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Van Noije and Karin Wittebrood (2008) have selected 69 valid evaluations out of the 149 they had managed to collect in the Netherlands. In so doing they explicitly refer to the precedents set by Sherman et al. (2002), Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group (Farrington, Petrosino, 2001) and the Scientific Model Scale or SMS (Farrington, Petrosino, 2001 ; Farrington, 2003). Founded and for many years presided by David Farrington, professor of Psychological Criminology at Cambridge University, the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group, proposes to undertake a systematic review of the evaluative studies conducted on the effectiveness of criminological interventions and make it widely accessible.

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This is the real advantage of an impact study set up at the very outset: it is capable of providing information while underway, thus making it possible to adjust the tools56. mobilisation of the latent resources of the group or the area where it is being applied. It then becomes the intervening variable which produces the outcome, whereas the observation of a direct relationship between its implementation and the outcome is impossible. 54 Rosenbaum, 1986; among other things, there has to be data over a sufficiently long period of the earlier situation to discern possible tendencies that accounted for the before/after changes, even if the programme had not existed (Hough, Tilley, 1998; Hope, 2000).

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