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This project examines neighborhoods, crime, and collective efficacy in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

JSS selected eight neighborhoods for community surveys and systematic social observations.
Neighborhoods were defined as a contiguous set of primarily residential features consisting of approximately 2,000 to 4,000 residents, bounded by physical, social, or geographic features of the environment. We examined physical features (oceans [...]

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Through grants from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. works closely with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Gang and Gun Unit to reduce gang violence throughout the county.

As the Research Partner, JSS supports members of the Gang and Gun Unit (Miami-Dade Police, City of Miami Police, Hialeah, HIDTA, and other agencies) [...]

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Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. (JSS) conducted a multi-site evaluation of a presumptive drug detection technology developed by Mistral Security Incorporated (MSI).  Funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) the evaluation used multiple social scientific methods to determine whether the technology could be used in community corrections settings and whether the technology was cost-effective.  [...]

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Boston Globe features JSS and their collaboration with Massachusetts Police Departments in Cambridge, Somerville and Everett to predict crime.
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The City of Cambridge, MA receives the Smart Policing Initiative grant from the U.S. Department of Justice and will work with JSS as a research partner using predictive policing analytics to prevent crime.
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Shellie Solomon discussed Service Network for Children of Inmates on National Public Radio's "Tell Me More.."
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