Criminal Justice Policy and Planning: Planned Change, 5th Ed.

By Wayne N. Welsh and Philip W. Harris

Criminal Justice Policy and Planning: Planned Change, Fifth Edition, presents a comprehensive and structured account of the process of administering planned change in the criminal justice system. Welsh and Harris detail a simple yet sophisticated seven-stage model, which offers students and practitioners a full account of program and policy development from beginning to end. The authors thoughtfully discuss the steps: analyzing a problem; setting goals and objectives; designing the program or policy; action planning; implementing and monitoring; evaluating outcomes; and reassessing and reviewing. Within these steps, students focus on performing essential procedures, such as conducting a systems analysis, specifying an impact model, identifying target populations, making cost projections, collecting monitoring data, and performing evaluations. In reviewing these steps and procedures, students can develop a full appreciation for the challenges inherent in the process and understand the tools that they require to meet those challenges.

To aid student understanding, the student site has interactive case studies with questions and suggested answers.

The password-protected instructor site provides helpful instructor’s guides that include outlines, chapter overviews, instructor notes, suggested readings, review questions, class exercises and teaching tips; a PowerPoint presentation deck for each chapter for use in the classroom; and a test bank containing multiple-choice and true/false questions.

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