249216, Elizabeth Davis, Shelley Hyland, Ph.D., Lynn Langton, Ph.D., <em>BJS Statisticians</em> Drug Offenders in Federal Prisons: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data (Publication) <br /> Presents a description of drug offenders in federal prison, including criminal history, demographics, gun involvement in the offense, and sentence imposed. <br /> 10/27/2015, NCJ 248648, William Adams, Julie Samuels, Sam Taxy, <em>Urban Institute</em> Use of Restrictive Housing in U.S. Prisons and Jails, 2011&ndash;12 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on the use of restrictive housing in U.S. prisons and jails, based on inmate self-reports of time spent in disciplinary or administrative segregation or solitary confinement. <br /> 10/23/2015, NCJ 249209, Allen J. Beck, Ph.D., <em>BJS Statistician</em> Federal Sentencing Disparity: 2005&ndash;2012 (Working Paper) <br /> Examines patterns of federal sentencing disparity among white and black offenders, by sentence received, and looks at judicial variation in sentencing since <em>Booker v. United States</em>, regardless of race. <br /> 10/22/2015, Christina Dyous, M.A., Ryan Kling, M.A., Jeremy Luallen, Ph.D., William Rhodes, Ph.D. Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2015 (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) 2015 formula calculations. <br /> 10/20/2015, NCJ 249105, Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D., Shelley S. Hyland, Ph.D., <em>BJS Statisticians</em> Assessment of Coverage in the Arrest-Related Deaths Program (Publication) <br /> Provides an executive summary of the Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) component of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) technical assessment report. Data from the ARD represent a national accounting of persons who have died during the process of arrest, including homicides by law enforcement personnel and deaths attributed to suicide, intoxication, accidental injury, and natural causes. <br /> 10/8/2015, NCJ 249099, Duren Banks, Ph.D., Lance Couzens, <em>RTI International</em>, Michael Planty, Ph.D., <em>Bureau of Justice Statistics</em> Victims of Identity Theft, 2014 (Publication) <br /> Presents findings on the prevalence and nature of identity theft from the 2014 Identity Theft Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. <br /> 9/27/2015, NCJ 248991, Erika Harrell, Ph.D.,<em> BJS Statistician</em> Multistate Criminal History Patterns of Prisoners Released in 30 States (Publication) <br /> Examines the multistate criminal history patterns of persons released from prisons in 30 states in 2005 and the characteristics of released prisoners whose criminal careers are in one or multiple states. <br /> 9/24/2015, NCJ 248942, Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D., Matthew R. Durose, Howard N. Snyder, Ph.D.,<em> BJS Statisticians</em> Prisoners in 2014 (Publication) <br /> Presents final counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2014, collected by the National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) program. <br /> 9/17/2015, NCJ 248955, E. Ann Carson, Ph.D., <em>BJS Statistician</em> Criminal Appeals in State Courts (Publication) <br /> Describes the characteristics of criminal appeals resolved in state appellate courts in 2010. <br /> 9/3/2015, NCJ 248874, Anne Gallegos, M.P.A., <i>National Center for State Courts</i>, James Green, M.A., <i>Westat</i>, Martha Rozsi, <i>Westat</i>, Nicole L. Waters, Ph.D., <i>National Center for State Courts</i> Criminal Victimization, 2014 (Publication) <br /> Presents 2014 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States. <br /> 8/27/2015, NCJ 248973, Lynn Langton, Ph.D., Jennifer Truman, Ph.D.