Evaluating a Community Service Learning Project
           Elaine Gunnison, Seattle University, WA
ABSTRACT  
This article describes results from the implementation of a community based action 
research service learning project in two criminology undergraduate courses at a 
Jesuit University whereby students researched crime in their communities and 
generated policy implications. Results from the analyses indicate that studentsí 
opinions about service learning in general improved. Students also reported that 
they gained a better understanding of how to research crime problems in their 
communities, gained a better awareness of crime problems in their communities, and 
better understood how to generate solutions to ameliorate these problems. 

Academic Exchange Quarterly   Summer 2008: Volume 12, Issue 2  
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