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NCJ Number: 147729 Find in a Library
Title: EXPLOSION IN POLICE DIVERSION PROGRAMS: EVALUATING THE STRUCTURAL DIMENSIONS OF A SOCIAL FAD (FROM EVALUATION STUDIES REVIEW ANNUAL, VOLUME 2, P 549-568, 1977, MARCIA GUTTENTAG AND SHALOM SAAR, EDS.)
Author(s): M W Klein; K S Teilmann; J A Styles; S B Lincoln; S Labin-Rosensweig
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper discusses a number of evaluative criteria, other than recidivism rates, which emerge from a structural analysis of juvenile diversion programs.
Abstract: These criteria deal directly with the connections between the police, as one component of the juvenile justice system, and the system, community, and political actors with whom the police must interact. The six issues discussed here relate to the enormous growth in diversion programming, alternative rationales for diversion, alternative encapsulation, expansion of the service system, police control, and police commitment to diversion. The authors suggest that the multiple objectives and values of the various groups involved be identified in order to allow evaluators to assess which of the set goals have been met. 3 notes and 23 references
Main Term(s): Police diversion
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Juvenile diversion programs; Program evaluation
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