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Publication Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories: Quality Assurance Practices, 2014
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.

Publication Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories: Resources and Services, 2014
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.

Publication State-Administered Indigent Defense Systems, 2013
Describes the methods for providing representation in criminal defense and civil, juvenile and appeals cases in 28 states and the District of Columbia.

Publication Determining the Optimal Number of Interview Waves in a Panel Survey with Application to the NCVS: Evaluation and Recommendations
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.

Publication Jails in Indian Country, 2015
Describes jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Publication Criminal Victimization, 2015
Presents national rates and levels of criminal victimization in 2015 and annual change from 2014.

Publication Justice Assistance Grant Program, 2016
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.

Publication Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012
Describes type, location, and characteristics of all known problem-solving courts active in 2012.

Working Paper Interviewing Conditions in the National Crime Victimization Survey, 1993-2013
Describes the circumstances under which interviews are conducted with persons in the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) from 1993 to 2013.

Publication National Survey of Prison Health Care: Selected Findings
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.

Publication Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2016
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.

Publication State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2013
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.

Publication Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations, 2004-13
Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimizations perceived by the victim to be committed by adolescents ages 12 to 17 during 2004-13.

Publication Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2013-2014 - Statistical Tables
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.

Publication Facility-level and Individual-level Correlates of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities, 2012
This report examines facility impact on youth sexual victimization and also takes into account critical youth-level predictors.

Publication PREA Data Collection Activities, 2016
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).

Publication Recidivism of Offenders Placed on Federal Community Supervision in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010
Examines the offending patterns of persons on federal community supervision in 2005 by offender characteristics and prior criminal history.

Publication Sheriffs' Office Personnel, 1993-2013
Presents data on persons employed by the nations sheriffs offices on January 1, 2013, and employment trends since 1993.

Publication Aging of the State Prison Population, 1993-2013
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.

Publication Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015
Presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals.

Publication National Sources of Law Enforcement Employment Data
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).

Publication Assessing Inmate Cause of Death: Deaths in Custody Reporting Program and National Death Index
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).

Publication Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2007-12
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.

Publication Survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, 2007-2012 - Statistical Tables
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.

Publication Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report
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.

Publication Correctional Populations in the United States, 2014
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.

Publication Assessing the Coverage and Reliability of Subnational Geographic Identifiers in the NCVS Public-Use File
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.

Publication Evaluation of Direct Variance Estimation, Estimate Reliability, and Confidence Intervals for the National Crime Victimization Survey
Examines the feasibility of using direct variance estimation for the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).


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