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NCJ Number: 51598 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION STUDIES - REVIEW ANNUAL, V 3 - 1978
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Editor(s): T D COOK; M L DEL ROSARIO; K M HENNIGAN; M M MARK; W M K TROCHIM
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 784
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS THIRD VOLUME IN A SERIES DISCUSSES HOW WIDELY EVALUATION RESULTS ARE USED IN POLICY DECISIONS AND EXAMINES EVALUATION METHODS AND THEIR IMPACT ON SOCIAL SERVICE, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
Abstract: THE IMPORTANCE OF A CONTINUOUS PROCESS OF KNOWLEDGE BUILDING THROUGH EVALUATIVE RESEARCH IS STRESSED WITH SECTIONS ON EVALUATION METHODOLOGIES, THE POLICY AND POLITICAL CONTEXT OF EVALUATION, AND EVALUATIONS WHICH CAN BE CONDUCTED IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY NONPROFESSIONALS. THE SECTION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROVIDES SELECTIONS ON POLICE PATROL, THE DETERRENT EFFECT OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, FIELD EXPERIMENTS IN GENERAL DETERRENCE, AND TRANSITIONAL AID FOR RELEASED PRISONERS. OTHER MATERIAL DEALS WITH NEGATIVE INCOME TAX EXPERIMENTS, ISSUES RELEVANT TO NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS, MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY, AND EVALUATING INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS. CERTAIN SELECTIONS PROVIDE REFERENCES AND TABULAR AND GRAPHIC DATA. NO INDEX IS INCLUDED. SEE NCJ 38147 AND 47177 FOR OTHER VOLUMES. SEE ALSO NCJ 34036, 31778, 41454, AND 51599-51610 FOR SELECTED READINGS.
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Deterrence; Evaluation; Evaluative research; Patrol; Program evaluation
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