FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NIJ
July 24, 2001 202/307-0703
WASHINGTON, DC – The Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announces the release of four new publications, Early Warning Systems: Responding to the Problem Police Officer, The Threat of Russian Organized Crime, Policing on American Indian Reservations, and Privacy in the Information Age: A Guide for Sharing Crime Maps and Spatial Data.
Early Warning Systems: Responding to the Problem Police Officer examines police early warning systems designed to identify officers who may be having problems on the job and to provide those officers with the appropriate counseling or training. It considers several issues including: whether early warning systems are effective in reducing police officer misconduct; whether some types of early warning systems are more effective than others; what impact early warning systems have on the departments in which they operate; and whether these systems have unintended and undesirable effects.
Policing on American Indian Reservations takes a broad look at policing in Indian Country to better understand the many arrangements for administering reservation police departments, develop an initial assessment of the challenges facing Indian policing, and identify policing strategies and approaches that might be successful in responding to the growing crime problem in Indian Country.
Privacy in the Information Age, A Guide for Sharing Crime Maps and Spatial Data is designed to provide guidance to law enforcement personnel, researchers, and others who are creating and sharing crime maps. The guide contains real-life examples and illustrations contributed by various police departments that demonstrate a variety of techniques that promote privacy, crime mapping, and data confidentiality.
The Threat of Russian Organized Crime provides an objective look at the growing phenomenon of Russian organized crime and considers its real and potential impact on the United States.
Publications: Early Warning Systems: Responding to the Problem Police Officer
Policing on American Indian Reservations (NCJ 188095)
Privacy in the Information Age, A Guide for Sharing Crime Maps
and Spatial Data (NCJ 188739)
The Threat of Russian Organized Crime (NCJ 187085)
For additional information or to obtain a copy of these publications, contact NIJ’s Website at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij or the Department of Justice Response Center at 1-800/421-6770. Media should contact the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at 202/307-0703.
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