The National Institute of Justice  (NIJ) has named UCLA Professor of Public Policy Mark Kleiman a Visiting Fellow for 2011-2012. NIJ Visiting Fellows are scholars and professionals who currently work in the criminal justice field. Prof. Kleiman’s recent work focuses on reducing crime and incarceration by substituting swiftness and predictability for severity in the criminal justice system generally and in community-corrections institutions specifically.
As a NIJ Visiting Scholar, Kleiman, who recently authored the book, Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (co-authored with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken), will focus on the relationship of drug abuse and drug abuse policy to crime and crime control policy. He plans to complete a book-length manuscript on the topic as part of the $248,712 fellowship award.
“These award recipients are outstanding scholars, students, and researchers who contribute to critical and innovative thinking on crime and justice policy and practice,” said John Laub, Director of the National Institute of Justice. “I look forward to the progress and results related to having these talented individuals working to further NIJ's mission in criminal justice research.”
For more information on Prof. Kleiman, please visit his faculty profile  page.
More information on NIJ Fellowships is available at: http://www.nij.gov/funding/fellowships/welcome.htm