Policing and Program Evaluation

Policing and Program Evaluation

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For courses in contemporary issues in policing.

This collection of articles by leading police researchers focuses on the 'nuts and bolts' of effective police program evaluation. The articles focus on the process and methodology of program evaluation and include evaluation reports on a wide range of policing programs including community policing programs, firearms suppression programs, crime prevention programs, gang units and drug task forces.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 172.7 x 228.6 x 2.5mm | 226.8g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130394734
  • 9780130394736

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About the Authors.

1. Evaluation Research in the Social Sciences. Heith Copes and Lynne M. Vieraitis, University of Alabama - Birmingham.
2. Evaluation Research in Policing: Learning from the Past and Looking Toward the Future. Kent R. Kerley, Mississippi State University.

3. Evaluating Community Policing in Chicago. Wesley G. Skogan, Northwestern University.
4. Evaluating Elusive Policing Programs: The Case of the St. Louis Consent to Search Program. Scott H. Decker and Richard Rosenfeld, University of Missouri - St. Louis George W. Burruss, Jr., Georgia Southern University.
5. Assessing the Impact of Specialized Gang Units in Indianapolis and San Diego. Deborah Lamm Weisel, North Carolina State University Tara Shelley, Florida State University.
6. The Role of Law Enforcement Within a Comprehensive Community Strategy: The Maryland Hot Spot Communities Initiative. Gretchen E. Moore, The Urban Institute Calvin C. Johnson and Jeffrey A. Roth, University of Pennsylvania.
7. Innovative Approaches to Drug Control: An Evaluation Of Mississippi's Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Program. R. Gregory Dunaway, Mississippi State University Terri L. Earnest, Arkansas Tech University Peter B. Wood, Mississippi State University.
8. A Comprehensive Evaluation Model for Training Collaboratives and Partnerships. James R. Coldren, John Howard Association Sandra Kaminska Costello and Sharon Shipinski, University of Illinois at Chicago.
9. A Case Study of Community Policing Implementation: Contrasting Success and Failure. George E. Capowich, Loyola University of New Orleans.
10. An Important Ingredient in Police Program Evaluation: Making Sure There is Something to Evaluate. M. L. Dantzker, University of Texas - Pan American.
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About Kent R. Kerley

Kent R. Kerley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University. Dr. Kerley's current research interests include policing, correctional treatment programs, and computer crime. His recent research has appeared in Justice Quarterly, Police Quarterly, Journal of Crime and Justice, and Homicide Studies. He serves on the Editorial Board of the American Correctional Association and is a regular manuscript reviewer for several academic journals.
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