So, part of the purpose of establishing this blog was to share information about criminology research translation and knowledge translation. This is the process of taking academic research and making it available to (and for) practitioners and the general public to inform debate, opinions and responses to various crime issues.
There was a great project undertaken in Washington a few years ago now, when the state was facing the prospect of building and managing new prisons. The Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) was tasked with identifying what actually works to reduce crime. They have now created a hub of evaluations and cost-benefit analyses that help to clarify what works.