Description and Rationale for Proposed M.S. Degree Training Program in Applied Social Research in Crime and Delinquency Programs

  • Larry Adams
  • Barry Tuchfeld
Part of the Nonprofit Management and Finance book series (NOMA)


During the past decade an increasing societal commitment has been made to various social action programs designed to ameliorate problems involving deviant and/or maladaptive behaviors. In particular, much public attention, monetary commitment, and professional effort have been directed toward agencies and programs dealing with individuals who have violated criminal and juvenile laws (cf., Miller, 1973). Efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of these social action programs have enhanced our knowledge of factors that contribute to problems of crime and delinquency. For certain, these activities have revealed many of the complexities of program operations. Nevertheless, Glaser (1973:182) has observed that

Evaluations too often are formulated in noncomparable terms, are reported in widely scattered publications, and consequently, provide only disconnected bits of knowledge that are noncumulative.


Training Program Evaluation Research Training Staff Field Placement Training Grant 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Erickson, William L., Richard Ferrigno, and Joe Harding (1976) “Evaluation Training: A Symposium on Conducting A Training Program in Sociological Evaluation Research.” Symposium presented at the meetings of the Midwestern Sociological Association, St. Louis.Google Scholar
  2. Franklin, Jack and Jean Thrasher (1976) An Introduction to Program Evaluation. New York: Wiley and Sons.Google Scholar
  3. Glaser, Daniel (1973) Routinizing Evaluation: Getting Feedback of Effectiveness of Crime and Delinquency Programs. Rockville: National Institute of Mental Health.Google Scholar
  4. Lazarsfeld, Paul and Jeffrey Reitz (1975) An Introduction to Applied Sociology. New York: Elsevier.Google Scholar
  5. Miller, Walter B. (1973). “Ideology and Criminal Justice Policy: Some Current Issues,” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 64, No. 2:141–162.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Moursund, Janet P. (1973) Evaluation. Monterey: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.Google Scholar
  7. O’Toole, Richard (ed.) (1971) The Organization, Management, and Tactics of Social Research. Cambridge: Schenkman.Google Scholar
  8. Rivlin, Alice and Michael P. Timpane (eds.) Ethical and Legal Issues of Social Experimentation. Washington: The Brookings Institution.Google Scholar
  9. Suchman, Edward A. (1971) “Action For What? A Critique of Evaluation Research” in O’Toole, R. (ed.), The Organization, Management, and Tactics of Social Research, Cambridge: Schenkman.Google Scholar
  10. Tripodi, Tony, Phillip Fellin, and Irwin Epstein (1971) Social Program Evaluation. Itasca: F. E. Peacock Publishers.Google Scholar
  11. Tuchfeld, Barry S. (1976) “Putting Sociology to Work: An Insider’s View,” The American Sociologist, II (November): 188-192.Google Scholar
  12. Webb, Eugene, Donald Campbell, Richard Schwartz, and Lee Sechrest (1966) Unobtrusive Measures: Nonreactive Research in the Social Sciences. Chicago: Rand McNally and Company.Google Scholar
  13. Weiss, Carol H. (1972) Evaluating Action Programs. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Inc.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry Adams
    • 1
  • Barry Tuchfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.Tuchfeld are faculty members in the Department of SociologyTexas Christian UniversityFort WorthUSA

Personalised recommendations