The objective of this research is to identify different approaches to study how investments in various areas would have an impact on the criminal justice system. The specific research questions include: What kind of research can we do to ensure that we are making smart investments to reduce crime-related costs (including an overview of different types of studies and methodological approaches that could be undertaken)? What information is required for the different methods? Are there any data gaps? Which areas of research are most pressing? Which research methods could most effectively answer these questions? and Would the answers differ when assessing the impact of investments through a gender-based analysis plus (GBA+) lens? SRDC is developing a methodological framework for future work in this area, including options for several different methods approaching the research problem and identifying data gaps. This involves a literature review, key informant interviews, and several stages of synthesis and report generation.
Published: September 2021
Capability: Experimentation - Policy Research - Strategic Program Review
Population: General Population