Describe the steps involved in the public policy process.
Examine the role of ideology in the policy-making process.
Identify key participants in the making of criminal justice policy.
Describe the history of criminal justice policy in America.
Identify goals of the criminal justice system.
Describe the various ways public policies are used to remedy problems and their advantages and disadvantages.
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 processes.
Other Actors in the Policy-Making Process
Examine 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.
Examine the impact of economic trends on criminal justice policies.
Policy Issues and the Police
Describe the role and history of policing in our society.
Analyze the policy issues affecting the police.
Evaluate police policy issues that affect the public.
Policy Issues, the Courts, and the Juvenile Justice System
Explain the role of the courts in policy making.
Examine the impact of sentencing policies.
Analyze the role of juvenile justice in the policy making process.
Policy Issues, Corrections, and Security
Examine the role and history of corrections in our society.
Analyze 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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