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Criminal Justice Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation

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Students learn and demonstrate knowledge of models and operational strategies used to develop and evaluate criminal justice policies and programs including issue identification, development of alternative solutions and strategies, and predicting the potential impact of justice system policy alternatives and programs. Students also analyze and critique criminal justice policy and program evaluations published by criminal justice research professionals.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Policy Overview and the Role of Research in Criminal Justice Policy

    • Define policy.
    • Analyze the complexities of criminal justice policy.
    • Discuss the role of research in criminal justice policy.
    • Describe policy analysis.

    Criminal Justice Policy Development and Implementation

    • Describe criminal justice policy development and implementation.
    • Analyze influences on policy development.
    • Evaluate the potential hurdles of policy implementation.

    Policy Monitoring and Models for Policy Evaluation

    • Identify models for policy evaluation.
    • Describe policy monitoring.
    • Compare and contrast policy monitoring and policy evaluation.
    • Assess the effectiveness of policy evaluation.

    Development of Alternative Solutions and Strategies

    • Identify methods for developing alternative solutions and strategies.
    • Describe the relationship of implementation, evaluation, and reform.
    • Analyze the reason and importance of developing alternatives.

    Policy in Practice: Evaluating Policy Outcomes and Impact

    • Analyze policy in practice.
    • Evaluate policy outcomes.
    • Predict policy impact and significance.
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