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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.


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]



OJP Publications

Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, OJJDP, May 2019

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 2017 Annual Report, OJJDP, May 2019

TECHBeat, May 2019, NIJ-Sponsored, May 2019

Characteristics of Delinquency Cases Handled in Juvenile Court in 2017, OJJDP-Sponsored, May 2019

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2018, BJS, April 2019

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