June 29, 2019

Prior RCTs in Law

The knowledge base of randomized evaluation in law continues to grow. The A2J Lab has compiled a bibliography of existing research and created summaries of those publications.

Adele Harrell et al., Evaluation of the D.C. Superior Court Drug Intervention Programs, National Institute of Justice (2000).
Alan J. Tomkins, et al., An experiment in the law: studying a technique to reduce failure to appear in court, 48 Court Rev. 96 (2012).
Anne Schneider, Restitution and Recidivism Rates of Juvenile Offenders: Results from Four Experimental Studies, 24 Criminology 533 (1986).
Anthony Partridge & Allan Lind, A Reevaluation of the Civil Appeals Management Plan, Fed. Judic. Cent. (1983).
Brittany N. Rudd et al., Randomized control trial: Online parent program and waiting period for unmarried parents in Title IV-D court, 29 J Fam Psychol 679 (2015).
Carroll Seron et al., The Impact of Legal Counsel on Outcomes for Poor Tenants in New York City’s Housing Court: Results of a Randomized Experiment, 35 Law & Society Review 419 (2001).
Charles E. Ares; Anne Rankin; Herbert Sturz, The Manhattan Bail Project: An Interim Report on the use of Pre-Trial Parole, 38 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 67, 95 (1963).
Craig A. McEwen, An evaluation of the ADR pilot project, 7 Maine Bar Journal (1992).
David Abrams & Chris Rohlfs, Optimal bail and the value of freedom: evidence from the Philadelphia bail experiment, 49 Economic Inquiry 750 (2011).
David C. Steelman & Jerry Goldman, The Settlement Conference: Experimenting with Appellate Justice, National Center for State Courts (1986).
Denise C. Gottfredson et al., How Drug Treatment Courts Work: An Analysis of Mediators, 44 Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 3 (2007).
Denise C. Gottfredson & Lyn Exum, The Baltimore City Drug Treatment Court: One-Year Results From a Randomized Study, 39 Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquincy 337–356 (2002).
Denise C. Gottfredson et al., Effectiveness of Drug Treatment Courts: Evidence From a Randomized Trial, 2 Criminology & Public Policy 171 (2003).
Douglas Marlowe et al., Are Judicial Status Hearings a Key Component of Drug Court?: During-Treatment Data From a Randomized Trial, 30 Criminal Justice and Behavior 141 (2003).
Elizabeth Piper Deschenes, et al., Drug Court or Probation?: An Experimental Evaluation of Maricopa County’s Drug Court, 18 The Justice System Journal 55 (1995).
Ernest Fazio et al., Evaluation of the Early Representation by Defense Counsel Field Test. Washington, D.C.: US Dep. Justice, Natl. Inst. Justice (1984).
Frances Margolin, Counseling in Contested Custody and Visiting in a Court Setting, 8 Family Court Law Review 11 (1970).
James B. Eaglin, The pre-argument conference program in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: an evaluation (1990).
D. James Greiner & Andrea Matthews, Randomized Control Trials in the United States Legal Profession, SSRN Electronic Journal 295 (2016).
D. James Greiner, et al. The Limits of Unbundled Legal Assistance: A Randomized Study in a Massachusetts District Court and Prospects for the Future. 126 Harvard Law Review 901 (2013).
James S. Kakalik et al., An Evaluation of Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation Under the Civil Justice Reform Act, Institute For Civil Justice (1996).
Jayne Zuberbuhler, The Use of Court-Ordered Mediation in the Initial Stages of Divorce Litigation to Resolve Parenting Issues, 39 Family Court Review 203 (2001).
Jerry Goldman, Ineffective Justice: Evaluating the Preappeal Conference (1980).
John S. Goldkamp & Michael Gottfredson, Judicial guidelines for bail: the Philadelphia experiment, U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, (1984).
John S. Goldkamp & Michael D. White, Restoring accountability in pretrial release: the Philadelphia pretrial release supervision experiments, 2 J Exp Criminol 143 (2006).
Keith S. Ditman et al., A Controlled Experiment on the Use of Court Probation for Drunk Arrests, 124 Am. J. Psychiatry 160 (1967).
Larry Heuer & Steven Penrod, Increasing Jurors’ Participation in Trials: A Field Experiment with Jury Notetaking and Question Asking, 12 Law and Human Behavior 231 (1988).
Larry Heuer & Steven Penrod, Juror notetaking and question asking during trials: a national field experiment. 18 Law Hum. Behav. 121 (1994).
Larry Heuer & Steven Penrod, Trial complexity: a field investigation of its meaning and its effects, 18 Law Hum. Behav. 29 (1994).
Lynette Feder & Laura Dugan, A test of the efficacy of court-mandated counseling for domestic violence offenders: The Broward experiment, 19 Justice Quarterly 343 (2002).
Marvin Mandell & Andrea Marshall, The Effects of Court-Ordered Mediation in Workers’ Compensation Cases Filed in Circuit Court: Results From an Experiment Conducted in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, UMBC (2002), https://courts.state.md.us/sites/default/files/import/macro/reports/baltcitywork ercompreportfinal.pdf
Melissa Labriola et al., Do Batterer Programs Reduce Recidivism?: Results from a Randomized Trial in the Bronx, 25 Justice Quarterly 252 (2008).
Melissa Labriola et al., Testing the Effectiveness of Batterer Programs and Judicial Monitoring: Results from a Randomized Trial at the Bronx Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Court (Center for Court Innovation) (2005), http://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/battererprogramseffectiveness.pdf.
Nancy Thoennes, Permanent custody mediation: Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, juvenile division, Center for Policy Research 85 (2001).
Paula Hannaford-Agor et al., Permitting Jury Discussions During Trial: Impact of the Arizona Reform, Cornell Law Faculty Publications (2000).
Pearson and Thoennes, A preliminary portrait of client reactions to three court mediation programs, Conflict Resolution Quarterly 21 (1984).
Peter W. Greenwood & Susan Turner, Evaluation of the Paint Creek Youth Center: A Residential Program for Serious Delinquents, 31 Criminology 263 (1993).
Robert Davis et al., Does Batterer Treatment Reduce Violence? A Randomzied Experiment in Brooklyn, US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, (2000), https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/180772.pdf.
Roger A. Hanson & George W. Hersey, Appellate Court Congestion, or How Do You Spell R-E-L-I-E-F?, 1 Governing Florida 11 (1991).
Sally Hillsman Baker & Susan Sadd, Diversion of Felony Arrests: An Experiment in Pretrial Intervention, US Dep. Justice, Natl. Inst. Justice (1981).
Stephen Weitzman, Early Representation by Defense Counsel in Shelby County, Tennessee 1982-1983, Final Report, National Institute of Justice Report (1983).
Steven H. Clarke et al., Court Ordered Civil Case Mediation In North Carolina: An Evaluation Of Its Effects (1995).
Wayne Kobbervig, Mediation of civil cases in Hennepin county: An evaluation, Minnesota Judicial Center (1991).
William Vaughn Stapleton & Lee E. Teitelbaum, In Defense of Youth: A Study of the Role of Counsel in American Juvenile Courts (1972).