BJS http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm Latest publications, products and solicitations Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:32:28 GMT Police-Public Contact Survey: Assessment and Recommendations for Producing Trend Estimates after 2011 Questionnaire Redesign http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5905 (Publication) <br /> This research and development paper describes changes to the 2011 Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS) and its impact on estimating trends. <br /> 4/6/2017, NCJ 250485, Marcus Berzofsky, Elizabeth Davis, Matthew DeMichele, Glynis Ewing, Shelley S. Hyland, Lynn Langton National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP) http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> Temporarily suspended for revision. <!--The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking an applicant to administer the 2018 National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP). The NSVSP is part of BJS's larger Victim Services Statistical Research Program, an effort to develop a statistical infrastructure around victim services and address major gaps in our knowledge about the availability and use of services to support victims of crime or abuse. As a follow-up to the National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) (see Survey Instruments), the NSVSP will collect more detailed information on services provided, staffing, and organizational constraints from a representative sample of victim service providers (VSPs).--> <br /> <!-- Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 8, 2017--> Federal Justice Statistics, 2013 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5874 (Publication) <br /> Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). <br /> 3/23/2016, NCJ 249150, Mark A. Motivans Federal Justice Statistics, 2013-2014 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5885 (Publication) <br /> Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). <br /> 3/23/2017, NCJ 249149, Mark A. Motivans Federal Justice Statistics, 2014 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5873 (Publication) <br /> Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). <br /> 3/23/2017, NCJ 250183, Mark A. Motivans FY 2017 BJS Visiting Fellows: Criminal Justice Statistics Programs http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications to fund one or more BJS visiting fellows to work in its Criminal Justice Statistics Programs. The purpose of this program is to address substantive, methodological, and analytic issues to enhance or inform BJS statistical programs; support the scholarly use of BJS data collections; and expand the body of policy-relevant research that uses these data to further knowledge about and understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system. <br /> Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 4, 2017. Prisoners in 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5869 (Publication) <br /> Presents final counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities at yearend 2015. <br /> 12/29/2016, NCJ 250229, Elizabeth Anderson, E. Ann Carson Correctional Populations in the United States, 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5870 (Publication) <br /> Presents statistics on persons supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2015, including persons supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in state or federal prison or local jail. <br /> 12/29/2016, NCJ 250374, Lauren E. Glaze, Danielle Kaeble Jail Inmates in 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5872 (Publication) <br /> Presents information on the change in the number of jail inmates between 2000 and 2015 by sex, race, Hispanic origin, and conviction status. This report also provides estimates of year-to-year changes from 2000 to 2015 in the average daily population, rated capacity of local jails, and percent of capacity occupied. <br /> 12/29/2016, NCJ 250394, Todd D. Minton, Zhen Zeng Probation and Parole in the United States, 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5784 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on adult offenders under community supervision while on probation or parole in 2015. <br /> 12/21/2016, NCJ 250230, Thomas P. Bonczar, Danielle Kaeble Arrest-Related Deaths Program Redesign Study, 2015-16: Preliminary Findings http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5864 (Publication) <br /> Provides preliminary results of the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) redesign of the Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) collection component of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program, which was established in response to the Death in Custody Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297), reauthorized in 2014. <br /> 12/15/2016, NCJ 250112, Duren Banks, Erin Kennedy, Michael G. Planty, Paul Ruddle Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2014 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5865 (Publication) <br /> Describes national- and state-level data on inmate deaths that occurred in local jails from 2000 to 2014 and includes a preliminary count of inmate deaths in local jails in 2015. <br /> 12/15/2016, NCJ 250169, Margaret E. Noonan Mortality in State Prisons, 2001-2014 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5866 (Publication) <br /> Describes national- and state-level data on inmate deaths that occurred in state prisons from 2001 to 2014 and presents aggregate counts of inmate deaths in federal prisons. <br /> 12/15/2016, NCJ 250150, Margaret E. Noonan 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