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Module Two Readings:


III.       Cost-Benefit Analysis


            1.         Gramlich, E. (2002) The Methodology of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

                                Vital Speeches of the Day, 69(3), 68-75.


            2.         Brown, D. (2004) Cost-Benefit Analysis in Criminal Law. California

                                Law Review,  92(2), 325-373.


            3.         Gutzwiller, F. (2002). Cost-Benefit Analysis of Heroin Maintenance                                 Treatment (Vol. 2, Mepna). Karger Publishers, Basel,     


                                                Note: Read pages 37-152


IV.       Performance Measurement


            9.         Brehm, J. & Gates, S.  (1993). Donut shops and speed traps:

                                Evaluating models of supervision on police behavior. American

                                Journal of Political Science, 37(2) 555-582.


            10.       Moore, M. & Braga A. (2004). Police performance measurement: a

                                normative framework. Criminal Justice Ethics, 23(1). 3-20.


            11.       Williams, J. (2002) Officer attitude surveys in community policing    

                                organizations: What are they really telling management? Policing

                                & Society, 12(1) 37-53.


            12.       Scott, J. (1998). Performance culture: the return of reactive policing.

                                Policing and Society, 8(3). 269-276. 


            13.       Girodo, M. (1991). Drug corruption in undercover agents: measuring

                                the risk.  Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 9(3). 361-371.


            14.       Engel, R. & Worden, R. (2003). Police officers attitudes, behavior

                                and supervisory influences: an analysis of problem solving.

                                Criminology, 41(1). 131-167


Module Two Specific Assignment:


Brown proposes that cost-benefit analysis can play a greater role in the criminal justice system.  Briefly outline cost-benefit analysis.  Secondly, some measurements of cost-benefit analysis are relatively straightforward, yet there are some less obvious difficulties with the methodology.  Identify and discuss the difficulties. 


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Module Two Final Project Assignment:


Using any feedback you received regarding your Module One submission, begin to construct your final project.  According to McArdle, the first step in a Needs Analysis is surveillance. 

A.         For this portion of the final project, use McArdles information as a guide

             to identify sources data and information that you will use in your final      


B.         It is possible that this closer look at the problem will change or clarify the

            problem you are addressing.

C.         Prepare a one-page report detailing your information sources and any

            modification to your problem.


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