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Alternatives to Detention & Incarceration Programs at a Glance
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Total Number of Programs: 26

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Alternatives to Detention & Incarceration 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.

Sentencing & Sanctions

Alternatives to Detention & Incarceration

Alternatives to detention and confinement are approaches in lieu of incarceration when other options such as treatment, community-based sanctions, or residential placements are more appropriate. Successfully completing these types of programs typically result in a charge being dropped or reduced, while failure may result in the restoration or heightening of the original penalties.

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OJP Publications

Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2012
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Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, Executive Summary, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2012
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Alternative Sanctions in Germany: An Overview of Germany's Sentencing Practices, NIJ, February 1996
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Multidisciplinary Validation Study of Nonhuman Animal Models for Forensic Decomposition Research, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 2 - New Systems for Measuring Crime, BJS-Sponsored, 2018
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