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The Resource American criminal justice policy : an evaluation approach to increasing accountability and effectiveness, Daniel P. Mears

American criminal justice policy : an evaluation approach to increasing accountability and effectiveness, Daniel P. Mears

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American criminal justice policy : an evaluation approach to increasing accountability and effectiveness
Title
American criminal justice policy
Title remainder
an evaluation approach to increasing accountability and effectiveness
Statement of responsibility
Daniel P. Mears
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"American Criminal Justice Policy examines many of the most prominent criminal justice policies on the American landscape and finds that they fall well short of achieving the accountability and effectiveness that policymakers have advocated and that the public expects. The policies include mass incarceration, sex offender laws, supermax prisons, faith-based prisoner reentry programs, transfer of juveniles to adult court, domestic violence mandatory arrest laws, drug courts, gun laws, community policing, private prisons, and many others. Optimistically, Daniel P. Mears argues that this situation can be changed through systematic incorporation of evaluation research into policy development, monitoring, and assessment. To this end, the book provides a clear and accessible discussion of five types of evaluation - needs, theory, implementation or process, outcome and impact, and cost-efficiency. And it identifies how they can be used both to hold the criminal justice system accountable and to increase the effectiveness of crime control and crime prevention efforts."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mears, Daniel P.
Dewey number
364.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6025
LC item number
.M376 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminology
  • Justice, Administration of
Label
American criminal justice policy : an evaluation approach to increasing accountability and effectiveness, Daniel P. Mears
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Irrational criminal justice policy; 3. A solution for improving criminal justice policy: evaluation research; 4. Needs evaluations; 5. Theory evaluations; 6. Implementation evaluations; 7. Outcome evaluations and impact evaluations; 8. Cost-efficiency evaluations; 9. Conclusion
Control code
465330754
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780521762465
Lccn
2009047360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)465330754
Label
American criminal justice policy : an evaluation approach to increasing accountability and effectiveness, Daniel P. Mears
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Irrational criminal justice policy; 3. A solution for improving criminal justice policy: evaluation research; 4. Needs evaluations; 5. Theory evaluations; 6. Implementation evaluations; 7. Outcome evaluations and impact evaluations; 8. Cost-efficiency evaluations; 9. Conclusion
Control code
465330754
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780521762465
Lccn
2009047360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)465330754

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