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Forensics/Evidence Programs at a Glance
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Forensics/Evidence 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.

Technology & Forensics


There is a broad array of forensic science disciplines. Laboratory-based forensic science includes DNA, toxicology, and drug analyses; whereas other disciplines are based on expert analysis and interpretation such as fingerprints, writing samples, and ballistics. During an investigation, forensic evidence may be collected at a crime scene, analyzed in a laboratory, and presented in court as evidence.



OJP Publications

Design and Implementation of Forensic Facial Identification Experts Test, NIJ-Sponsored, 2020

Making Use of What's Not Visible in Trace Evidence Examinations, NIJ, July 2020

Just Science Podcast: Just a Public Defender's Perspective, NIJ-Sponsored, July 2020
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Serial Killer Connections Through Cold Cases, NIJ, June 2020

Just Science Podcast: Just a Statistical Approach to Glass Evidence, NIJ-Sponsored, May 2020
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