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NCJ Number: NCJ 240903     Find in a Library
Title: Theorizing Criminal Justice Evaluation and Research
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Author(s): Jonathan A. Cooper ; John L. Worrall
  Journal: Criminal Justice Review  Volume:37  Issue:3  Dated:September 2012  Pages:384 to 397
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 14
  Annotation: This article discusses the role of theory in criminal justice.
Abstract: Theories of the criminal justice process continue to develop and mature, as do theories of crime; however, less need has been perceived for theory in evidence-based policy evaluations. The authors argue that more emphasis should be placed in criminal justice and criminology on theoretically robust evaluation research, as doing so can help bridge the divide between two divided disciplines. Examples are provided to illustrate how the gap between criminological and criminal justice theory can be bridged with theory-based evaluation. The authors also highlight resources available to researchers who take us up on our call. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Evaluative research ; Juvenile delinquency theory ; Crime causes theory
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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