Evaluation of crime prevention initiatives: the principles of evaluation

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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/81664
Dokumentart: Report (Bericht)
Date: 2013-06
Source: EUCPN Thematic Paper Series ; (2013) 5
Language: English
Faculty: Das kriminologische Repository des <a href="http://www.fidkrim.de">Fachinformationsdienstes Kriminologie</a> enthält forschungs- und fachrelevante Literatur mit dem Schwerpunkt auf "graue Literatur" (Berichte von Ministerien, amtliche Statistiken etc.). Alle Dokumente werden auch in der kriminologischen Literaturdatenbank <a href="https://krimdok.uni-tuebingen.de">KrimDok</a> nachgewiesen.
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Kriminalprävention , Evaluation
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The fifth thematic paper in the series published by the EUCPN Secretariat in collaboration with the Irish Presidency, focuses on the theme of evaluation. It is written in the framework of the third EUCPN Toolbox on the same theme. The toolbox is developed to assist people engaged in evaluation who have limited resources, who often lack the internal expertise to conduct a robust evaluation or who have limited access to information and external support. The aim of this instrument is to develop more insight in ‘how and why’ to evaluate and to provide a minimum standard of knowledge and skills who are (about to be) involved in programme evaluation of small scale community-based crime prevention initiatives. Attention is paid to the planning of an evaluation, the data collection and analyses, and the communication of results. This thematic paper aims to be a general introduction to the principles of evaluation based on existing academic literature and provides more detailed information about the second part of the toolbox, the practical guidelines. It is recommended to read the thematic paper in conjunction with the guidelines in the toolbox.

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