National Institute of Justice

Improved Accuracy for Testing Drugs

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Researchers conducted a systematic study of microcrystalline tests for emerging illicit drugs and then examined the infrared spectra of the microcrystals to create a database to mitigate subjectivity of the tests.

Learn about the research and findings.

Celebrate 50 Years With NIJ!

Special Event: Celebrate NIJ's 50th Anniverary, 1968-2018

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Join in person or online to hear from two former NIJ Directors and two Police Chiefs, as they reflect on 50 years of NIJ—from the impact on the criminal justice field and how it’s changed, to where the agency is headed.

Register for this event on July 10, 2018.