Chapter 12 Secondary data analysis & evaluation research

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Evidence-Based Policy
the actions of justice agencies are linked to evidence used for planning and evaluation
Policy
some standard course of action about how to respond to some recurring problem or issue or routine practices
Policy Outputs
what is actually produced
Impacts
relating to policy goals, impacts question what a policy action is trying to achieve
Outputs
the means to achieve desired policy goals
Process Evaluation
an evaluation to determine whether a program was implemented as intended
Impact Assessments
an evaluation to determine whether a program achieved its intended results
Evaluability Assessment
a pre-evaluation in which a researchers determines whether conditions necessary for conducting an evaluation are present
Stakeholders
persons and organizations with a direct interest in the program
Quasi-Experiment
lack of random assignment of subjects to an experimental and a control group
Ex Post Evaluations
an evaluation sometime after an experimental program has gone into effect
Full-Coverage Programs
when it is not possible to identify subjects who are not exposedto the intervention, let along randomly assign persons to receive or not receive the
treatment
Larger Treatment Units
when experimental interventions are designed to affect all persons in some larger unit (e.g., neighborhood). It is not possible to randomly assign someneighborhoods to receive the intervention while withholding it from others. Nor is it possible to control which individuals in a neighborhood are exposed to the intervention
Nonequivalent-Group Designs
this is when it cannot be assumed that the treatment and comparison subjects are statistically equivalent
Problem-Oriented Policing
identifying problems, planning and taking appropriate action , and then assessing whether those actions achieved intended results