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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.

Drugs & Substance Abuse

In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 and older were current (past month) illicit drug users; this represents 9.2% of the population aged 12 or older.[1] Illicit drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, and prescription drugs used for non-medical purposes.



OJP Publications

Novel Technique Improves Analysis of Thermally Unstable Illicit Drugs, NIJ, June 2020

In Focus: Drug Courts, OJJDP, April 2020

Just Science Podcast: Just Analyzing Beverages for Cannabinoids, NIJ-Sponsored, April 2020
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Drug Courts, NIJ,OJJDP,BJA, January 2020

One Pot Methamphetamine Laboratory Ambient Standoff Detection and Decontamination, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

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