(19) Does a Program Work

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style HOW do we know IF A POLICY OR PROGRAM IS EFFECTIVE IN Determining  Ideally use a randomized experiment (best method) l features that provide accurate information about programs effectiveness a. examine levels of delinquency before and after juveniles participate in program b. compare delinquency levels of juveniles in treatment and comparison or control groups l (1) juveniles in treatment group participate in delinquency control program l (2) juveniles in control group receive normal Why randomized experiments? l a. Scared-Straight type programs (1) before and after studies found offenders experienced reductions in delinquency after program ended (2) researchers using randomized experiments found offenders in control group experienced reductions in delinquency as large as program participants (3) experiments indicate programs not effective l b. failure to properly evaluate programs can lead to misleading conclusions about effectiveness of program l c. program evaluations often have little Problems in doing randomized...
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