Projects related to Crime and Corrections
In jurisdictions throughout the United States, law enforcement agencies have little time and too few resources for nonessential policing functions and analysis.
Our team works to bolster analysis of sexual assault kits to help pave the path to justice for survivors.
A rigorous, reliable methodology for measuring sexual assault and campus climate at universities across the United States
Methodological research to lower the cost of a large-scale household survey while maintaining data quality
Longitudinal research on families affected by incarceration
To combat the high levels of violent crime in El Salvador, RTI joined several organizations local government agencies in San Salvador to develop a mobile crime reporting system dubbed Seguridad Inalámbrica or Wireless Security.
Launched in 2013, the Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking includes representatives from city government and law enforcement, as well as social services agencies, and community based organizations.
Examining how child characteristics and life events increase the risk of victimization
BJS recently launched a redesign of its Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) program to enumerate the full scope of deaths occurring while individuals are being taken into police custody.
Rare data on labor practices and the migrant farmworker experience
To prevent near-repeat burglaries, it’s critical to quantify the risk and determine the affected area. To support this risk assessment, our criminal justice researchers led an effort with Temple University and funded by the National Institute of Justice to develop the Near-Repeat Area Identifier Tool.
Seeking to expand the capabilities of gunshot residue (GSR) testing, RTI International self-financed a preliminary study.
Potentially, blockchain can also enable the creation of “smart contracts” between hospitals and federally mandated repositories of funds, so that compensation funds (to victims, hospitals, caregivers, and support services) are paid in a timely fashion and the system cannot be “gamed” with false or duplicate claims