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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.


Journal articles

  • 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.