The 2011 NIJ Conference: Translational Criminology - Shaping Policy and Practice With Research

More than 1,200 researchers, policymakers and practitioners from the local, state and federal levels assembled for the annual NIJ Conference, June 20-22, 2011. They shared findings from the most recent crime and criminal justice studies, explored the implications of those findings for both practice and policy, and renewed old relationships and made new ones. 

It was the first NIJ Conference for NIJ's new director, John H. Laub. He selected the theme, "Translational Criminology: Shaping Policy and Practice," to emphasize the importance of using research to inform decisions related to crime policies and improving justice. 

Conference participants had many opportunities to attend workshops, to learn about new methods and technologies, to hear about promising research breakthroughs, and to participate in expert panel discussions.

The conference featured eight breakout session tracks:

  • Shaping the Future
  • Corrections Courts
  • Forensic Policy
  • Forensic Technical
  • Policing and Public Safety
  • Violence and Victimization
Date Modified: August 24, 2011