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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.

Drugs & Substance Abuse

In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 and older were current (past month) illicit drug users; this represents 9.2% of the population aged 12 or older.[1] Illicit drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, and prescription drugs used for non-medical purposes.



OJP Publications

Problem-Solving Courts: Fighting Crime by Treating the Offender, NIJ, September 2019

Best Practices in Novel Psychoactive Substances Testing for Laboratory Practitioners, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2019

Spreading the Word on Novel Drugs, NIJ, August 2019

Extending the Period for Detecting Illicit Drugs in the Bloodstream, NIJ, July 2019

Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization Using State Data, BJS-Sponsored, July 2019

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