Evaluation: May 2010
A selection of new key reports, books, journal articles and websites. All items are available on interlibrary loan through the JV Barry Library. Please contact your own library for assistance.
- An innovative approach to changing social attitudes around family violence in New Zealand : key ideas, insights and lessons learnt : The Campaign for Action on Family Violence / Point Research Ltd
Ministry of Social Development, 2010
- Community study summary report : The Campaign for Action on Family Violence / Ministry of Social Development
Ministry of Social Development, 2010
- Comparing coercive and non-coercive interventions
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, 2010
Summary: In comparing coercive and non-coercive interventions, the author argues that the expectation that the problem of offending by young people can be solved by coercion and control is essentially illusory.
- Effective practice in juvenile justice : report for the Minister for Juvenile Justice / Noetic Solutions Pty Limited
Noetic Solutions, Jan 2010
- Evaluating the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Yarra, 2007-2009 / Evaluation Steering Committee
Department of Justice, 2010
- Evaluation for improvement : a seven-step empowerment evaluation approach for violence prevention organizations
Summary: This manual is designed to help violence prevention organizations hire an empowerment evaluator who will assist them in building their evaluation capacity through a learn-by-doing process of evaluating their own strategies.
- Evaluation of the 'Eyes on the Street' program : final report / Crime Research Centre
Office of Crime Prevention, 2008
- Independent review of policing in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory / Allen Consulting Group
Allen Consulting Group, 2010
- Reforming juvenile justice systems : beyond treatment : a Reclaiming Futures national evalulation report
Portland State University, 2010
Summary: The underlying premise of Reclaiming Futures was that juvenile justice involved youth who also used drugs and alcohol needed something more than the typically punitive juvenile justice response.
- Research evaluation and innovation : a study of Sydney-based community organisations
CSI, Nov 2009
Summary: As the ideas of evidence-based practice and accountability frameworks permeate the community services sector, so does the need for improved documentation resulting from solid research.
- St Giles Trust's Through the Gates : an analysis of economic impact
Pro Bono Economics, Dec 2009
Summary: Caseworkers, many of whom were trained, reformed ex-prisoners, provided one-on-one support in the crucial early days after release when the risk of re-offending is high. This included help with accommodation, finances and employment support. The study found a ten-fold return on investment.
- Waiting on the wings : a review of the costs and benefits of secure psychiatric hospital care for people in the criminal justice system with severe mental health problems
Laing & Buisson, Jan 2010
Summary: Examines the prevalence of mental illness within the UK prison system, costs associated with treatment in prison and medium security hospitals, and the financial saving that would be made if more prisoners received more timely, appropriate treatment.
- A contribution to current debates in impact evaluation / Howard White
Evaluation 16(2) Apr 2010: 153-164
Summary: The author argues that quantitative approaches, including ramdon control trials, are often the most appropriate methods for evaluating the impact of a large range of interventions, having the added advantage of allowing analysis of cost effectiveness or cost-benefit analysis.
- A problem-solving approach to neighbourhood policing : the Camden model / Anthony Lewis and Pat Coulson
Safer communities 9(2) Apr 2010: 33-41
- Enhancing the impact of research on police practice / Darrel W Stephens
Police practice and research 11(2) Apr 2010: 150-154
Summary: The author uses case studies and references to the "Dialogue of the deaf" to examine the research tensions between the police and academic community. He suggests it can be handled in a way that improves communication and understanding of the expectationsand perspectives of both partners.
- Interventions to improve empathy awareness in sexual and violent offenders : conceptual. empirical, and clinical issues / Andrew Day, Sharon Casey and Adam Gerace
Aggression and violent behavior 15(3) May/Jun 2010: 201-208
- Multicultural awareness in evaluation : dilemmas and challenges / Anders Hamberger
Evaluation 16(2) Apr 2010: 177-191
Summary: The multiculturally aware evaluator employs an appreciative approach to traditional cultures that is consistent with human rights and international law. A multiculturally relevant evaluation should stimulate a discussion that facilitates inter-cultural understanding and multicultural awareness.
- On the efficacy of victim-offender-mediation in cases ofpartnership violence in Austria, or, men don't get better, but women get stronger / Christa Pelikan
European journal on criminal policy and research 16(1) 2010: 49-67
- Partial program evaluation with observational data : the effect of treatment on drug addiction / Michael Beenstock
Journal of experimental criminology 6(1) Mar 2010: 83-113
Summary: This article finds that although it was not possible to demonstrate that treatment is beneficial, it is possible to establish that it is not beneficial.
- Prison-based chemical dependency treatment in Minnesota : an outcome evaluation / Grant Duwe
Journal of experimental criminology 6(1) Mar 2010: 57-81
Summary: Analyses revealed that participating in prison-based CD treatment significantly reduced the hazard ratio for recidivism by 17-25%.
- Richness, retrievability and reliability : issues in a working knowledge base for good practice in crime prevention / Karen Bullock and Paul Ekblom
European journal on criminal policy and research 16(1) 2010: 29-47
- Simulated evidence on the prospects of treating more drug-involved offenders / Avinash Bhati and John Roman
Journal of experimental criminology 6(1) Mar 2010: 1-33
Summary: Annually nearly 1.5 million arrestees in the U.S. are at risk of abuse or dependence and that treatment alone could avert several million crimes that these individuals would otherwise commit.
- Substituting reduced-toxicity spray paints for aromatic spray paints and the effect on suspicious sales / Christina Marel
Current issues in criminal justice 21(3) Mar 2010: 401-412
- The impact of TASERs on police use-of-force decisions : findings from a randomized field-training experiment / William Sousa, Justin Ready and Michael Ault
Journal of experimental criminology 6(1) Mar 2010: 35-55
Summary: firearm when confronted with suspect resistance that was potentially lethal.The findings indicate that officers who were armed with the TASER were significantly less likely to deploy pepper spray and the baton in response to aggressive physical resistance; that officers equipped with the TASER were less likely to discharge their
- What works and what's just? / Fergus McNeill
European journal of probation 1(1) Apr 2009: 21-40
Summary: The author argues that that, despite the apparently technical nature of questions of effectiveness, in fact any considered and critical analysis of the empirical evidence about desistance, rehabilitation and’ what works?’ compel us to consider the moral character and context of criminal justice interventions.
- European journal of probation
University of Bucharest, 2009-