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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

Justice Information Systems

Most law enforcement and other justice agencies use varying types of technological systems to manage information. These information systems are a means to maintain criminal records, track or map crime and offenses, assist in dispatching and investigations, allocate resources, comprehensively manage cases, and share data and information. 



OJP Publications

Algorithms that Mimic the Brain's Processing Networks Preferred for Some Functions of Face Detection and Recognition Technology, NIJ, March 2020

History of NIJ Support for Face Recognition Technology, NIJ, March 2020

National Institute of Justice, Annual Report 2017, NIJ, January 2020

Post-Blast Investigative Tools for Structural Forensics by 3D Scene Reconstruction and Advanced Simulation, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Identifying Law Enforcement Needs for Conducting Criminal Investigations Involving Evidence on the Dark Web, NIJ-Sponsored, November 2019

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