The NIJ Conference

For more than 15 years, the NIJ Conference brought together criminal justice stakeholders to share new research findings. The Conference emphasized the benefits that come to practitioners, policymakers, and researchers who work together to create science-based solutions to real-world crime problems.

NIJ has no plans to schedule the next NIJ Conference. Instead, we are holding more webinars, collaborating with professional associations to feature research at their events, and making greater use of other cost-saving options.

In 2014, we featured our research at:

  • NIJ Research at American Society of Criminology 2014 Annual Meeting
    November 19-22, 2014, San Francisco, Calif.
    NIJ staff spoke at more than 20 panels and roundtables at the 2014 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. Our sessions detailed research opportunities provided by NIJ and highlight the latest NIJ-funded research. Topics included human trafficking, intimate partner violence, tribal crime and justice, teen dating violence, firearms violence, offender reentry and program evaluations.
  • NIJ hosted IACP 2014 Conference Saturday Session: What Works and What Matters in Policing
    October 25, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
    During this session, NIJ hosted four plenary events, Reducing Traffic-Related Officer Injuries and Deaths; Domestic Radicalization: Trends, Ideology, and Preventing Violent Extremism in Our Communities; Technology: Tools for Working Smarter, Safer and Cheaper; and Keeping Our Communities Safe: Increasing Firearm Safety through Research and Technology. This session was introduced by AAG Karol Mason and included NIJ participation from NIJ Acting Director Bill Sabol, NIJ ORE Division Director John Picarelli, NIJ OST Physical Scientist Martin Novak, NIJ OST General Engineer Brian Montgomery and NIJ OST Senior Law Enforcement Program Manager Michael O’Shea.

In 2013, we featured our research at the following events:

  • International Association of Crime Analysts, September 9-13, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    NIJ had sessions devoted to practical applications of geospatial techniques, research about the impact of place, and other sessions on problem-solving for both new and seasoned crime analysts.
  • National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies, September 15-18, Orlando, Fla.
    NIJ had several sessions about practices that have been scientifically shown to be effective at reducing probation violations and saving money, including research about using GPS to reduce sex offender recidivism, a new risk assessment tool that is saving Philadelphia time and money, and an evaluation of an effort to bring video visitations into jails.
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police, October 19-23, Philadelphia
    NIJ had panels throughout the conference that showed how to be more effective by using science-based practices and policies.

See highlights from past NIJ Conferences.

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Date Modified: November 24, 2014