Criminal Justice Policy Process Paper

Apr 15th, 2015
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Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that describes the criminal justice policy process. Include the following in your paper: •The key actors in the criminal justice policy process •The steps involved in the process •Suggestions you have to improve the process

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Criminal Justice Policy Process PaperNameClassDateProfessorCriminal Justice Policy Process Paper When a criminal issue emerges in society that needs to be addressed a criminal justice policy, or law will have to be created in order to address the crime problem. Criminal justice policies are designed to address a growing crime problem or to make changes in the criminal justice process in order to reduce crime or reform current practices. Just like with any other new policy in society, the criminal justice policy will require the stakeholder to follow the policy making process. Special interest groups and other members of society are responsible for the development of the criminal justice policy. In other words anyone can develop a criminal justice policy but in order for this policy to be successful in becoming law it must first travel through the policy making process. The criminal justice policy begins with an issue in society that is creating a social dysfunction (Garrison, 2009). The cause of dysfunction can be the result of many different factors but in order for the problem to be addressed a new criminal policy must be created. For example when violent offenders were being released from prison only to commit further violent crimes, Three Strike polices was enacted in California in order to address the problem. The repeat offender laws require the third time felon to serve a prison sentence of twenty five years to life. When creat

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