Go to the American Evaluation Association Web site at www.eval.org. Choose “Publications” and then “Guiding Principles for Evaluators.” What are the five guiding principles discussed in this document? Provide a summary of each principle.
How adequate are juvenile court records? Go to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Web site at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/ and find a report that uses juvenile data and write a brief summary.
Propose a research project to evaluate the adequacy of the juvenile justice system in the collection and maintenance of juvenile law enforcement records and/or juvenile court records.
Check out the latest information regarding the D.A.R.E. program at http://www.dare.com/home/default.asp. What is the current approach? Can you find information on the Web about current research on D.A.R.E.?
Go to the Campbell Collaboration Web site (www.campbellcollaboration.org) and access the library. Find a study that evaluates a topic of interest to you. What were the selection criteria used for the review? How did the researchers operationalize the constructs they were measuring (e.g., mentoring, delinquency, recidivism)? What do they conclude?