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Translational Criminology - Toward Best Practice

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Over the past two decades, criminologists have attempted to better understand the process through which research is used by practitioners and policymakers to identify the conditions that facilitate its policy and practice use. As part of this effort, the current study examined the translational research process and the use of researcher-practitioner partnerships (RPPs) in two state correctional agencies.
The findings document barriers, facilitators, and mechanisms involved in the translation process and reveal the effectiveness of RPPs in translating research into policy and practice. The research methods used included interviews with leading national researchers, Florida legislative personnel, and state-level decisionmakers in adult and juvenile corrections. (Publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: January 1, 2018