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Courts Programs 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.

Courts

Millions of cases are filed in local, state, tribal, and federal courts each year. Most court systems include trial courts, which hear criminal and civil cases; appellate courts, which review cases decided at the trial court level; and at least one supreme court, which is the court of last resort within a judiciary system.

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OJP Publications

Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases: Replication Research on Sexual Violence Case Attrition in the U.S., NIJ-Sponsored, 2019
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Capital Punishment, 2017: Selected Findings, BJS, July 2019
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2017, OJJDP-Sponsored, June 2019
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Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, OJJDP, May 2019
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Characteristics of Delinquency Cases Handled in Juvenile Court in 2017, OJJDP-Sponsored, May 2019
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