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Title: CRIME... METHODOLOGY EQUALS?
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:42  Issue:10  Dated:(3CTOBER 1975)  Pages:62-63
Author(s): H W METZ
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
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Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR MAINTAINS THAT POLICE EVALUATION UNITS HAVE FAILED TO PROVIDE USEFUL EVALUATION PRODUCTS AND RESULTS, AND OFFERS CONCRETE SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE THE UTILITY AND APPLICABILITY OF EVALUATION EFFORTS.
Abstract: IT IS ARGUED AHAT CURRENT EVALUATION PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN OF LITTLE VALUE TO POLICE DECISION-MAKERS BECAUSE OF THE EXCESSIVE LENGTH OF REPORTS, AND THE OVERUSE OF TECHNICAL JARGON. THE AUTHOR FURTHER STATES THAT POLICE EVALUATION UNITS HAVE NOT FULFILLED THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO REPORT INSIGNIFICANT OR NEGATIVE RESULTS AND TO BECOME PART OF THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS. IN ORDER TO INCREASE THE USEFULLNESS OF POLICE EVALUATION EFFORTS, THE AUTHOR RECOMMENDS THAT REPORTS BE BRIEF AND COMPREHENSIBLE; THAT EVALUATION CONSTS BE KEPT AT A MINIMUM; AND THAT EVALUATIONS BE HONEST AND OBJECTIVE AT ALL TIMES.
Index Term(s): Decisionmaking; Evaluation of evaluation; Evaluation utilization; Failure factors; Police management; Program evaluation
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