An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices

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Justice Research and Statistics Association (2014)

The movement toward the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) has been sweeping the criminal justice community in recent years. The purpose of this briefing paper is to provide policymakers with an introduction and overview of the key concepts and issues associated with the identification and use of EBPs in criminal justice. The briefing provides a brief history of the evidence-based movement, discusses what is meant by evidence and where evidence comes from, identifies sources for information on EBPs, discusses issues associated with implementing EBPs, and addresses the  question of what to do when there is no evidence for a particular  program or practice. 

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