BJS Latest publications, products and solicitations Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:51:30 GMT FY 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications under its Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program, which provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses BJS's criminal justice data or statistical series and focuses on one of the top Department of Justice (DOJ) priorities: enhancing national security and countering terrorism threats, securing the borders and enhancing immigration enforcement, reducing violent crime and promoting public safety, or prosecuting federal drug crimes and enforcing the rule of law.<p> Applicant institutions sponsoring doctoral students are eligible to apply if the doctoral research dissertation has direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. BJS encourages institutions to consider sponsoring qualified doctoral students from social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, data science, or statistics for their applications. BJS anticipates making awards to successful applicant institutions on behalf of the sponsored doctoral student in the form of grants to cover a doctoral student fellowship. Awards will not exceed $40,000. Awarded funds will cover all allowable expenses over the project period. Additional funds will not be provided (see Section B. Federal Award Information). If the doctoral student's dissertation is not completed and delivered to BJS within 5 years from the date of the fellowship award, the academic institution may be required to return the full award amount to BJS. The Director of BJS will make final award decisions. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 21, 2019. FY 2019 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (Solicitation) <br /> This solicitation describes the guidelines and requirements of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs). The information produced by SACs and their involvement in criminal justice projects is 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 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 13, 2019. Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program (Solicitation) <br /> Under 34 U.S.C. &#xa7; 10132 (c)(3), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is authorized to "collect and analyze data that will serve as a continuous and comparable national social indication of the prevalence, incidence, rates, extent, distribution, and attributes of crime..." To support this goal, BJS has conducted surveys of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and will update that collection with this solicitation. The Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) program will focus on the organizational characteristics of LEAs to provide accurate and timely national statistics about the personnel, operations, policies, and procedures of federal, state, county, local, and tribal LEAs in the United States. The LECS includes BJS's two core law enforcement collections: the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) and the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA). <p> As part of the LECS program, this 48-month program includes (1) fielding the LEMAS in 2020, (2) frame cleaning and fielding the CSLLEA in 2022, (3) developing and testing a LEMAS supplemental survey instrument, and (4) developing and maintaining an active roster of in-service LEAs. <br /> All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 6, 2019. Federal Justice Statistics, 2015-2016 (Publication) <br /> Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment. <br /> 1/18/2019, NCJ 251770, Mark Motivans Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016 (Publication) <br /> Presents statistics that describe firearm possession of state and federal prisoners who were serving a sentence in 2016. <br /> 1/9/2019, NCJ 251776, Mariel Alper, Lauren Glaze Victims of Identity Theft, 2016 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on the prevalence and nature of identity theft against persons age 16 or older in 2016, including how victims discovered the crime; financial losses and other consequences. <br /> 1/8/2019, NCJ 251147, Erika Harrell Criminal Victimization, 2017 (Publication) <br /> Provides 2017 National Crime Victimization Survey data on violent and property crime victimizations reported and not reported to police and the annual change in criminal victimization from 2016. <br /> 12/21/2018, NCJ 252472, Rachel E. Morgan, Jennifer L. Truman Time Served in State Prison, 2016 (Publication) <br /> Presents findings on the time served by prisoners released from state prison in 2016. <br /> 11/29/2018, NCJ 252205, Danielle Kaeble Body-Worn Cameras in Law Enforcement Agencies, 2016 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on body-worn camera (BWCs) use and non-use in general-purpose law enforcement agencies for 2016. <br /> 11/16/2018, NCJ 251775, Shelley Hyland Criminal Victimization, 2016: Revised (Publication) <br /> Provides revised official estimates, which replace previously released 2016 estimates that did not permit year-to-year-comparisons. <br /> 10/24/2018, NCJ 252121, Grace Kena, Rachel E. Morgan, Contacts Between Police and the Public, 2015 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on the nature and frequency of contact between police and U.S. residents age 16 or older, including demographic characteristics of residents, the reason for and outcomes of the contact, police threats or use of nonfatal force, and residents' perceptions of police behavior during the contact. <br /> 10/11/2018, NCJ 251145, Elizabeth Davis, Lynn Langton, Anthony Whyde