This week SigActs participated in a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) advisory panel on technology. NIJ is the research, development and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice and convenes expert panels in support of it’s mission to improve knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.
Participants in this week’s workshop were charged with looking forward five years to explore what web and internet-related technologies are likely to become available to law enforcement, courts and corrections.
The workshop involved 20 criminal justice practitioners and technology subject matter experts who were brought together for three days of structured discussion at the NIJ headquarters in Washington, DC. The group identified and discussed many emerging possibilities for integrating software, sensors and data into all phases of the U.S. justice process.
Among other topics, the panel explored some exciting possibilities for improving law enforcement situational awareness, enhancing crime mapping and strengthening crime analysis practices.
The technology, policy and training needs identified by this advisory panel will be detailed in a final report and published by the RAND Corporation later this year.
SigActs is proud to have contributed to this effort, and appreciates the work NIJ is doing to reach across the public and private sectors to identify and analyze key technology issues in criminal justice.