Evaluation Proposal

Evaluation Proposal

The focus of the Final Paper will be on the creation of an evaluation proposal suitable for presentation in a criminal justice setting or agency. The proposal will center on needs assessment, impact monitoring, and the application of quantitative and/or qualitative techniques in the assessment of the selected program or policy. Rossi, Lipsey, and Freeman (2004) discuss the social context of evaluation. Your evaluation proposal should assess the effectiveness of a program or policy, addressing a specific problem proposed or developed as a solution to a contemporary issue in your chosen area of specialization within the Masters in Criminal Justice program: Law Enforcement and Corrections Administration, Cybercrime and Technology, Forensic Science, or Homeland Security. Utilize research skills to locate a minimum of 15 appropriate scholarly sources to support your statements within the required sections below. Small sections of the evaluation proposal will be completed throughout the progression of the course. Students can use those sections verbatim within the text of the Final Paper if they so choose (Research Question & Introduction, Methodology, & Literate review. 

The evaluation proposal will be assessed based on the inclusion of the following elements:

Introduction 
Present your research question and introduction from the assignment you completed

Literature Review
From the assignment you completed, compose a literature review comprised of previous scholarly material and research results relevant to your selected topic. Need to be discussed in Literature review: In terms of potential political and/or ethical issues, consider how your evaluation study could result in these issues. For example, what if you discover the program isn’t achieving its intended outcomes? Might this create political and/or ethical implications?

How does the Innocence Project preserve digital evidence or, perhaps, how do they ensure evidence is preserved digitally? The program evaluation should assess if the program (Innocence Project) is achieving its intended outcomes. Is preservation of digital evidence an intended outcome of the program? This needs elaboration.

In terms of potential political and/or ethical issues, consider how your evaluation study could result in these issues. For example, what if you discover the program isn’t achieving its intended outcomes? Might this create political and/or ethical implications?

Program or Policy Description

Describe the program or policy that is to be evaluated, including its purpose, stakeholders, history, and outcomes, which will be part of your introduction and description you completed in Week Two.

Explain the impact of relevant issues, including potential political, social, economic, and/or cultural constraints associated with this program or policy.

How does the Innocence Project preserve digital evidence or, perhaps, how do they ensure evidence is preserved digitally? The program evaluation should assess if the program (Innocence Project) is achieving its intended outcomes. Is preservation of digital evidence an intended outcome of the program? This needs elaboration.

In terms of potential political and/or ethical issues, consider how your evaluation study could result in these issues. For example, what if you discover the program isn’t achieving its intended outcomes? Might this create political and/or ethical implications?

Proposal Narrative

Present your measures and methodology (which is attached, but need more added)

Critique the design of the program or policy by describing the methodology, including the data to be collected, the means of collection, and how the data will be used.

Identify a proposed budget and projected schedule for the evaluation.

Summary
Summarize the expected outcomes, the questions to be answered, and the expected results that would indicate success of the program or policy.

Topic: The effectiveness of the Innocence Project in Preservation of Evidence

The research question for the topic would be, how can a digital criminal justice system help Preservation of Evidence?

The “Evaluation Proposal,” Final Paper

Must be 20  double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA 

Must include a separate title page with the following:

Must use at least 15 scholarly sources in addition to the course text.

The literature review and the methodology sections will be completed throughout the course as part of the formative weekly assignments. Students can use those sections verbatim, or build upon them, within the text of the Final Paper.

Must document all sources in APA style 

Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style

Please use headers for each section of the proposal so the components are readily identifiable.

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