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Jeanne's Notes on Exercise 5: Measuring Crime Prevention Effectiveness
Sample E-Mail Answers to Exercise 5: Measuring Crime Prevention Effectiveness
Find a sentence in Sherman's Thinking About Crime Prevention" that tells you the overall approach of the University of Maryland in this study of what works in crime prevention, "positivism" or "postmodernism"? Cut and paste the sentence. Then tell us briefly which details led you to this conclusion.
Here's one sentence you might have chosen:
"The logical starting point for assessing the current and potential impact of federal programs is the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of crime prevention practices in each institutional setting."
The term, "scientific evidence" suggests that the approach taken was a positivistic, not a critical or postmodern one.
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