Evaluating the quality of criminal justice programmes

Day, Andrew (2011) Evaluating the quality of criminal justice programmes. In: Sheldon, Kerry, Davies, Jason, and Howells, Kevin, (eds.) Research in Practice for Forensic Professionals. Issues in Forensic Psychology (1). Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 271-282.

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[Extract] It is probably fair to say that criminal justice programmes are scrutinised more closely these days than they have been at any time in the past. It is widely accepted that not only do all areas of public service have to deliver services that meet the needs of their clients and the broader community, but they also have to demonstrate that the services and programmes that are offered achieve their intended outcomes. Managers and policy makers alike have become interested in issues of effectiveness, accountability and transparency, and despite concerns expressed by some practitioners that their professional autonomy is being eroded, terms such as 'best practice' and 'good practice', originally developed to assist business and manufacturing to be more internationally competitive, are now commonplace across criminal justice settings.

Item ID: 47708
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-203-80532-9
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 22:53
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 100%
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