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Evaluation Strategy Paper & Logic Model Instructions

This assignment requires you to develop a 5-7 page evaluation strategy for a police or crime problem chosen using Vito & Higgins planning evaluation strategy in Chapter 2. 

Using the evaluation strategy in Vito & Higgins to frame the paper, you will establish goals, objectives, and performance indicators using a theory that provides the basis for your specified program. Citations must be used for the underlying theories. For example, you choose violent crime as the problem you are going to address, then you will examine the theories surrounding violent crime reduction. Using one of these theories, such as focused deterrence, you will model a program after a Ceasefire or Pulling Levers example. You will use the theory to inform program operations to drive the selection of treatments, clarify the services provided, and determine the variables to be measured.

You will also include a Logic Model for the chosen problem following the Vito & Higgins model in Chapter 2. The Logic Model should be in the form of a chart (an excel spreadsheet will be fine). The Logic Model will cover inputs, activities, outputs, short-term outcomes, long-term outcomes, and external factors. 

Assignment specifics:

·  The paper will be 5-7 double-spaced pages of content (not counting title page, abstract, or references) and use Times New Roman 12-point font.

·  There must be a separate title page for the evaluation paper.

·  Citations will be in current APA format.

·  The Logic Model will be the same format as Vito & Higgins.

Textbook: Vito, G. F., & Higgins, G. E. (2015). Practical program evaluation for criminal justice. Waltham, MA: Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455777709.

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