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A Marathon, Not A Sprint

The policy cycle moves fast – much faster than the research cycle. What does this mean for those who seek to build a more solid research base for policy decisions?

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Better Evidence for Children and Youth

In cooperation with the Jacobs Foundation, we are pleased to announce the creation of a new program providing funding for Campbell Systematic Reviews on topics related to children and youth.

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Farmer Field Schools: A Systematic Review

Farmer Field Schools (FFS) are a means of transferring specialist knowledge, promoting skills and empowering farmers. Over 10 million farmers in 90 countries have attended such schools. A new Campbell systematic review examines their effectiveness in Lower and Middle Income Countries.

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New Monthly Campbell Webcast

What is the Campbell Collaboration, and how does our work help to improve people’s lives? Watch our new webcast and discover more about the work we do and the systematic reviews we produce.

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CCTV has modest impact on crime

A Campbell review examines the effects of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance on crime rates. The review finds that CCTV has been most effective in reducing vehicle crimes in parking lots.

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Feedback on Adoption of MEC2IR Standards

The provisionally approved MEC2IR reporting standards are now available online. Interested parties are invited to submit comments and feedback before 31 July.

Click here to access the draft version of the adapted MEC2IR reporting standards, and here to access the draft version of the adapted MEC2IR conduct standards.

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Employment opportunities for youth with ASD: An important topic that necessitates better research

The number of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is rising. As a result, much attention is directed on potential employment outcomes for youth and young adults with ASD. A recent Campbell review, led by John D. Westbrook, has examined the effectiveness of pre-graduation interventions that seek to improve mainstream employment opportunities for people with ASD.

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Random Notes: The impact of land reform on welfare

Our first review of 2014 addresses the impact of changes in land property rights on agricultural productivity in developing countries. Here are ten reasons to read it...

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Interventions to help young victims of sexual abuse

There are a number of interventions that aim to help children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. A recent review co-registered with both Campbell and Cochrane, sought to examine the effectiveness of treatments with a long established history, psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic psychotherapy, as it relates to young victims of sexual assault.

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Restorative justice practices can be effective

A recent Campbell review, led by Heather Strang, has examined the effectiveness of a subset of restorative justice procedures: face-to-face restorative justice conferencing (RJC). Their findings suggest that RJCs appear both to reduce future crimes and improve victims’ satisfaction with the handling of their cases.

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