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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.

Crime & Crime Prevention

Justice Systems

Most justice agencies use varying types of technological systems to manage information. These information systems are a means to maintain criminal records, track or map crime and offenses, assist in dispatching and investigations, allocate resources, comprehensively manage cases, and share data and information.  



OJP Publications

Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Young Adults in the Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice Systems, BJA-Sponsored, November 2015

Characteristics of European Union Justice Systems, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2009

Strengthening and Rebuilding Tribal Justice Systems: Learning From History and Looking Towards the Future, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2005
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World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, BJS, June 2003

Illegal Aliens in Federal, State, and Local Criminal Justice Systems, NIJ-Sponsored, June 1999
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