ERIC Number: ED106698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Evaluative Research in Corrections; A Practical Guide.
Adams, Stuart N.
These guidelines are designed to make research a more effective instrument in the management and improvement of the correctional sub-system of criminal justice. The Guide emphasizes that: (1) the correctional administrator has several responsibilities to fulfill if he is to benefit from research, and, (2) the researcher must command a variety of techniques if he is to meet the descriptive and analytical needs of his agency. The administrator must not only know the capability and requirements of objective research but he must also provide support, define his research needs, and make use of the products of his research staff. The guide covers both traditional and contemporary approaches to evaluation, from surveys and controlled experiments to operations research and simulation. Within this range are techniques that any agency, regardless of size or research sophistication, should find useful. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Correctional Rehabilitation, Evaluation Methods, Guides, Institutional Administration, Management Systems, Program Improvement, Research Utilization
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Law Inst.