Ever wonder what the return on investment is for crime prevention programs; or how to spot abuse of the elderly; or why some mothers from other countries run to the United States to for protection from abusive spouses; or if there really is a racial bias when police make the decision to shoot a suspect. Well there is a few series of webinars that tackle those questions and more available from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
A sub-agency within the Department of Justice, the NIJ’s mission is to improve knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels. In support of that mission, NIJ is providing videos of webinars on the “Multimedia” section of it website. Those videos include:
- Benefit-Cost Analysis for Crime Policy
- Expert Chat Webinar: Forensic Markers and Elder Abuse
- Mothers and Children Seeking Safety in the U.S.: A Study of International Child Abduction Cases Involving Domestic Violence
- Police-on-Police Shootings and the Puzzle of Unconscious Racial Bias
Those, and scores of others are available to anyone who has an interest in understanding what is going on in the U.S. criminal justice system. For seeking to educate the public on criminal justice programs and policies, the NIJ’s Multimedia section of its website is Government Video’s Website of the Week.