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The Oregon Knowledge Bank (OKB) offers users a clearinghouse of relevant, practical criminal justice research studies and evaluations with a focus on research conducted in Oregon. This includes published and unpublished work done in academic, governmental, non-profit, and private settings.

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  • This title will be used on OKB’s Research page to label the report. It works best to identify the main problem or issue being addressed. For example:
    Police Enforcement and Traffic Fatalities
  • Users of the OKB may want to cite your report, particularly if there is a written document available. Provide an APA style citation for this purpose that includes: 1) the names of the author(s), 2) year report was completed, 3) the full title of the report, and 4) location where report was presented, published, or is available. For example:
    Journal Article
    DeAngelo, G., & Hansen, B. (2014). Life and death in the fast lane: Police enforcement and traffic fatalities. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 6(2), 231-257.
    Conference Presentation
    DeAngelo, G., & Hansen, B. (2014). Life and death in the fast lane: Police enforcement and traffic fatalities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.
    Unpublished Report
    DeAngelo, G., & Hansen, B. (2014). Life and death in the fast lane: Police enforcement and traffic fatalities. Portland, Oregon: Portland Police Bureau.
  • If the report or other documents pertaining to your research are available online please provide the URL. This could include PDF reports, PowerPoint files, etc.
  • If your report is not available online you can still upload files here.
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  • For search and filter purposes, please identify 2 to 3 keywords that best describe your research project. Consider the following questions in coming up with keywords:
    • Who/what does the research focus on? (e.g., victims, offenders, juveniles, parks, businesses, neighborhoods, motor vehicles)
    • What is the public safety problem being targeted? (e.g., drug use, vandalism, prostitution, livability concerns, child abuse, dangerous driving)
    • Which approach is being used to address the problem? (e.g., directed patrol, prevention, enforcement, prosecution, supervision)
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  • Provide a brief paragraph to describe the main problem or issue addressed in your research. Think of this as a brief synopsis that ‘frames” the issue for the reader. Help the reader understand what your topic is, but also why it is important. For example:
    “Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 4 and 34, accounting for over 19,000 fatalities in 2003. Speeding is known to be one of the most frequent causes of these driving fatalities. Efforts to reduce speeding, and hence prevent crashes, often focus on enforcement of speed limits (e.g., fines, citations, and arrests). The impact of these policies on speeding and enhancing roadway safety has not been studied in sufficient depth. This is a particularly important question for Oregon following a massive layoff of state highway patrol officers in 2003.”
  • Provide one or two sentences to identify your primary research question(s). Try to write a statement that clearly identifies: a) the unit of analysis that was used, b) key variables, and c) the hypothesized relationship between variables (if applicable). For example:
    “Did motor vehicle fatalities increase in Oregon following reductions in State Highway Patrol officers in 2003?”
  • Briefly describe how the study was conducted including your sampling procedure, measurement of key variables, important research procedures, and unique analytic approaches. For example:
    “State police enforcement levels for the years 2000 to 2005 were extracted from administrative records in Oregon and two other states: Idaho and Washington. Data on motor vehicle fatalities during these same years were obtained from the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). The researchers also utilized National Climatic Data Center data to control for the potential effects of weather on highway crashes. Patterns in police staffing and fatal crashes in Oregon were then compared to patterns from Washington and Idaho.”
  • Briefly describe the key findings from your study, making sure that you provide the answer(s) to your primary research question(s) above. For example:
    “Decreases in traffic enforcement in 2003, as defined by state troopers employed, were associated with an increase in injuries and deaths on Oregon highways. Using Washington and Idaho for comparison, the reduced staffing in Oregon is estimated to have increased highway fatalities by 12–14%. Likewise, average speeds and cited speeds both increased in the period after the reduction in state troopers. Lastly, the researchers estimated that Oregon would have experienced 2,302 fewer fatalities from 1979–2005 if the number of state police had been maintained at their 1979 levels.”
  • Briefly describe the key implications of your research as it relates to policy makers in the state and/or criminal justice practitioners. For example:
    “Police enforcement is a critical deterrent to roadway speeding, which leads to injuries and fatalities. It is important to consider these effects when making budgetary decisions that endanger the jobs of troopers and law enforcement. The costs associated with roadway injuries and fatalities as a result of employment reductions likely outweigh any savings achieved by cutting these jobs.”
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