o improve evidence-based policing, NIJ supported the St. Louis Public Safety Partnership between the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the city of St. Louis and their police department. This partnership mapped targeted areas to concentrate patrol efforts and found a 50% drop in firearms assaults.

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What do Toyota, spiritual seekers and the U.S. criminal justice system have in common? In the latest Diagnostic Center blog, Robert Lipman discusses how the criminal justice system can apply Toyota’s “continuous improvement” techniques to learn from errors and improve justice outcomes.

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“Real World” of Dating Violence

The Real World of Dating Violence in Adoclescence and Young Adulthood. National Institute of Justice. September 29, 2014.

A 13-year longitudinal study is not only helping identify risk factors that contribute to dating violence, it is also identifying opportunities to end this pattern of behavior. Dr. Peggy Giordano presents preliminary findings from a study that is examining young people’s dating relationships.

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Research on wrongful convictions from the crime victims’ perspectives, how small law enforcement agencies prepare for homeland security threats, and the science behind firearm examinations is now available in an easy-to-read package.

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