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U.S. Government Should Help Close Gaps In Research on Policing

Police officers are perhaps the most visible faces of the law, and one of the few groups authorized to use force when dealing with the public. But despite the pivotal role that officers play in preventing and controlling crime, and in promoting justice...

U.S. Government Should Help Close Gaps In Research on Policing

Police officers are perhaps the most visible faces of the law, and one of the few groups authorized to use force when dealing with the public. But despite the pivotal role that officers play in preventing and controlling crime, and in promoting justice...

SIDS Not Linked to Number and Variety of Childhood Vaccines

The evidence does not support a causal link between sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and either the diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell pertussis (DTwP) vaccine or exposure to multiple childhood vaccines, says a new report from the Institute of Medi...

The Polygraph and Lie Detection

Good morning. On behalf of the National Academies and my colleagues on the committee, I welcome those of you in the room as well as those listening to the live audio webcast.

Polygraph Testing Too Flawed for Security Screening

The federal government should not rely on polygraph examinations for screening prospective or current employees to identify spies or other national-security risks because the test results are too inaccurate when used this way.