Program Evaluation Theory and Practice: A Comprehensive Guide
Donna M. Mertens & Amy T. Wilson, The Guilford Press, 2012
Practical Program Evaluation for Criminal Justice
Gennaro F. Vito & George E. Higgins, Anderson Publishing, 2015
For Reflection Paper I, you will work on evaluation paradigms and their application to criminal justice evaluations. First, you need to highlight strengths and weaknesses of each paradigm and then you will compare and contrast evaluation paradigms. Finally, you need to argue which paradigm is better for evaluations in criminal justice programs. When writing your paper, you need to benefit from discussions and readings during the last two weeks (Week 1- Introduction to Evaluation/ Framing Evaluation and Week 2- Evaluation Paradigms and Branches).
The reflection paper should be not more than 3 pages long, double space, 12 point font. Use APA Style in your citations and references. Please let me know if you have any question.