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Rutgers Research Informs Evidence-Based Practice
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Innovative Research. Practical Methods. Shared Knowledge.
Principled and honest research to inform evidence-based practices.

Swarm Theory and Crime Emergence

2 criminologists and a biologist walk into a bar... and predict crime!

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White House Report Highlights RTM

From the Executive Office of the President: Big Data: A Report on Algorithmic Systems, Opportunity, and Civil Rights.

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RTM, Predicting Child Abuse

Dyann Daley, who runs Cook Children's Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment, and her team are using Risk Terrain Modeling to forecast likely locations of child abuse in Fort Worth. "Amazingly, we were able to capture 98 percent of the cases that occurred in the future," Daley said. Their intention is to use this predictive modeling to target resources, not people. "Knowing where the risk clusters are provides an opportunity to align prevention services in the areas that need it most."

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LEADS scholar explains benefits of Evidence-Based Research (and RTM)

"The bottom line: Research-backed operations can be effective, inexpensive and sustainable."

Read the Full Article in NIJ Journal No. 276

RTM, Portland: Success Highlighted in Oregon Knowledge Bank

"...the risk terrain model captured all but three (or less than 1%) of the 2011 street robberies while using past street robberies alone missed 110 (or 30%) of the 2011 incidents."

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RTM Used to Combat Trafficking


RTM Identified High-Risk Areas for Trafficking on the US-Canadian Border.

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Risk-Based Policing Works, Study Proves!

Results from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) multi-city experiment were published online.

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New Book This Summer!

By Joel Caplan and Leslie Kennedy. June 2016.
"This is one of those books that should be required reading for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners who are interested in crime risk reduction." --Reviewer

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