Discussion Question B
Discussion 2: Criminal Justice Policy
As a policy maker it is important to understand your role in relation to the state of criminal justice affairs, the civilian population, and budgetary issues. How do these inform decision making about U.S. CRJS system policy? When examining the criminal justice policy institutes via a quick web search, how do they seem to be disseminating information and effecting policy? What are potential benefits and criticisms of their approaches?
For this Discussion, you identify existing criminal justice policy institutes or agencies. Consider how they impact policy.
Identify two U.S. criminal justice system policy development agencies, and explain how they relay information to policy makers. Explain how their actions directly affect policies. Explain possible challenges these agencies face when getting involved in the criminal justice policy discussion. Critically evaluate the cost-benefit of the agencies’ approaches to policy implementation and changes.
Discussion 1: Communicating Correctional Policy Implications
This week, you communicate the correctional policy implications put forth in this class to another person. To do so, you will have …