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Approx. 20 percent of college women experience some form of sexual assault during their college years.


License Plate Reader Systems provide law enforcement with more investigative tools for a variety of crimes by taking images of passing vehicles to compare their license plates against official ‘hotlists,’ saving investigator time.

Download the report (pdf, 124 pages).

For researchers and practitioners, finding the best way to work together can be difficult. NIJ-funded researchers at the Vera Institute of Justice have written a partnership report outlining best practices based on their work with the District Attorney’s Office of New York County. Read the report (pdf, 31 pages).

The Vision 21 Crime Victims Research Award recognizes researchers that have made a significant contribution to the understanding of crime victims’ issues. Nominate a researcher today!

Criminal convictions bring additional sanctions that can prevent successful re-entry. NIJ partnered with the American Bar Association to create the National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction, which collects legal statutes related to convictions in the U.S. Learn more.

Farewell to Dr. Ridgeway

Outgoing Actor Director Ridgeway

NIJ wishes a fond farewell to Greg Ridgeway, our Acting Director since January 2013.

Welcome to our new Acting Director, William Sabol, who is also the Acting Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

From Domestic Radicalization to Violent Extremism

How and why do people become violent extremists? NIJ’s portfolio on domestic radicalization is investigating that question to find threats in the varieties of violent extremism and build models to help us prevent it.