Professor of Criminal Justice and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Con to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"Across more than 30 studies, the collective evidence from evaluations with reasonably good scientific validity suggests that the core D.A.R.E. program does not prevent drug use in the short term, nor does it prevent drug use when students are ready to enter high school or college. Students who receive D.A.R.E. are indistinguishable from students who do not participate in the program. The basic question then becomes: How can we reconcile this state of knowledge with the reality of worldwide support for D.A.R.E.?...
The irony for the drug prevention field (and other fields as well) is that a program known to be ineffective receives millions of dollars in support, whereas programs known to be effective or promising are sidelined and remain unfunded."
"Just Say No to D.A.R.E.," Criminology & Public Policy, Nov. 29, 2007
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to substance abuse prevention programs. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to substance abuse prevention programs.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director, Center for Research in Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002-present
Professor of Criminal Justice and Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994-present
Former Director of Graduate Studies, Department Head, and Dean, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dean, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, State of University of New York (SUNY), 1999-2000
Department Head, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996-1999
Co-director and Co-founder, Institute for Public Safety Partnerships, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997-1998
Director, Center for Research in Law & Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989-1994
PhD, Social Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago, 1980
MA, Social Psychology, University of Waterloo, 1976
BA, Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, 1974
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