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International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies:Proceedings - Symposium and Seventh Biennial Meeting, London, May 18-20, 2005

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Discussions of the Committee on Daubert Standards: Summary of Meetings

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Improving Evaluation of Anticrime Programs

Although billions of dollars have been spent on crime prevention and control programs during the past decade, scientifically strong impact evaluations of these programs are uncommon in the context of the overall number of programs that have received funding. Improving Evaluation of Anticrime ...

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International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies: Proceedings - Symposium and Fifth Biennial Meeting, Paris, May 10-11, 2001

This report is the proceedings of the fifth biennial meeting of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies. (The international Network, created in 1993, consists of 60 national academies and scholarly societies around the world that work ...

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Medicolegal Death Investigation System:Workshop Summary

The US Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of The National Academies to conduct a workshop that would examine the interface of the medicolegal death investigation system and the criminal justice system. ...

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Owner-Authorized Handguns: A Workshop Summary

The feasibility and potential impact of so-called smart handguns has generated considerable public interest and debate. This report summarizes a June 2002 workshop at the National Academy of Engineering that examined three related issues: the state of technology for owner-authorized ...

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Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review

For years proposals for gun control and the ownership of firearms have been among the most contentious issues in American politics. For public authorities to make reasonable decisions on these matters, they must take into account facts about the relationship ...

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Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing: The Evidence

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Forensic Analysis Weighing Bullet Lead Evidence

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Guatemala:Human Rights and the Myrna Mack Case

Two members of the Committee on Human Rights (CHR), NAS member Mary Jane West-Eberhard and NAS/NAE member Morton Panish, undertook a mission to Guatemala to observe the trial of two high-level Guatemalan military officials who were charged with ordering the ...

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