WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, today released a brochure highlighting the accomplishments of the agency's investments in forensic science research and development. The brochure offers a snapshot of progress and funding of the various forensic sciences disciplines since 2009.
NIJ's investment of more than $127 million is giving forensic analysts and scientists increasingly sophisticated technologies and increasingly reliable and efficient techniques. Investments that advance science and the administration of justice are the foundation that will guide forensic science policy and practice into the future. The publication briefly describes several projects that are producing materials, devices, and methods that are improving the ability of investigators to identify the innocent and convict the guilty. More information on NIJ's forensic research and development program is available at: http://nij.gov/topics/forensics/pages/forensic-awards.aspx
TITLE: The Impact of Forensic Science Research and Development
PUBLISHER: National Institute of Justice
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs