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NCJ Number: 220677 Find in a Library
Title: Program Evaluations: Improving Operational Effectiveness and Organizational Efficiency (Part One)
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:76  Issue:11  Dated:November 2007  Pages:1-6
Author(s): W. Dean Lee Ph.D.
Date Published: November 2007
Page Count: 6
Document: HTML
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article (part one in a three part series) discusses the purposes of program evaluations, the benefits of conducting program evaluations, and the first two elements of a generic, seven-phase evaluation management process (EMP).
Abstract: Developing an integrated evaluation management program will benefit both the law enforcement agency and the community it serves. The main pillars of any program should consist of core proficiencies and principles of professionalism to guide all evaluations, a comprehensive evaluation management process, and an overarching professional development program to further improve each evaluator’s professional credentials and credibility. Law enforcement agencies at all levels can benefit from having their major programs evaluated. Evaluations help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of a program. To fully explore program evaluations, this article is presented in three parts. The first covers the purpose of evaluations, the benefits of conducting them, timing considerations, and the first two elements of a seven-phase evaluation management process: determine requirements and determine or identify objectives. Part two of the article will focus on the next two stages of the evaluation management process: selecting research design and collecting and processing information. The final stages to be examined include: analyze and synthesize, publish and disseminate, and audit progress. 2 figures, 4 endnotes
Main Term(s): Program evaluation
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation criteria; Evaluation measures; Evaluation techniques; Evaluative research
Note: See NCJ-221413 for Part 2
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