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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.


Schools reviews programs and practices that address issues of school safety and violence, school discipline, school climate and attachment, truancy, and dropout rates. These programs and practices include those that take place during the school day, afterschool programs and at alternative schools.



OJP Publications

NIJ Journal No. 281, NIJ, 2019

Safe Schools Research Initiative, Summary Overview, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Online Educational Program to Increase Student Understanding of Threat Assessment, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2019

Individual, Institutional, and Community Sources of School Violence: A Meta-Analysis, NIJ-Sponsored, May 2019

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

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How can I view the 2005 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) teleconference, "Strategies, Programs, and Resources to Prevent Truancy?"
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