Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $132,945)
This grant will support the completion of nine systematic reviews on different topical areas to determine what works to reduce crime and improve justice. The Campbell Collaboration has adopted a rigorous and strict methodology for conducting reviews. Systematic reviews make each step of the review process explicit to the reader, including the research question, the methods used to identify studies, how studies are selected, and what criteria for determining the success or failure of an intervention are. These reviews will be prepared and disseminated by the Campbell Crime and Justice Group which is part of the Campbell Collaboration. In addition this grant assists the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, in establishing a support infrastructure so that assistance can be provided to the entire portfolio of CCJG reviews.