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Courts Programs at a Glance
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Courts 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.

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

Multidisciplinary Validation Study of Nonhuman Animal Models for Forensic Decomposition Research, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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Strategies To Mitigate the Impact of Electronic Communication and Electronic Devices on the Right to a Fair Trial, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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Analytical Validation and Impact Assessment of On-Site Evidence Screening via Ambient Sampling, Portable Mass Spectrometry, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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Studying the Impact of Video Analytics for Pre, Live and Post Event Analysis on Outcomes of Criminal Justice, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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Simultaneous Low Resolution and Off-Pose Angle Face Matching Algorithm as an Investigative Lead Generative Tool for Law Enforcement, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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