Evidence-based Practices inLaw & Justice
3 Credit Hours
This course studies the validity of evidence-based practices (EVP) and focuses on how objective data, rather than anecdotal observations, can be used to guide criminal justice policies and decisions. Evidence-based decision making strengthens accountability and encourages innovative programs while reducing wasteful spending. Through case analyses, students will review how this strategy has informed criminal justice decisions in the United States and, as appropriate, internationally.