Evaluating new and innovative criminal justice programs, together with applying evaluation methods to ongoing activities, can help make programs and their agencies accountable. It can help distinguish what works from what does not, and in doing so, steer limited resources to the most promising strategies for controlling crime and violence.
Evaluation is built into the problem-solving approaches that are increasingly used by police and other justice agencies in training personnel and providing resources for programs. Finally, evaluation can lend support to effective law enforcement, prevention, and other criminal justice programs. Showing that something works or does not work can overcome the natural tendency of officials to base decisions on arguments presented by simple advocacy.
For this Assignment, your team will develop an 8–10-slide PowerPoint presentation of an evaluation model that fits a specific criminal justice program of your choice.
Examples of criminal justice programs include drug courts, police foot patrols, youth programs, community policing, youth boot camps, and neighborhood watch programs.
Do not simply report on a criminal justice program that has already been evaluated. The purpose of this Assignment is for your team to select a program and develop a model based on your research and ideas for an assessment. Be creative!
The following identifies key steps in a standard program evaluation. Address each of the steps in your PowerPoint presentation.
Portion of power point presentation I am responsible for requirement four slide min: Please included
focus our Neighborhood Watch Program purpose for the following:
> 1. Child Abuse/Neglect
> 2. Elder Abuse/Neglect
> 3. Human Trafficking
> 4. Sex Predators
- Introduction: (2–3 paragraphs)
- Describe the program your team has chosen to evaluate and the result of other evaluations conducted (if applicable).
- What is the purpose and intended outcomes?
- How could the findings be used?
- Develop a methodology for evaluating the program
- Identify what data will be collected.
- What is the source of data?
- Describe in detail the methods that will be used to collect data (interviews, observations, surveys, other research, and criminal justice data sources).