Based on your readings for this week, compare and contrast a Block Grant and a
Categorical Grant. Evaluate which grant is most useful in terms of law
enforcement operations? Why?
Block grants, such as the Justice Assistance Grant
(JAG), are popular in law enforcement because they allow you to target specific
needs without limitations. Gist and the BJA explore the history of block grants
here: http://1.usa.gov/1CtIfvY . Often there is a category of a law enforcement
budget that could use a temporary boost, such as installing a surveillance
system, buying license plate readers, or the like. Categorical grants can help,
as well, but are more targeted.
kinds of technology do you think should be grant funded to keep up with current