Monday, November 22, 2010

2009 National Institute of Justice Report to Congress

With some remarkably honest statistical analysis, DOJ's National Institute of Justice 2009 Annual Report to Congress has a wealth of information for the criminal investigator and practitioner. With study results from Sex Offender Registration (studies show doesn't curb recidivism and researchers question cost of implementation (!)); forensic science in the U.S. (could be better); using DNA to clear the wrongly convicted (200 + freed and counting); improving reentry programs; and improving law enforcement technology. The report is worth a perusal as it gives a sense of what has been and will be funded for law enforcement as well as some helpful information that can be used in sentencing issues with information on courts and recidivism.

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