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  • Thursday, December 10, 2009
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******PUBLICATION ADVISORY******

CURRENT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY JOURNAL EXAMINES CRITICAL ISSUES IN COLLECTING DNA FROM ARRESTEES

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the availability of the NIJ Journal. This edition features articles discussing topics such as: issues associated with collecting DNA from arrestees; successful violence reduction programs in Chicago; and a new Department of Justice program that is matching unidentified remains with missing persons' cases. The results of a study focused on Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner programs and their impact on prosecution and conviction rates is included in this edition.

TITLE:

"NIJ Journal"

AUTHOR:

National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
United States Department of Justice

WHERE:

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/journals/264/welcome.htm

About the NIJ Journal
The NIJ Journal, published several times a year, features articles to help criminal justice policymakers and practitioners stay informed about new developments. The NIJ Journal presents research-based information that can help inform policy decisions and improve understanding of the criminal justice system.

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The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has five component bureaus: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and the Office for Victims of Crime. Additionally, OJP has two program offices: the Community Capacity Development Office, which incorporates the Weed and Seed strategy, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.

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