The DC Public Safety radio show featured an NIJ-supported study on identifying high-priority technology needs for corrections in the U.S. The show discusses the needs identified by community and institutional corrections professionals and how technology could be used to address challenges.

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Culture in many law enforcement agencies tends towards a warrior mentality, but there is little evidence that police officers should be trained like soldiers. A New Perspectives in Policing paper suggests transforming the police academy from a military ‘boot camp’ to a program based on critical thinking and procedural justice.

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Procuring Body Armor

This video playlist highlights how body armor can save lives, but only if it is properly selected, worn and cared for.

NIJ's Standards and Testing program works to ensure that body armor and other protective gear is safe and reliable.

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Using Superglue in Forensics

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Forensic scientists use a process called fuming to detect fingerprints on objects with the aid of superglue. Fuming allows vapors from the adhesive to adhere to the ridges of fingerprints and harden. Recent research shows that fuming works better when the fingerprint is kept a lower temperature.

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