Criminal Justice Policy and Planning

ISBN-10: 1437735002

ISBN-13: 9781437735000

Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)

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Unlike other textbooks on the subject, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning presents a comprehensive and structured account of the process of administering planned change in the criminal justice system. Welsh and Harris detail a simple yet sophisticated seven-stage model, which offers students and practitioners a full account of program and policy development from beginning to end. The authors thoughtfully discuss the steps: analyzing a problem; setting goals and objectives; designing the program or policy; action planning; implementing and monitoring; evaluating outcomes; and reassessing and reviewing. Within these steps, students focus on performing essential procedures, such as conducting a systems analysis, specifying an impact model, identifying target populations, making cost projections, collecting monitoring data, and performing a meta-analysis, In reviewing these steps and procedures, students can develop a full appreciation for the challenges inherent in the process and understand the tools that they require to meet those challenges.To provide for a greater understanding of the material, the text uses a wide array of real-life case studies and examples of programs and policies. Examples include policies such as Restorative Justice, The Second Chance Act, Three Strikes Laws, and the Brady Act, and programs such as drug courts, boot camps, and halfway houses. By examining the successes and failures of these innovations, the authors demonstrate both the ability of rational planning to make successful improvements and the tendency of unplanned change to result in undesirable outcomes. The result is a powerful argument for the use of logic, deliberation and collaboration in criminal justice innovations.Chapters are enhanced with outlines, figures, tables, examples, discussion questions and case studies.Appendix includes a seven-stage checklist for program and policy planning.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Analyzing the Problem
Document the Need for Change
Describe the History of the Problem
Examine Potential Causes of the Problem
Examine Previous Interventions
Identify Relevant Stakeholders
Conducting a Systems Analysis
Identify Barriers to Change and Supports for Change
Setting Goals and Objectives
Identifying Goals and Values
The Goals of Criminal Sanctions
Normative Values
Stating Specific Objectives for Each Goal
Seeking Participation in Goal Setting
Specifying an Impact Model
Identifying Compatible and Incompatible Goals in the Larger System
Identifying Needs and Opportunities for Interagency Collaboration
The Benefits of Goal Conflict
Loose Coupling and Criminal Justice Agencies
Conclusion
Designing the Program or Policy
Choosing an Intervention Approach
Designing a Program
Designing a Policy
Conclusion
Action Planning
Identify Resources Needed and Make Cost Projections
Plan to Acquire or Reallocate Resources
Specify Dates by Which Implementation Tasks Will Be Accomplished
Develop Mechanisms of Self-Regulation
Specify a Plan to Build and Maintain Support
Conclusion
Program/Policy Implementation and Monitoring
Outline the Major Questions for Monitoring
Instruments to Collect Monitoring Data
Fiscal Monitoring
Making Adjustments to the Resource Plan
Designate Responsibility to Collect, Store, and Analyze Data
Develop Information System Capacities
Develop Mechanisms to Provide Feedback to Stakeholders
Conclusion
Evaluating Outcomes
The Evidence-Based Paradigm
Types of Evaluation
Three Prerequisites for Evaluation
Evaluability Assessment
Logic Modeling
Implementation Assessment
Developing Outcome Measures
Identifying Potential Confounding Factors
Major Techniques for Minimizing Confounding Effects
Specify the Research Design
Time Series Analysis
Identify Users and Uses of Evaluation Results
Reassessment and Review
Planning for Failure
Planning for Success
Learning and Adapting
A Caution about Survival
The Tasks of Implementing a New Innovation
Planning Tasks for an Existing Program or Policy
Conclusion
Appendix: A Seven-Stage Checklist for Program/Policy Planning and Analysis
Index
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