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Titolo:
Developing a multicenter randomized trial in criminology: The case of HIDTA
Autore:
Weisburd, D; Taxman, FS;
Indirizzi:
Univ Maryland, Dept Criminol & Criminal Justice, College Pk, MD 20742 USA Univ Maryland College Pk MD USA 20742 l Justice, College Pk, MD 20742 USA Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Inst Criminol, Jerusalem, Israel Hebrew Univ Jerusalem Jerusalem Israel Inst Criminol, Jerusalem, Israel
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE CRIMINOLOGY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 16, anno: 2000,
pagine: 315 - 340
SICI:
0748-4518(200009)16:3<315:DAMRTI>2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT; META-ANALYSIS; PROGRAM; METAANALYSIS; PREVENTION; SERVICES; LESSONS; IMPACT; CRIME;
Keywords:
randomized experiments; multicenter randomized trial; drug treatment; criminal justice; meta-analysis; replication studies; statistical power;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
86
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Weisburd, D Univ Maryland, Dept Criminol & Criminal Justice, College Pk, MD 20742 USA Univ Maryland College Pk MD USA 20742 ollege Pk, MD 20742 USA
Citazione:
D. Weisburd e F.S. Taxman, "Developing a multicenter randomized trial in criminology: The case of HIDTA", J QUANT CR, 16(3), 2000, pp. 315-340

Abstract

In criminal justice, as in other fields, an experimental study conducted at a single site does not offer a solid basis upon which to make strong public policy recommendations. To date, criminal justice researchers have relied upon two general approaches to overcome the limitations of single-site experimental research. The first, termed "meta-analysis," seeks to combine independent studies to identify consistent effects across criminal justice settings or contexts. The second, sometimes termed "replication studies," seeks to replicate investigations in multiple criminal justice jurisdictions. In this paper we describe a related approach developed in clinical studies in medicine and examine its applicability in criminal justice settings. Termed a "multicenter clinical trial," this method demands the implementation of a single experimental protocol at multiple sites. We contrast the multicenter approach with other methods and provide a substantive example of an ongoing multicenter criminal justice study. We begin by examining the specific limitations of current approaches and solutions offered by multicenter studies to overcome these. We then turn to an application of the multicenterclinical trial in a criminal justice setting. Using the example of the HIDTA (High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas) evaluation of drug treatment programs currently being conducted at multiple sites, we illustrate componentsof the multicenter approach as well as potential drawbacks researchers arelikely to face in its application in crime and justice studies.

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