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Arnold Foundation issued RFP for low-cost randomized controlled trials

A new Request for Proposals (RFP) for low-cost randomized controlled trials (RCTs) designed to build important evidence about “what works” in U.S. social spending. This RFP reflects a significant expansion of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation's investment in low-cost RCTs over the past year. The RFP is available here.

The FBI has released the 2015 Uniform Crime Report (UCR)

After two years of decline, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased 3.9 percent in 2015 when compared with 2014 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes dropped 2.6 percent, marking the 13th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The full press release is available here.

Upcoming JRSA Training and Technical Assistance Webinars

Join us! Registration is open for several upcoming webinars.

  • October 20th - Displaying Data: Maximizing the Effective use of Tables and Figures in Research Reports. Register
  • November 10th - Simple Linear Regression. Register
  • December 8th - Multiple Linear Regression. Register
Recent Criminal Justice Job Openings

The Justice Research and Statistics Association has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst or Research Associate in our Washington, DC office. Full posting

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking a Policy Advisor for their Strategic Initiatives Unit (SIU). Full posting

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, based in downtown Chicago, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Public Service Administrator. Full posting

The Washinngton, DC Office of Police Complaints (OPC)is seeking a Research Analysis. Full posting

The Bureau of Justice Statistics is seeking:
Three supervisory statistician to carry out data collections in law enforcement, prosecution and courts, and institutional research and special projects. Full posting

Four Statistician, two to work primarily on statistical collections in the areas of institutional and community corrections including those associated with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. A third position will primarily work on collections in the area of prosecution and adjudication. The fourth Statistician position is sought to perform assignments for OJP's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Full posting

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2016 National Forum on Criminal Justice Presentation Now Available

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 National Forum on Criminal Justice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Below, you will find a link to session descriptions, speaker bios, slideshow presentations, and handouts from the workshops, and general sessions at this year's conference. Read More

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New Executive Committee Elected to Lead JRSA in 2016-2017

The state Statistical Analysis Center directors elected officers to serve on the JRSA Executive Committee for 2015-2016. The election results were announced at the JRSA annual business meeting. Read More

SACs in Oregon and West Virginia Win 2016 Yearwood Awards

The Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award recognizes outstanding reports that apply empirical analysis to criminal justice policy and practice. The award is given in two categories: Statistical/Management, and Research/Policy Analysis, with separate awards going to small SACs (less than five staff) and large SACs in each category. Read More

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Using a Multistate Perspective to Examine Recidivism Outcomes

Historically, collecting and processing multistate criminal history records into a common coding structure suitable for statistical analysis has been time consuming and labor intensive. This article describes BJS's efforts to automate and standardize the criminal history data collection process and the use of larger samples of criminal history records to study recidivism patterns in greater depth. Read More

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Nlets - The International Justice and Public Safety Network

This article provides general background information about Nlets and specific information about their Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing (TIPS) initiative and their Criminal History Information Exchange Format (CHIEF) project. Read More

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