42 U.S. Code § 3722 - National Institute of Justice
There is established within the Department of Justice, under the general authority of the Attorney General, a National Institute of Justice (hereinafter referred to in this subchapter as the “Institute”).
The Institute shall be headed by a Director appointed by the President. The Director shall have had experience in justice research. The Director shall report to the Attorney General through the Assistant Attorney General. The Director shall have final authority over all grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts awarded by the Institute. The Director shall not engage in any other employment than that of serving as Director; nor shall the Director hold any office in, or act in any capacity for, any organization, agency, or institution with which the Institute makes any contract or other arrangement under this chapter.
A prior section 3722, Pub. L. 90–351, title I, § 202, June 19, 1968, 82 Stat. 198; Pub. L. 93–83, § 2, Aug. 6, 1973, 87 Stat. 198, provided for making of grants to State planning agencies, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 96–157.
2012—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–166 struck out “, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate” before period at end of first sentence.
2002—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 107–296, § 237(1), inserted “, including cost effectiveness where practical,” after “evaluate the effectiveness”.
Subsec. (c)(10), (11). Pub. L. 107–296, § 237(2), added pars. (10) and (11).
1994—Subsec. (c)(2)(E). Pub. L. 103–322 substituted “crime,” for “crime,,”.
1984—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98–473, § 604(b)(1), required Director to report to Attorney General through Assistant Attorney General.
Subsec. (c)(2)(E). Pub. L. 98–473, § 604(b)(2)(A)(ii), struck out “the prevention and reduction of parental kidnaping” after “reduction of crime,”.
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 98–473, § 604(b)(2)(B), substituted “chapter” for “subchapter”.
Subsec. (c)(4) to (7). Pub. L. 98–473, § 604(b)(2)(C), (F), redesignated pars. (5) to (8) as (4) to (7), respectively, and struck out former par. (4) relating to evaluation of programs and projects under other subchapters of this chapter to determine their impact upon criminal and civil justice systems and achievement of purposes and policies of this chapter and for dissemination of information.
Subsec. (c)(8). Pub. L. 98–473, § 604(b)(2)(D)(i), (ii), (F), redesignated par. (10) as (8) and, in par. (8) as so designated, struck out “nationality priority grants under subchapter V of this chapter and” after “for funding as” and substituted “subchapter V” for “subchapter VI”. Former par. (8) redesignated (7).
Subsec. (c)(9). Pub. L. 98–473, § 604(b)(2)(E), (F), redesignated par. (11) as (9), and struck out former par. (9) relating to a biennial report to President and Congress on state of justice research.
Subsec. (c)(10), (11). Pub. L. 98–473, § 604(b)(2)(F), redesignated pars. (10) and (11) as (8) and (9), respectively.
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–166 effective 60 days after Aug. 10, 2012, and applicable to appointments made on and after that effective date, including any nomination pending in the Senate on that date, see section 6(a) of Pub. L. 112–166, set out as a note under section 113 of Title 6, Domestic Security.
Pub. L. 102–395, title I, § 109(b), Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1842, directed Attorney General, acting through Director of National Institute of Justice, to evaluate existing and proposed anti-stalking legislation in the States, develop model anti-stalking legislation that is constitutional and enforceable, prepare and disseminate to State authorities the findings made as a result of such evaluation, and report to Congress the findings and the need or appropriateness of further action by the Federal Government by Sept. 30, 1993.
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