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Title: Policy Evaluation and Criminal Justice
Journal: Brooklyn Law Review  Volume:50  Issue:1  Dated:(1983)  Pages:53-76
Author(s): S S Nagel
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 24
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Annotation: This article applies five models of policy evaluation to five fields of criminal justice policy to demonstrate that methods associated with management science, operations research, economic reasoning, and decision sciences are relevant to the development of effective, efficient, and equitable criminal justice policy.
Abstract: The five illustrative pairs are (1) crime reduction policy illustrated by probabilistic benefit analysis; (2) police policy, illustrated by nonprobabilistic benefit-cost analysis; (3) court policy, illustrated by time-optimizing models; (4) corrections policy, illustrated by optimum level analysis; and (5) allocation policy, illustrated by optimum mix analysis. Graphs, charts, and 42 footnotes. (Author summary modified)
Main Term(s): Criminal justice system policy
Index Term(s): Criminal justice program evaluation; Criminal justice system management
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