History of NIJ
NIJ was created in 1969 and has been in the forefront of nearly every innovation in criminal justice research and policy ever since. Understanding the nature of criminal careers, the effects of sanctions, the ways technology can improve practice, and the operations of the criminal justice system have all been deeply influenced by NIJ research findings.
- Greg Ridgeway, acting 2013
- John H. Laub, 2010–2013
- Kristina Rose, acting 2009
- David W. Hagy, 2006–2009 (confirmed 2008)
- Glenn R. Schmitt, acting 2005–2006
- Sarah V. Hart, 2001–2005
- Julie Samuels, acting 2000–2001
- Jeremy Travis, 1995–2000
- Carol V. Petrie, acting 1994
- Michael J. Russell, acting 1993–1994
- Charles B. DeWitt, 1990–1993
- James K. Stewart, 1982–1990
- W. Robert Burkhart, 1982
- James Underwood, 1981–1982
- Harry Bratt, 1979–1981
- Blair Ewing, 1977–1979
- Gerald Caplan, 1973–1977
- Martin Danziger, 1971–1973
- Irving Slott, acting 1970–1971
- Henry Ruth, 1969–1970
- Ralph Siu, 1968–1969
- Annual Reports to Congress — Annual reports from 1995 through the latest released.
- 25 Years of Criminal Justice Research — These three essays describe NIJ's work in research, science and technology, and applied research and information dissemination during the past 25 years.
- The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society (pdf, 340 page) — This landmark report from 1967 addresses the causes of crime and delinquency and recommends how to prevent crime and delinquency and improve law enforcement and the administration of criminal justice.