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Document 029928
Visions of Law Enforcement Technology in the Period 2024-2034: Report of the Law Enforcement Futuring Workshop
By Silberglitt, Richard; Chow, Brian G.; Hollywood, John S.; Woods, Dulani; Zaydman, Mikhail; Jackson, Brian A.. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC). National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC). Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative (Gaithersburg, MD); RAND Corp. Safety and Justice Program (Santa Monica, CA); Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) (Washington, DC); RTI International (Research Triangle Park, NC); University of Denver (Denver, CO).
"This report describes the results of the Law Enforcement Futuring Workshop, which was held at RAND's Washington Office in Arlington, Virginia, from July 22 to 25, 2014. The objective of this workshop was to identify high-priority technology needs for law enforcement based on consideration of current and future trends in society, technology, and law enforcement over a ten- to 20-year time period." Five chapters comprise this report: introduction; methodology; future law enforcement scenarios—cur... Read More

102 pages
Document 030174
The Law Enforcement Social Media Blog: The Online Resource for Law Enforcement and Social Media
LawEnforcement.Social (Alta Loma, CA).
This is a great resource for improving or beginning the use of social media in your agency. This website is the "authoritative resource for news and information about law enforcement social media. From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Nixle, we discuss social media and its use as the ultimate community policing tool." Points of access include: Blog-- read and learn; Podcast--listen to our show; Facebook Group-- join our community; Resource Links-- tools, help and more; Shop; Contact Us-- le... Read More

Document 028327
Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) (Alexandria, VA).
"Law enforcement agencies will find the information contained in this document highly instructive as they seek to enhance their policies and procedures and gain understanding about the trauma children experience when law enforcement carries out its investigative and arrest responsibilities." This publication is made up of two parts. "Concepts and Issues Paper": introduction; definitions; the number of children affected; legal responsibilities of law enforcement for children of arrested parents; ... Read More
38 pages
Document 028348
Justifiable Homicides by Law Enforcement Officers: What is the Role of Mental Illness?
By Torrey, E. Fuller; Kennard, Aaron D.; Eslinger, Donald F.; Biasotti, Michael C.; Fuller, Doris A.. Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC) (Arlington, VA); National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) (Alexandria, VA).
"As a consequence of the failed mental illness treatment system, an increasing number of individuals with untreated serious mental illness are encountering law enforcement officers, sometimes with tragic results. “Justifiable homicides,” [arrest-related deaths (ARDs)] in which an individual is killed by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty, may occur when criminals are being pursued, as in a bank robbery, or when an officer is threatened with a weapon, in other situations" (p. 3). This ... Read More
20 pages
Document 029645
Guidance for Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding the Use of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, or Gender Identity
U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) (Washington, DC).
Biased practices, as the Federal government has long recognized, are unfair, promote mistrust of law enforcement, and perpetuate negative and harmful stereotypes. Moreover—and vitally important—biased practices are ineffective … Law enforcement practices free from inappropriate considerations, by contrast, strengthen trust in law enforcement agencies and foster collaborative efforts between law enforcement and communities to fight crime and keep the Nation safe. In other words, fair law enforcem... Read More
12 pages
Document 027165
Lessons Learned: Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy
By Draper, Laura; Norton, Blake. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (Washington, DC).
This report describes how four law enforcement agencies, selected as learning sites, utilized the principles described in Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy ... “The goals of the learning site project were not to identify a gold standard or the most comprehensive law enforcement-driven reentry program in the nation, but rather to report how diverse agencies implemented strategies in key areas of reentry that many professionals on the front lines of this work face” (p. 3).... Read More
60 pages
Document 023802
Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges
By Klein, Andrew R.. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
This report covers research related to domestic violence. Eight sections make up this document: overview; reporting and arrests; perpetrator characteristics; victim characteristics; law enforcement responses; prosecution responses; judicial responses; and intervention programs.... Read More
96 p.
Document 021925
Sheriff's Guide to Effective Jail Operations
By Martin, Mark D.; Katsampes, Paul. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
"This guide provides an overview of the sheriff's roles and responsibilities with regard to the jail along with basic information on critical aspects of jail operations and management" (p. v). This publication is comprised of the following seven chapters: role, purpose, and characteristics of the jail; sheriff's roles and responsibilities; providing effective leadership and support for the jail; liability and standards; jail physical plant; critical aspects of jail operations; and so much to le... Read More
54 p.
Document 020823
Third Status Report to the Attorney General on Body Armor Safety Initiative Testing and Activities
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Findings from a ballistic and mechanical properties test of 103 used Zylon-containing body armor are presented. This report contains the following sections: executive summary; supplemental results from Phase I testing; Phase II testing results; results of Phase I and II ballistic testing; applied research; compliance testing process review and modifications; summary; complete results of Phase I (Worst Case) P-BFS test; Phase I (Worst Case) ballistic limit and tensile strength test res... Read More
43 p.
Document 018694
Law Enforcement Tech Guide: How to Plan, Purchase and Manage Technology (Successfully!): A Guide for Executives, Managers and Technologists
By Harris, Kelly J.; Romesburg, William H.. SEARCH Group, Inc. (Sacramento, CA); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (Washington, DC).
"[S]trategies, best practices, recommendations and ideas for successful IT planning and implementation" (p. 3) are provided. This guide is divided into the following parts: seven facts to know before reading this document; build the foundation; conduct a needs analysis; create a project plan; acquire the technology; implement the technology; and maintain the technology. Descriptions of information technology and a glossary are also included.... Read More
280 p.
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