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Options for Conducting Randomized Controlled Trials With Inmates in Local Jails

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Date Published
November 2019
24 pages
The purpose of this guide is to provide researchers recommendations for conducting studies in local jail settings.
Although excellent guidelines for conducting research in prisons exist, the topic of research in jails has not received similar attention. The purpose of this guide is to provide recommendations for researchers who seek to conduct studies in local jails. It provides basic information about jail operations and legal constraints that can affect study designs. This publication offers aspiring researchers basic guidelines for proposing the use of randomized controlled trials with inmates in local jail settings that could lead to viable and useful research.

Date Published: November 1, 2019