Criminals are getting more sophisticated every day. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is trying hard to keep law enforcement one step ahead of the bad guys. "NIJ was created in 1969 and has been in the forefront of nearly every innovation in criminal justice research and policy ever since. Understanding the nature of criminal careers, the effects of sanctions, the ways technology can improve practice, and the operations of the criminal justice system have all been deeply influenced by NIJ research findings:"
In essence, NIJ is where eggheads and gumshoes meet to try to keep John Q. Public safe from the hooligans.