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Title: Assessing the Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Programs: Assessment and Evaluation Handbook Series No. 1
Author(s): R A Kirchner; R K Przybylski; R A Cardella
Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Research and Statistics Association
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National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In an effort to help criminal justice policymakers and program managers assess the effectiveness of their programs, this handbook applies concepts, principles, and techniques from the evaluation literature to fit the uniqueness and characteristics of criminal justice programs.
Abstract: The handbook proposes general criteria to assess program effectiveness and poses several questions to guide program managers in determining the extent to which their program is effective. Methods for translating general criteria into specific program evaluation elements are described, and program examples show how these elements can be used to measure program goal and objective attainment. The handbook emphasizes the need to focus on innovative programs related to drug control, violent crime, and criminal justice system improvement. In addition, the handbook stresses both process and impact evaluation techniques, develops program effectiveness criteria, and describes the steps involved in developing and implementing a standard program effectiveness model. A glossary is included, and appendixes contain examples of drug law enforcement and community policing program evaluations. References and tables
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Community policing; Criminal justice program evaluation; Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs; Evaluation techniques; Services effectiveness
Note: State Reporting and Evaluation Program
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