Explain the process involved in formulating and developing a quality evaluation question.
Your evaluation proposal should assess the effectiveness of a program or policy, addressing a specific problem proposed or developed as a solution to a contemporary issue in your chosen area of specialization within the Criminal Justice field: Law Enforcement and Corrections Administration, Cybercrime and Technology, Forensic Science, or Homeland Security.
In your post, briefly describe three policies or programs you are considering as the subject, and explain the impact of any relevant political and ethical issues associated with the program evaluation. List the reasons you are considering each program. Explain political ramifications, both intended and inadvertent, of the programs or policies you have selected as possible topics. In addition, examine any potential ethical issues or dilemmas that could be a byproduct of the evaluation you are proposing for the program or policy. In your analysis, take into account such issues as the scope of the programs under consideration, practical and logistical issues affecting the proposed evaluation, and any theoretical orientation.
In your post, briefly describe the components of a good evaluation question. Explain the impact of political and ethical issues associated with program evaluation. Explain the process involved in formulating and developing a quality evaluation question. Identify pertinent components that good evaluation questions should contain. In addition, identify an appropriate topic for the Final Paper, and formulate a preliminary research evaluation question relevant to that assignment.