Developing Logic Models for Police-Community and Multi-Agency Partnerships

Dennis P. Rosenbaum, University of Illinois at Chicago

ABSTRACT
Police-community and multi-agency partnerships are not only difficult to implement, they are especially difficult to evaluate. This paper will explore some of the key issues and challenges facing researchers as they attempt to evaluate such collaborative arrangements. The theory and measurement of public safety partnerships will be examined, and efforts to clarify partnership definitions and concepts, improve process documentation, and strengthen impact evaluation designs will be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to the role of logic model development in current local and national partnership-based demonstration projects.

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