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December 2015. Volume 33, Number 3.

SACs in Colorado, Maine, and New Mexico Win 2015 Yearwood Awards

The Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award recognizes outstanding reports that apply empirical analysis to criminal justice policy and practice. The award is given in two categories: Statistical/Management, and Research/Policy Analysis, with separate awards going to small SACs (less than five staff) and large SACs in each category. Read More

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Using a Multistate Perspective to Examine Recidivism Outcomes

Historically, collecting and processing multistate criminal history records into a common coding structure suitable for statistical analysis has been time consuming and labor intensive. This article describes BJS's efforts to automate and standardize the criminal history data collection process and the use of larger samples of criminal history records to study recidivism patterns in greater depth. Read More

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Nlets - The International Justice and Public Safety Network

This article provides general background information about Nlets and specific information about their Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing (TIPS) initiative and their Criminal History Information Exchange Format (CHIEF) project. Read More

JRSA Welcomes New SAC Director in Louisiana; Bids Farewell to Long-Time Member

Marjory (Maggie) Patterson was appointed in August to serve as Director of the Louisiana Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), which is located in the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE). Ms. Patterson replaces Carle L. Jackson, Senior Policy Advisor for the Commission on Law Enforcement, who retired in August. Read More

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New Executive Committee Elected to Lead JRSA in 2015-2016

The state Statistical Analysis Center directors elected officers to serve on the JRSA Executive Committee for 2015-2016. The election results were announced at the JRSA annual business meeting held on October 5 by webinar. Read More

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State Representatives Amend JRSA Bylaws at Annual Business Meeting

During the 2015 annual JRSA business meeting held via webinar/teleconference on November 5th and 23rd, a quorum of members voted overwhelmingly to pass a total of twenty motions to amend both the JRSA Bylaws and the JRSA Election Policies and Procedures. Read More

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