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Evaluation: November 2010

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • A different kind of evidence? Looking for 'what works' in engaging young offenders / David Prior and Paul Mason
    Youth justice 10(3) Dec 2010: 211-226
    Summary: Discusses the disjuncture between the research and practice literatures, arguing that prevailing orthodoxies regarding what constitutes valid research evidence prevent certain questions about what works and how from being studied
  • An outcome evaluation of the YouthBuild USA Offender Project / Mark A Cohen and Alex R Piquero
    Youth violence and juvenile justice 8(4) Oct 2010: 373-385
    Summary: Results of an evaluation of a targeted intervention program aimed at low-income, 16 to 24-year-old offenders indicate reduced recidivism and improved educational outcomes for the participants
  • Community service versus electronic monitoring : what works better? Results of a randomized Trial / Martin Killias
    British journal of criminology 50(6) Nov 2010: 1155-1170
    Summary: A controlled experiment in Switzerland, with 240 subjects randomly assigned either to community service or to electronic monitoring, found that those assigned to electronic monitoring reoffended less than those assigned to community service, that they were more often married and lived under more favourable financial circumstances.
  • Evaluating Australia's response to all forms of trafficking : towards rights-centered reform / Frances Simmons and Jennifer Burn
    Australian law journal 84(10) 2010: 712-730
    Summary: This article assesses Australia's response to human trafficking in light of the growing focus on trafficking outside the commercial sex industry. The authors propose updating Australia's response to trafficking to fully reflect Australia's international obligations to address trafficking, forced labour, and practices similar to slavery such as forced marriage.
  • Evaluating CCTV : why the findings are inconsistent, inconclusive and ultimately irrelevant / Emmeline Taylor
    Crime prevention and community safety 12(4) Oct 2010: 209-232
    Summary: This article critiques the evaluation doctrine that has dominated CCTV evaluations and outlines how it has resulted in an approach that overlooks the qualitative impact of CCTV, ignores the possibility that individuals other than offenders may be affectedby the camera's gaze; and presumes that the only significant impact of CCTV (and thereby worthy of evaluating) is on crime rates.
  • Getting beyond failure : promising approaches for reducing DMC
    Youth violence and juvenile justice 8(3) Jul 2010: 266-276
    Summary: In recent years, generous investments from private foundations (US), such as the Macarthur Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the W. Haywood BI (Burns Institute), have led to a renewed sense of hope for success in the seemingly intractable problemof minority overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system.
  • Public protection in youth justice? The Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme from the inside / Tom Ellis, Nicholas Pamment and Chris Lewis
    International journal of police science and management 11(4) Dec 2009: 393-413
    Summary: Suggests an alternative approach to dealing with serious and persistent offenders in the community, based on the views of the young offenders subject to the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme and their supervisors.