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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.

Juveniles

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were approximately 73.8 million youth under the age of 18 in the United States in 2012.[1] State statutes define which youth are in the original jurisdiction of the juvenile court, and it varies from state to state; the upper age limit for this jurisdiction ranges from 15 to 17.[2] In 2010, courts with juvenile jurisdiction disposed more than 1.3 million delinquency cases.[3]

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OJP Publications

Sharing Ideas and Resources To Keep Our Nation's Schools Safe! (Volume VI), NIJ-Sponsored, 2019
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Juvenile Arrests, 2017, NIJ,OJJDP, August 2019
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Characteristics and Trends of Delinquency Cases Resulting in Probation, OJJDP-Sponsored, August 2019
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Trends and Characteristics of Youth in Residential Placement, 2017, OJJDP-Sponsored, July 2019
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Characteristics of Cases Judicially Waived from Juvenile to Criminal Court, OJJDP-Sponsored, July 2019
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