Justice News

BJS – Bureau of Justice Statistics Seeking Public Comment on on the Proposed Extension of BJS Data Collection: Capital Punishment Report of Inmates Under Sentence of Death

The Bureau of Justice Statistics encourages comments for 60 days through January 8, 2024, on the Capital Punishment Report of Inmates Under Sentence of Death. Your comments on BJS’s request to the Office of Management and Budget, which is published in the Federal Register, should respond to one or more of the following: Evaluate whether the proposed collection is necessary, including whether the...

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USSC Votes to Allow Retroactive Sentence Reductions and Announces Its Next Set of Policy Priorities

Today the Commission, by a majority vote, allowed for delayed retroactive application of Amendment 821 relating to criminal history—meaning that certain currently incarcerated individuals could be eligible for reduced sentences made effective beginning on February 1, 2024. The Commission also adopted its next set of policy priorities that include, among other things, reviewing and potentially...

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BJS – Bureau of Justice Statistics To Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the National Crime Victimization Survey

Join the Bureau of Justice Statistics on September 27, 2023, for the 50th anniversary celebration of the National Crime Victimization Survey, one of the nation’s two sources of crime data. The event will be held in person in Washington, DC, and virtually.   Panelists and speakers will include Department of Justice and Office of Justice Programs leaders, nationally recognized criminal justice...

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NASEM – Committee on Law and Justice Call for Nominations

The Committee on Law and Justice’s (CLAJ) mission is to improve government decision making and public policy and promote the understanding and dissemination of research in matters involving law and justice. CLAJ’s independent, expert reports and other scientific activities identify new areas of research, assist in resolving scientific controversies, extend the research agenda in established...

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OJJDP – New Law Student Volunteer Internship Program

OJJDP has launched a new volunteer internship program for law students interested in the youth justice and child welfare fields. This is an  ongoing  program with semester-long positions available beginning in the spring and summer of 2024. Interns will conduct legal research and analysis; gain insight into federal, state, local and Tribal work across the continuum of care, including prevention,...

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Editors-In-Chief of Criminology & Public Policy Call for Papers

Cynthia Lum and Christopher S. Koper, Editors-In-Chief of Criminology & Public Policy, the flagship policy journal of the American Society of Criminology, are proud to announce the call for papers for the last two issues of their term: "Cutting Edge Research on Policing Practice and Policy" Issue 3, 2024 Deadline: December 31, 2023 "Gun Violence"Issue 4, 2024Deadline: January 31, 2024

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Recent OJP and Other Justice-Related Publications

USSC – Federal Escape Offenses

The report examines five fiscal years of data regularly collected by the Commission (FY17 - FY21) combined with specially collected data to provide a deeper understanding of escape offenses and the...

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Recent JIRN/SAC Publications

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