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NCJ Number: 50961 Find in a Library
Title: NEED FOR EVALUATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION
Journal: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW  Volume:2  Issue:2  Dated:(FALL 1977)  Pages:13-21
Author(s): D A FABIANIC
Corporate Author: Georgia State University
School of Urban Life
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AFTER A DECADE OF GROWTH AND PROLIFERATION, CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE BEING ASKED TO JUSTIFY THEIR PURPOSES AND METHODS AND TO INITIATE EVALUATION STRATEGIES.
Abstract: DURING THEIR FIRST DECADE OF EXISTENCE, MOST CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION PROGRAMS PAID LITTLE ATTENTION TO DEFINING GOALS OR THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF IMPARTING THE REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE. THE ACADEMY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCIENCES HAS PROPOSED GUIDELINES FOR ACCREDITING CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS AND IS WORKING TOWARD THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REVIEW STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES. A REVIEW OF THE PROS AND CONS OF ACCREDITATION NOTES THAT ALTHOUGH ACCREDITATION PROVIDES STANDARDS, IT ALSO LIMITS INNOVATION AND BRINGS WITH IT ALL THE PROBLEMS ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS ALWAYS FACE WHEN WORKING WITH AN OUTSIDE AGENCY. SOME FORM OF EVALUATION, HOWEVER, WILL BE ESSENTIAL. FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS ARE URGED TO BEGIN TO PREPARE FOR ITS EVENTUALITY BY DEFINING MEASURABLE GOALS FOR THEIR PROGRAMS, ESTABLISHING DEFINITE CRITERIA, JUSTIFYING THESE CRITERIA, AND DETERMINING WAYS IN WHICH THE RESULTS CAN BE MEASURED. REFERENCES ARE APPENDED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Accreditation; Criminal justice education; Evaluation; Higher education; Program evaluation; Standards
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