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Public Policy Issues

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This course addresses the development and influence of public policy with respect to specific justice and security issues facing the American society.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    The Criminal Justice Policy Process

    • Describe the various ways public policies are used to remedy problems and their advantages and disadvantages.
    • Describe the steps involved in the public policy process.
    • Examine the role of ideology in the policy making process.

    Role of Government in the Policy-Making Process

    • Describe how the executive branches participate in the policy-making process.
    • Describe how the legislative branches participate in the policy-making process.
    • Describe how the judiciary branches participate in the policy-making process.
    • Compare and contrast federal, state, and local policy-making process.

    Policy Issues and the Police

    • Analyze the policy issues affecting the police.
    • Evaluate police policy issues that affect the public.
    • Describe the role and history of policing in our society.

    Other Actors in the Policy-Making Process

    • Discuss the role of bureaucracies in the policy-making process.
    • Describe how public opinion and the media participate in the policy-making process.
    • Analyze the role of interest groups.
    • Explain the impact of economic trends on criminal justice policies.

    Policy Issues, the Courts, and the Juvenile Justice System

    • Explain the role of the courts in policy-making.
    • Discuss the impact of sentencing policies.
    • Analyze the role of juvenile justice in the policy-making process.

    Policy Issues, Corrections, and Security

    • Discuss the issues facing correctional administrators.
    • Identify public policy challenges in corrections.
    • Evaluate the changing role of security in our society.
    • Analyze how public policy impacts private security.
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