On February 11, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST, the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) will present a webinar titled “Basics of Evaluation for Practitioners.” This webinar will be presented by Dr. Natalie Kroovand Hipple, SPI Subject Matter Expert and assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University. This webinar will describe the key components of SPI in the context of research and evaluation. Dr. Hipple will describe different types of evaluation and data collection, and how evaluation fits into the problem-solving process (i.e., the SARA model). She will address how to assess the evaluability of an intervention, including key questions to consider and possible obstacles to conducting an evaluation. Finally, she will discuss examples of SPI evaluations which occurred in the Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles, CA; and Reno, NV SPI sites. Guest speakers from SPI sites will accompany Dr. Hipple to speak about their first-hand experiences in evaluation.
Prior to this webinar, SPI recommends reading "Assessing Responses to Problems: An Introductory Guide for Police Problem-Solvers", a guide from the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, available online:http://www.popcenter.org/tools/assessing_responses.
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