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Forensics/Evidence Programs 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.

Technology & Forensics

Forensics/Evidence

There is a broad array of forensic science disciplines. Laboratory-based forensic science includes DNA, toxicology, and drug analyses; whereas other disciplines are based on expert analysis and interpretation such as fingerprints, writing samples, and ballistics. During an investigation, forensic evidence may be collected at a crime scene, analyzed in a laboratory, and presented in court as evidence.

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OJP Publications

Just Science Podcast: Just So You Know: The Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center's Impact, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2020
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Just Science Podcast: Just Another Method for Detecting Fentanyl, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2020
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Just Science Podcast: Just Skeletal Remains Identification, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2020
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Just Science Podcast: Just the Innocence Project, NIJ-Sponsored, February 2020
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National Institute of Justice: Public Labs Research Solicitation, NIJ, February 2020
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Where can I find information about forensics?
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Where can I view research on the use of DNA?
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Where can I learn about the backlog of unanalyzed DNA samples and biological evidence from crime scenes in the U.S.?
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