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Homicide Programs at a Glance
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Homicide Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

Violent Crime


Violent crime is mainly categorized into four types of offenses which involve force or the threat of force: murder, rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. In general, a homicide is the unlawful killing or death caused to another person.



OJP Publications

Documenting and Explaining the 2015 Homicide Rise - Research Directions White Paper, NIJ, June 2016

Determinants of Chicago Neighborhood Homicide Trends: 1980-2000, NIJ-Sponsored, 2012
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Gender, Economic Transformation and Urban Homicide, NIJ-Sponsored, 2002
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"Designing Out" Gang Homicides and Street Assaults, Research in Brief, NIJ, November 1999
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Community Structure and Patterns in Criminal Homicide: Exploring the Weekend Effect, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, 1996

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