ERIC Number: ED117126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
High Impact Anti-Crime Program: A Framework for Assessing Project-Level Evaluation Plans.
The pamphlet describes an evaluation model for crime reduction projects developed by National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice sponsored research. It is meant to assist justice agency and project managers in determining completeness of evaluation planning by providing a framework against which to measure their evaluation components. While the model and review criteria presented were developed within the context of the Legal Enforcement Assistance Administration's (LEAA's) High Impact Anti-Crime Program, they were based upon an awareness of the difficulties involved in evaluating social programs generally and may be applicable to evaluation efforts outside of the criminal justice sector. The paper is divided into four sections. The first (introductory) section describes current preoccupations with evaluation. The second section provides the reader with an understanding of the special context within which the model and criteria were developed via a brief discussion of the Impact Program's evaluation effort. The third section presents the evaluation planning model along with a discussion of key steps in the evaluation planning process. The fourth section elaborates general guidelines regarding the use and applicability of the model and review criteria, and develops a set of questions which need to be addressed during the review of a project-level evaluation plan or component. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Crime, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Needs, Law Enforcement, Models, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 027-000-00327-3, $0.45)
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: Mitre Corp., McLean, VA.