DOJ Crime Mapping Session Cancelled Over U.S. Budget Crisis


The Justice Department’s annual Crime Mapping Research Conference today became a casualty of the threatened federal budget shutdown. The National Institute of Justice cancelled the event, which was to have been held next Wednesday through Friday in Miami. “because of a possible lapse in budget appropriations.” The agency explained that “many conference travelers are scheduled to board planes before the budget deadline expires, and we felt compelled to take this action.”

NIJ has sponsored a crime mapping conference since 1997. It said that, “the conference is about understanding crime, criminal justice, and public safety and their effect on, and by, places.”

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