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Gun Violence Prevention/Intervention Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 28

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Gun Violence Prevention/Intervention 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.

Policing Strategies

Gun Violence Prevention/Intervention

Law enforcement agencies implement a variety of strategies and methods to combat crime and ensure public safety. Policing strategies extend beyond traditional models of responding to calls for service and often seek to increase crime prevention, intervention, and response effectiveness through such techniques that focus on gun violence prevention and intervention. These strategies are aimed at reducing gun-related crimes and homicides in neighborhoods and communities. They focus on reducing the threat to public safety caused by firearms and decreasing the number of illegal firearms or weapons in the possession of criminals.



OJP Publications

SMART Approaches to Reducing Gun Violence: Smart Policing Initiative Spotlight on Evidence-Based Strategies and Impacts, BJA-Sponsored, March 2014

Reducing Gun Violence: Operation Ceasefire in Los Angeles , NIJ, February 2005

Dynamics of Deterrence: Youth Gun Violence in Portland, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2003
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Fighting Juvenile Gun Violence, OJJDP, September 2000

Promising Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence, OJJDP, February 1999
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