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November 22, 2005 POLS 4300.06/PUBL 6800.03. Hornick et al, Evaluating Community Policing (CP): the Edmonton Project Paradigm shift: Community Driven Policing Shift to Family/Domestic Interventions 3 Problems with Shift: from values and theory to specific goals & objectives

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November 22 2005 pols 4300 06 publ 6800 03
November 22, 2005POLS 4300.06/PUBL 6800.03

  • Hornick et al, Evaluating Community Policing (CP): the Edmonton Project

  • Paradigm shift: Community Driven Policing

  • Shift to Family/Domestic Interventions

  • 3 Problems with Shift: from values and theory to specific goals & objectives

  • Gap between broad policing strategies and specific implementations

  • Lack of other scientific evaluations of CP


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  • Focus here is on third problem

  • Need to review the state of evaluations of community policing in Canada (1992-3)

  • Evaluating the evaluators: the uncritical use of U.S. studies a major issue (p.64)

  • Improving CP: program components-mission, goals, strategies, tactics (pp.66-9)

  • Implementation: objectives & ‘success’

  • Measuring Impact and Effectiveness (pp70-80)


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  • Findings:ProgramImplementation(pp.80-4)

  • Findings: Program Impact (pp. 85-9)

  • Conclusions, Recommendations, Actions and Responses (pp.89-92)

  • Considered Methodologically Innovative and Rigorous by any N. Amer. Standard

  • Substantively Important for Endorsing CP as Preferred Philosophical, Organizational and Operational Approach for Edmonton


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  • Linden et al, An Evaluation Study of Women in Policing

  • Literature review (pp. 93-9)

  • 3 Major themes: performance of female police officers; attitudes toward female officers by male officers; & policing ‘styles’

  • Figure5.1:Measurement Instruments(p.98)

  • Research Design and Findings(pp.99-116)

  • Criminal Justice Implications


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  • Boyle and Willms, Impact Evaluation of a National, Community-Based Program for At-Risk Children in Canada (2002)

  • Community Action Program for Children (CAPC): Core component of Govt. of Canada’sChildDevelopmentInitiative(1992)

  • To Develop Early Intervention Initiatives

  • To Promote the Health and Development

  • Of Young Children at Developmental Risk


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  • National Evaluation Framework (1994)

  • To Examine the Impact of CAPC

  • Focusing on selected indicators of child, parent and family functioning (24 months)

  • Method: longitudinal comparison between

  • Sampleof families interviewedatentry(95-6)

  • and re-interviewed at 9 &24 months later

  • And control sample

  • Sampling intervals provided by Statscan


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  • 6 measures representing 3 areas of proposed impact for CAPC:

  • Child health and functioning

  • Parenting skills

  • Family vulnerability

  • Taken in 3 phases as indicated for experimental and control group families

  • Trajectory achieved by regressing repeated measurements over time on time itself


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  • Table 1 Concepts and Measures (p. 466)

  • Samplecomparabilityandresults(pp. 467-8)

  • Program variation and test of significance (pp. 469-71)

  • Discussion findings (pp. 471-2)

  • Limitations, significance and sample size (pp. 472-4)

  • Quantitative vs. qualitative perspectives

  • Policy issues,principlesandeffectiveness(475-9)


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