Seminar In Criminal Justice Planning

This course focuses on the techniques of program and policy planning and evaluation. Students will focus on existing criminal justice programs and policies while at the same time learning the process of proper program and policy evaluation. Specifically, students will learn how to plan change through a series of steps: problem analysis, creating time-bound and measurable goals and objectives, designing a program or policy, developing action plans, developing a monitoring plan, developing an evaluation plan and instrument and finally how to initiate the program or policy. Where appropriate, students will conduct their analysis on existing and policies as well as creating their own plans as outlined above.