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Rigorous reviews on "what works" in crime & justice, education, and
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From Wilson et al. (2005)
SUMMARIZING THE BEST RESEARCH
"What works to reduce crime?" is a crucial question for justice policymakers. But a single research study, even one that uses the highest quality methods and design, cannot tell us the answer. Traditional literature reviews can be constructed to support a certain viewpoint or focus on published studies that may report more favorable results.
Systematic reviews are different. They summarize the best available evidence on a specific intervention or policy using:
- transparent, comprehensive search strategies that identify published and unpublished research
- explicit criteria for including comparable studies
- systematic coding and analysis
- quantitative methods for producing an overall indicator of effectiveness, where appropriate.
CEBCP's Systematic Reviews Research Program works closely with the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group, an international network of scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating systematic reviews, to produce high quality reviews and improve methods of research synthesis. CEBCP Director David Weisburd and Systematic Reviews Co-Directors David Wilson and Charlotte Gill are all Campbell members.
COMPLETED SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS BY CEBCP TEAM MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES:
Visit our Current Projects page for a list of in-progress reviews by CEBCP team members
- Effects of correctional boot camps on offending (D. B. Wilson, D. L. MacKenzie, F.N. Mitchell)
- Effectiveness of counter-terrorism strategies (C. Lum, L. Kennedy, A. Sherley)
- Court-mandated interventions for individuals convicted of domestic
violence (L. Feder, D. B. Wilson)
- DNA testing in police investigative work for increasing offender identification, arrest, conviction and case clearance (D. B. Wilson, D. Weisburd, D. McClure)
- Effects of drug courts on criminal offending and drug use (O. Mitchell, D. L. MacKenzie, D. B. Wilson, A. Eggers)
- Effects of hot spots policing on crime (A. A. Braga)
- Effectiveness of incarceration-based drug treatment on criminal behavior (O. Mitchell, D. B. Wilson, D. L. MacKenzie)
- Effects of problem-oriented policing on crime and disorder (D. Weisburd, C. W. Telep, J. C. Hinkle, J. E. Eck)
- Effects of second responder programs on repeat incidents of family abuse (R. C. Davis, D. Weisburd, B. Taylor)
- Spatial displacement and diffusion of benefits among geographically focused policing initiatives (K. Bowers, S. Johnson, R. Guerette, L. Summers, S. Poynton)
David Wilson (left) with Mark Lipsey after being awarded the Mosteller Award
NEWS AND EVENTS
The workbook from the Evidence-Synthesis Workshop held on day one of the CEBCP Annual Symposium is now available.
David Wilson, Co-Director of the Systematic Reviews Research Program has been awarded the Mosteller Award for Distinctive Contributions to Systematic Reviewing from the Campbell Collaboration.
Campbell Crime and Justice Group partners with COPS Office to bring rigorous systematic reviews to police practitioners
The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) has announced that it will continue its publication partnership with the Campbell Crime and Justice Group, with which CEBCP's Systematic Reviews Program is affiliated. The COPS Office publishes abbreviated versions of Campbell reviews on policing, specifically designed and formatted to appeal to law enforcement practitioners and stakeholders. Access previous COPS/CCJG publications here and watch this space for new publications in the coming months!
The 12th Annual Jerry Lee Crime Prevention Symposium was held April 23-24 and featured the work of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group.
The Campbell Collaboration Colloquium was held May 29-31, 2012 and included a plenary address by Cynthia Lum.
The CEBCP-Campbell Collaboration Joint Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy took place on August 15-16, 2011. Research in the area of education, social welfare and international development was presented concurrently with the CEBCP crime and justice symposium. Videos from the introductory methods workshop and advanced methods workshop are available as well as presentation slides from the workshops.
David Wilson's Effect Size Calculator has now been updated and is available here. It features over 40 ways to calculate effect sizes for meta-analysis!
CEBCP and the Campbell Crime and Justice Group had several relevant panels at the 2010 American Society of Criminology conference
2010 Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations: Bringing Evidence-Based Decision Making to New Heights