Randomized experiments in criminology: What have we learned in the last two decades?

@article{Farrington2005RandomizedEI,
  title={Randomized experiments in criminology: What have we learned in the last two decades?},
  author={David P Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Criminology},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={9-38}
}
This paper aims to review randomized experiments in criminology with offending outcomes and reasonably large numbers that were published between 1982 and 2004. A total of 83 experiments are summarized, compared with only 35 published between 1957 and 1981: 12 on policing, 13 on prevention, 14 on corrections, 22 on courts, and 22 on community interventions. Randomized experiments are still relatively uncommon, but there have been more large-scale multi-site experiments and replication programs… CONTINUE READING

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