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BetaHub Support for Practitioner-Led Randomized Controlled Trials and Related Research in Correctional Facilities and Law Enforcement Agencies

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Angela Hawken
Date Published
May 2024
15 pages

This publication details the efforts and successes of BetaHub support for research in correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies.


The overarching goal of this project was to work with scholars supported by the National Institute of Justice to increase experimental-research capacity through BetaHub in criminal-justice-system agencies to more effectively identify and address problems in justice-system domains and assess responses to them. In particular, the collaborative effort was to provide guidance and support to justice-agency personnel to promote a culture of learning in justice organizations, in order to better apply research approaches that produce useful knowledge about problems and solutions. The project process—engaging with justice-system stakeholders to develop and test policies and practices—succeeded in fostering cultures of innovation in partner agencies.