Criminal Justice Policies
Compare and contrast the presidentâ€™s crime control policy with crime control policy of governors and mayors. Is there consistency between policies at different levels of government? Did the crime control policy change based on the political party of the president, the governor, or the mayor? Marion and Oliver (2012) state, â€œThe presidentâ€™s agenda is but one aspect of the total government agenda, but it carries significant weight in the realm of moving policies from the systemic to the institutional agendaâ€ (p. 109). One of the key elements of the presidentâ€™s agenda is the crime control policy. Explain how the presidentâ€™s agenda influences crime control policy. As you examine the policy process, explain how the president used the constitutional and institutional powers of his office to focus attention on his crime control policy. Be specific, and use examples. Then, show the effect of the policy on the overall criminal justice system or one of its components. Support your claims with examples from materials and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your references with both in-text and APA citations at the end of your post.
Crime control policy goes back to the founding principles laid out in the Constitution and the debate over federal versus state rights. In preparation for this discussion, review the crime control policies and initiatives that your congressman, congresswoman, or senator supports (I live in Virginia). Visit the congressional websites of theUnited States Senate and the United States House of Representatives for a wealth of information. There are a wide range of opinions on several crime control issues stemming from terrorism attacks (e.g., personal freedoms, surveillance, militarizing the police, etc.), response to school shootings (e.g., gun control, etc.), and gang and drug trafficking (e.g., Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, etc.). Explain the key elements of your representativeâ€™s crime control policy. As you examine the Congressional policy process, how effective is your Senator or Representativeâ€™s policy on the overall state criminal justice system or one of the components? Are the state policies in alignment with the national policy? Support your claims with examples from materials and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your references with both in-text and APA citation at the end of your post.
Identify a scholarly journal article and prepare a summary of the journal article . When conducting your search, check the boxes for â€œscholarlyâ€ and â€œfull-textâ€ filters. The journal article you select must address specific criminal justice policy issues you intend to address in a future assignment. Identify your journal article, and prepare a draft of your journal article review. Your review must not be based on an abstract of the article.
You must attach an APA style draft of your Criminal Justice Policy Issue