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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.

Crime Victimization

Child Abuse & Maltreatment

Child abuse and maltreatment are complex problems rooted in unhealthy relationships and environments. Preventing child abuse and maltreatment requires a comprehensive approach that influences all levels of the social ecology, community involvement, relationships among families and neighbors, and individual behaviors. Effective prevention strategies focus on modifying policies, practices, and societal norms to create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. 
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OJP Publications

National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Child Abuse and Neglect, OVC, September 2012

Long-Term Consequences of Delinquency: Child Maltreatment and Crime in Early Adulthood, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2009
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Co-Occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment: Local Policies/Practices and Relationships to Child Placement, Family Services and Residence, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, 2006

Understanding the Role of Neighborhood in the Long-Term Criminal Consequences of Childhood Maltreatment, NIJ-Sponsored, 2002
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Victims of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Rape, Robbery, Assault, and Violent Death: A Manual for Clergy and Congregations (Special Edition for Military Chaplains), OVC, 2001
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