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The Impact of Individualized Focused Deterrence on Criminal and Pro-Social Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Study of the St. Louis Police Partnership

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $635,300)

The applicant proposes to conduct an RCT to evaluate the effectiveness of the St. Louis (MO) Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) and the Missouri Department of Correction’s (MODOC) focused deterrence program. This program is different than most focused deterrence programs in that it focuses on delivering the program to individuals rather than groups. This evaluation is a replication to an earlier evaluation of this program, but seeks to overcome limitations of the smaller sample size in the earlier evaluation. The applicant seeks to evaluate the program’s practice of in-home meetings on: (1) the likelihood of arrest; (2) gang affiliation; and, (3) prosecutorial outcomes. Additionally, the applicant seeks to test if the program results in sustained pro-social outcomes (e.g., training, employment, substance abuse treatment).

Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).


Date Created: September 27, 2018