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Assault Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 41

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Assault 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, an assault is a physical attack or attempted attack in an effort to cause harm or injury to another person. 



OJP Publications

Police Intervention and the Repeat of Domestic Assault, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, 2005

Predicting Levels of Abuse and Reassault Among Batterer Program Participants, NIJ-Sponsored, February 2004
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Effects of Arrest on Intimate Partner Violence: New Evidence From the Spouse Assault Replication Program, Research in Brief, NIJ, July 2001
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Psychological and Behavioral Effects of Bias and Non-Bias Motivated Assault, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, December 1999
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"Designing Out" Gang Homicides and Street Assaults, Research in Brief, NIJ, November 1999
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