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NCJ Number: 229478 Find in a Library
Title: Lessons From the Battle Over D.A.R.E.: The Complicated Relationship between Research and Practice
Author(s): Greg Berman; Aubrey Fox
Corporate Author: Center for Court Innovation
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Center for Court Innovation
New York, NY 10018
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the complicated relationship between research and practice and how differences can be resolved, using the D.A.R.E. program as an example what works.
Abstract: The paper is part of a multiyear research effort of the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Center for Court Innovations. The aim of this paper is to explore the often complicated and contentious relationship between research and practice and to examine strategies for resolution. The paper begins with a brief history of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program begun in Los Angeles in 1983, covering the programs growth and implementation throughout the country. The paper then provides an overview and evaluation of the research conducted on the outcomes of the D.A.R.E. program. This is followed by a discussion on communities' responses to the results of the research. The authors conclude that the relationship between research and practice is complicated and they offer suggestions for future research examining this issue. 43 notes
Main Term(s): Research methods
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Data analysis; Program implementation; Programs; Project DARE; Research and development
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