As research on adolescent dating violence evolves, it is important to examine how it is defined and measured. A Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma article co-authored by NIJ social scientists summarizes 48 behavioral measures of adolescent dating violence used in the field.

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An evaluation of the Lethality Assessment Program used quasi-experimental methods to create a valid assessment of the intimate partner violence (IPV) program while continuing to help to victims.

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STEM Research Fellowship

Graduate Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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Doctoral students in STEM disciplines whose research aims to solve problems faced by criminal justice practitioners can now apply for support through the NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship.

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Investing in Innovation

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NIJ invests in research and development to create technological innovation that can improve the criminal justice system. Over the last decade this has led to 58 patents in an array of fields, such as DNA analysis and mobile communications.

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