Trent Baskerville and Alexis Grant attended the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 61st Annual meeting held March 19-23, 2024, at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The theme of the meeting was Represent: Pursuing Equitable Justice for Families, Schools, Communities, and Marginalized Populations and Individuals.

Trent presented a paper, co-authored with Alexis, and including JPRC teammates Jonathan Nakamoto and Anthony Petrosino, entitled, “Improving Evidence on What Works: The Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD).”  The presentation covered the rationale for RDD, minimum conditions needed to implement the design, and some examples of how it has been used to date in crime and justice studies. The presentation concluded by calling for an increased use of RDD when possible in evaluating crime and justice interventions. This presentation builds on an earlier brief and article from this project.