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Monitoring and evaluation of criminal justice initiatives: A practice-based short course


Wednesday 10 November - Thursday 25 November 2021, 3.30pm-5.30pm

4 sessions - Check class timetable



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This Monitoring and Evaluation of Criminal Justice Initiatives short course focuses on providing you with practical training and guidance on monitoring and evaluation in criminal justice settings. You will be taught by experts from Birkbeck’s Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research and research and development NGO the Centre for Justice Innovation.

Many aspects of monitoring and evaluation are covered on this course, including:

  • what the processes entail and why they are important
  • methods of data collection and analysis
  • using and disseminating evaluation findings
  • critical approaches to monitoring and evaluation
  • how to build on monitoring and evaluation to support creativity and innovation in criminal justice practice.

Sharing and discussing experiences of monitoring and evaluation, you will gain insights, new ideas and develop confidence in your practice learning with other criminal justice practitioners working in differing settings.

The course is delivered via two interactive, online teaching sessions and follow-up online ‘clinics’. You will also benefit from access to a range of learning materials, including examples of evaluation reports, methodological and practice guidance, and pre-recorded short lectures.

This Monitoring and Evaluation of Criminal Justice Initiatives short course is particularly suitable for criminal justice practitioners in statutory and non-statutory agencies, including police officers and civilian staff, probation officers, Youth Offending Team workers, and staff and volunteers in criminal justice NGOs.

On completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Find out more about the work of the Centre for Justice Innovation and Birkbeck’s Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research.

This course is non-credit bearing, so carries no credit points.

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.