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Equipment Programs at a Glance
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Equipment Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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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.

Law Enforcement


Law enforcement use equipment to assist in crime prevention, intervention and response. Examples include surveillance systems, closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) and license plate recognition devices.



OJP Publications

NIJ Issues a Revised Bomb Suit Equipment Standard, NIJ, May 2016

Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment and Technology, BJS, July 2015

Recommendations Pursuant to Executive Order 13688: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition, BJA-Sponsored, May 2015

Survey of Commercially Available Explosives Detection Technologies and Equipment 2004, NIJ-Sponsored, November 2004
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Video Surveillance Equipment Selection and Application Guide, NIJ Guide 201-99, NIJ, February 2000
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