Many criminal justice programs are grounded in research.
Many criminal justice programs are grounded in research. A program manager in criminal justice who can read, interpret, and analyze research studies will be able to use critical research results to justify program proposals to their supervisors and stakeholders.
Review the research study results published in “Police Officers’ Best Friend?: An Exploratory Analysis of the Effect of Service Dogs on Perceived Organizational Support in Policing” from the University Library.
Discuss the following with the class:
How might a program manager in a police department apply the results of this research study to help police officers? What kind of program or initiative could they propose based on the results? Support your response with relevant details and/or examples.
Based on what you have learned in this course, what are some fundamental research statistics concepts a program manager should look for when reading a similar research study? Provide 1-2 examples. Provide rationale for your response.
Is it appropriate for a criminal justice professional to know who funded a research study? Why or why not?
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