Highlights

NIJ seeks information from manufacturers and developers of firearms and accessories with advanced safety technologies to inform the forthcoming Gun Safety Technology Challenge. This Challenge will seek a demonstration of the reliability of gun safety technologies.

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A recent article in the MIT Technology Review examines how major cities, including an NIJ-funded project in Chicago, have used predictive policing to prevent and reduce crime. NIJ sponsored a comprehensive report by RAND on the use and effectiveness of predictive policing technology.

Read the article.

Download the RAND report.

Understanding Teen Dating Violence

Dr. Peggy Giordano discusses what characterizes teen dating violence and how it changes over time. Research shows that conflict over key areas within a relationship can increase the risk of violence.

Read NIJ's new Research in Brief on teen dating violence.

Local Agencies & Homeland Security

Two officers overlook a disaster scene.

Since September 11, local law enforcement agencies have responded to a range of terrorist and nonterrorist threats. Research shows that small jurisdictions that collaborated with nearby large jurisdictions were better prepared.

Read more in the NIJ Journal.