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Evaluation: January 2012


Journal articles

  • Community-driven violence reduction programs : examining Pittsburgh’s One Vision One Life
    Criminology and public policy 10(4) Nov 2011: 993-1027
    Summary: Assesses the effectiveness of the 'One Vision' program, a problem-solving, data-driven model using street-level intelligence to intervene in escalating disputes and committed to placing youth in appropriate programs
  • Comprehensive gang and violence reduction programs : reinventing the square wheel / Malcolm W Klein
    Criminology and public policy 10(4) Nov 2011: 1037-1044
    Summary: Discusses problems associated with implementing and evaluating crime prevention programs, particularly in gang intervention and outlines a program involving the assistance of experienced academic gang scholars
  • Evidence on the effectiveness of juvenile court sanctions / Daniel P Mears, Joshua C Cochran, Sarah J Greenman, Avinash S Bhati and Mark A Greenwald
    Journal of criminal justice 39(6) Nov/Dec 2011: 509-520
    Summary: Because of the multiple and varied nature of sanctions within juvenile justice, it has been difficult to make overall assessments of 'what works' in reducing recidivism and improving mental health, drug dependency, and education outcomes
  • Monitoring and evaluation in police capacity building operations : 'women as uniform?' / Jodie Curth and Sarah Evans
    Police practice and research 12(6) Dec 2011: 492-505
    Summary: Argues that monitoring and evaluation practice in police capacity building impacts upon the effectiveness of reform especially with regard to gender-sensitive reform, and proposes the implementation of a combination of power and risk-sensitive participatory methods of evaluation
  • 'Pushing buttons' : an evaluation of the effect of Aboriginal income management on commercial gambling expenditure / David Lamb and Martin Young
    Australian journal of social issues 46(2) 2011: 119-140
    Summary: Analyses electronic gaming machine expenditure data from July 2002 to July 2010 for hotels and clubs in the NT towns of Alice Springs and Katherine, to test the effectiveness of income management, since the Northern territory Intervention 2007, in reducing the amount spent on commercial gambling
  • 'Resetting the relationship' in Indigenous child protection : public hope and private reality / Mary Ivec, Valerie Braithwaite and Nathan Harris
    Law and policy 34(1) Jan 2012: 80-103
    Summary: Based on in-depth interviews conducted in 2008 with forty-five Australian Indigenous parents and carers from Canberra, New South Wales, and Queensland as part of a study on 'Building Capacity in Indigenous Child Protection,' to try to build respectful relations between Indigenous Australian families and child protection authorities
  • Spatial displacement and diffusion of benefits among geographically focused policing initiatives : a meta-analytical review / Kate J Bowers
    Journal of experimental criminology 7(4) Dec 2012: 347-374
    Summary: Finds that geographically focused policing initiatives are generally associated with significant reductions in crime and disorder, and that there is a trend in favour of a diffusion of benefit.
  • Supporting the knowledge-to-action process : a systems-thinking approach / Adrian Cherney and Brian Head
    Evidence and policy 7(4) Nov 2011: 471-488
    Summary: Discusses nine organisational variables that influence the successful implementation of a 'knowledge-to-action' framework for evidence-based policy and practice
  • The challenges of evaluating large-scale, multi-partner programmes : the case of NIHR CLAHRCs / Graham Martin
    Evidence and policy 7(4) Nov 2011: 489-509
    Summary: Discusses evaluations of various Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs), funded by UK government, with the aim of conducting health research, implementing research findings in local healthcare organisations and building capacity across organisations for generating and using evidence
  • The impact of police reform on communities of Trinidad and Tobago / David B Wilson, Roger B Parks and Stephen D Mastrofski
    Journal of experimental criminology 7(4) Dec 2011: 375-405
    Summary: Evaluates the effects of the police reform implemented at five selected police stations (Model Stations Intervention) on community perceptions of the police, police-effectiveness, and crime and disorder in their communities
  • Use of evidence-based parenting programs for parents of at-risk young children / Lynne F Katz, Judge Cindy S Lederman and Joy D Osofsky
    Juvenile and family court journal 62(4) Fall 2011: 37-56
    Summary: Discusses the evidence-based practices and programs for the parents who need parenting interventions
  • Using jurors to explore public attitudes to sentencing / Kate Warner and Julia Davis
    British journal of criminology 52(1) Jan 2012: 93-112
    Summary: This study not only shows that jury surveys can provide a complementary approach to exploring public opinion about sentencing, but also strongly supports the point that representative surveys cannot be taken at face value. The jury survey method has a number of advantages over other public opinion research methods.
  • Whose evidence base? The dynamic effects of ownership, receptivity and values on collaborative evidence-informed policy making / Kasey Treadwell Shine and Brendan Bartley
    Evidence and policy 7(4) Nov 2011: 511-530
    Summary: Explores questions of ownership of and receptivity to research-based evidence and, in combination with often competing values' their effect on collaborative evidence-informed policy making