Improving Evaluation of Anticrime Programs

Improving Evaluation of Anticrime Programs

By: Committee on Improving Evaluation of Anti-Crime Programs, National Research Council

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Year: 2005
Pages: 90
Language: English

Although billions of dollars have been spent on crime prevention and control programs during the past decade, scientifically strong impact evaluations of these programs are uncommon in the context of the overall number of programs that have received funding. "Improving Evaluation of Anticrime Programs" is designed as a working guide for agencies and organizations responsible for program evaluation, for researchers who must design scientifically credible evaluations of government and privately sponsored programs, and for policy officials who are investing more and more in the concept of evidence-based policy to guide their decisions in crucial areas of crime prevention and control.