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Evaluation: September 2010
- Australia's national security institutions : reform and renewal / Carl Ungerer
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 2010
- Do gun buybacks save lives? Evidence from panel data / Andrew Leigh and Christine Neill
Institute for the Study of Labor, Jun 2010
- Establishing drug treatment courts : strategies, experiences and preliminary outcomes / Caroline S Cooper, Brent Franklin and Tiffany Mease
Organization of American States, 2010
- Fine Payment Work process study / Andrew Rix ... [et al.]
Ministry of Justice, 2010
Summary: The scheme, piloted is seven areas in England and Wales, makes provision for people unable pay their fines by any of the normal means, to work off the outstanding financial penalty by undertaking unpaid work.
- Home detention : Corrective Services NSW / Audit Office of New South Wales
Audit Office, Sep 2010
- Mental health court pilot : feasibility of an impact assessment / Francis Pakes ... [et al.]
Ministry of Justice,
- Process evaluation of the Mental Health Court pilot / Jane Winstone and Francis Pakes
Ministry of Justice, 2010
- Promising practices to prevent and respond to sexual assault in jails and juvenile facilities : final report / Kim English, Peggy Heil and Robert Dumond
Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Research and Statistics, 2010
Summary: Site visits, interviews with staff, and document reviews were conducted in five jails and three juvenile residential settings to ascertain and evaluate safety practices.
- Sexual Violence Research Initiative : report of evaluation findings / Stephanie M Townsend and Angela Heimburger
Global Forum for Health Research, 2010
- Te Hurihanga Pilot : evaluation report / Julie Warren and Lydia Fraser
Ministry of Justice, 2009
Summary: Te Hurihanga (The Turning Point) is a Ministry of Justice (NZ) response to the problem of youth offending. It is a nine to eighteen month therapeutic programme for young males (aged 14 to 16 years at entry) who have appeared before the courts and who livewithin the Hamilton / Waikato region. These findings are from a two-year evaluation from June 2007 to July 2009.
- An examination of situational crime prevention strategies across convenience stores and fast-food restaurants / M Lyn Exum
Criminal justice policy review 21(3) Sep 2010: 269-295
Summary: Robbery preventative factors such as target hardening had effects in one type of establishment or the other, but not in both. These findings suggest that effective SCP strategies are truly situation specific and not 'one size fits all'.
- Auditing the Australian response to trafficking / Marie Segrave and Sanja Milivojevic
Current issues in criminal justice 22(1) Jul 2010: 63-80
Summary: Response to the April 2009 publication of the Australian National Audit Office audit of the management of the Australian Government Action Plan to Eradicate Trafficking in Persons
- Confidence, neighbourhood policing, and contact : drawing together the evidence / Andy Myhill and Paul Quinton
Policing : a journal of policy and practice 4(3) 2010: 273 - 281
Summary: Key empirical evidence suggests that 'service-oriented' models of policing, based on visible patrol, community engagement, problem solving, and procedural fairness, are effective in increasing and maintaining public confidence in the police.
- Dealing with distrust and power dynamics : asymmetric relations among stakeholders in responsive evaluation / Vivianne Baur
Evaluation 16(3) Jul 2010: 233-248
Summary: This article illustrates how asymmetric relations can be dealt with constructively, focusing on inclusion of marginalized groups, mutual learning and good dialogue.
- Drug law enforcement : a study in the interplay of power and resistance / Cary Bennett
Current issues in criminal justice 22(1) Jul 2010: 117-136
Summary: Argues that many supply-reduction initiatives, when 'successful', create conditions that are favourable to the operation and expansion of the drug trade.
- Effectiveness of responsible beverage service : the Norwegian experiences / Ingeborg Rossow and Bergljot Baklien
Contemporary drug problems 37(1) Spring 2009: 91-107
- Enhancing clinical research with alcohol, tobacco and cannabis problems and dependence / Steve Allsop, Owen Carter and Simon Lenton
Drug and alcohol review 29(5) Sep 2010: 483-490
Summary: Three researchers, with backgrounds in alcohol, tobacco and cannabis research, examine current clinical research and practice to identify potential future priorities for clinical research
- Enhancing the contribution of research councils to the generation of evidence to inform policy making / Holmes. John and Bob Harris
Evidence and policy 6(3) Aug 2010: 391-409
Summary: Changes to the planning, management and structure of research funding to enhance the knowledge transfer, dissemination and policy value of UK research are recommended.
- Evaluating the impact of intimate partner violence on the perpetrator : the perceived consequences of domestic violence / Denise D Walker
Journal of interpersonal violence 25(8) Aug 2010: 1684-1698
Summary: The questionnaire is designed to assess the consequences of intimate partner violence as perceived by the perpetrator. Responses predict motivation for change and treatment seeking.
- Family violence : key findings from the Evaluation of the 2006 Family Law Reforms / Rae Kaspiew, Matthew Gray, Ruth Weston, Lawrie Moloney, Kelly Hand, Lixia Qu and Australian Institute of Family Studies
Family matters no. 85 2010: 38-48
Summary: The data collected as part of AIFS' evaluation highlighted the difficulties faced by those working in the family law system (service system professionals, lawyers, court staff and judicial officers) when working with families affected by family violence.
- Meth/amphetamine use and associated HIV : implications for global policy and public health / Louisa Degenhardt and Reference Group to the United Nations on HIV and Injecting Drug Use
International journal of drug policy 21(5) Sep 2010: 347-358
- Operation Safe Corridor : an outcome evaluation / Sarah J McLean
Criminal justice policy review 21(3) Sep 2010: 363-380
Summary: Despite efforts to raise awareness regarding personal safety, college-aged individuals are still victimised by making themselves vulnerable as targets. Property crimes were reduced, so OSC appears to have been successful at hardening a location (the corridor) but was not successful in modifying victim behavior.
- Optimal provision of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users : a systematic review / Lisa Jones
International journal of drug policy 21(3) Sep 2010: 335-342
Summary: Different needle exchange settings or policies did not have a great impact. Interventions like mobile vans and vending machines, hospital-based programs and drug treatment programs were examined, but no conclusions about 'what works best' for IDUs are given.
- Politics-led policy and policy-led evidence : the Noetic review of juvenile justice in New South Wales / Elaine Fishwick and Jane Bolitho
Current issues in criminal justice 22(1) Jul 2010: 171-180
Summary: The authors question how a state (NSW), previously at the forefront of progressive reforms in juvenile justice, has now embarked on a program of politics-led policy that is out of step with evidence, experience and international best practice and standards.
- Practitioner views of priorities, policies, and practices in juvenile justice / Daniel P Mears, Tracey L Shollenberger, Janeen Buck Willison, Colleen E Owens and Jeffrey A Butts
Crime and delinquency 56(4) Oct 2010: 535-563
Summary: Perceptions of system effectiveness were sought from juvenile court judges, prosecutors, public defenders, court administrators, and chief probation officers.
- Pretrial diversion : the over-looked pre-trial services evidence-based practice / Joseph M Zlatic, Donna C Wilkerson and Shannon McAllister
Federal probation 74(1) Jun 2010: 28-33
Summary: The success of federal diversion programs lies in a open-system management style and good communications between multiple agencies. Probation and pretrial officers need to examine criminogenic factors in offenders' lives rather than assessing risks.
- School-based abuse prevention : effect on disclosures / Ian G Barron and Keith J Topping
Journal of family violence 25(7) Oct 2010: 651-659
Summary: Substantial numbers of disclosures occurred when lessons were delivered by survivor organisation presenters in the Violence is Preventable program
- The limited benefit of prison in controlling crime / David Brown
Current issues in criminal justice 22(1) Jul 2010: 137-148
Summary: A number of recent developments in the US, UK and Australia suggest that conditions may be ripe for a political shift in the reliance on escalating rates of imprisonment as a default criminal justice strategy for responding to crime.
- The New South Wales Police Force Customer Service Programme / Catherine Burn
Policing : a journal of policy and practice 4(3) 2010: 249-257
Summary: In late 2007, the NSWPF embarked on a change management programme for the organization, centering on customer service and improved service delivery. This paper recommends renewed community engagement strategies and enhanced police visibility.
- Toward a systematic foundation for identifying evidence-based criminal justice sanctions and their relative effectiveness / Daniel P Mears and J C Barnes
Journal of criminal justice 38(3) Jul / Aug 2010: 702-710
Summary: There is still no comparative foundation for assessing the relative effectiveness of diverse sanctions in achieving goals.
- Who cares? Young people with parents who use alcohol or other drugs talk about their experiences with services / Tim Moore, Debbie Noble-Carr and Morag McArthur
Family matters no. 85 2010: 18-27
Summary: The paper reports on a project conducted in the Australian Capital Territory, by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, involving 15 young people aged between 11 and 17 years.