Criminal Justice and the Policy Process / Edition 1
Pub. Date:
Cengage Learning
Criminal Justice and the Policy Process / Edition 1

Criminal Justice and the Policy Process / Edition 1

by James G. Houston, William W. Parsons


Current price is , Original price is $82.95. You
Select a Purchase Option
  • purchase options


Criminal Justice and the Policy Process / Edition 1

This text acquaints the student with a framework for the analysis of criminal justice policy by distinguishing between policy, procedures, and rules. The student will cover how a formulation battle is lost; the art of policy implementation; and the importance and craft of policy evaluation. The main goal of this text is to equip students with the tools and knowledge necessary for the effective formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policy as it relates to crime and its etiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830414406
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Series: Criminal Justice Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

James G. Houston is Professor of Criminal Justice at Grand Valley State University. Phlilip B. Bridgmon is Chair and Associate Professor at the University of North Alabama. Bill Parsons is Professor and Chair of Political Science and Leadership Studies at St. Ambrose University.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO THE POLICY PROCESS. 1. Overview of Public Policy Analysis. PART TWO: MACRO-LEVEL CRIME POLICY ANALYSIS. 2. Influences on Criminal Justice Policy. 3. How Crime Policy is Made. 4. The Policy Cycle Applied to the Crime Issue. PART THREE: POLICY ANALYSIS AND THE PRACTITIONER. 5. Mission Statements and Policies and Procedures. 6. Planning and the Policy Process. 7. Tools for the Criminal Justice Policy Analyst. PART FOUR: OVERVIEW AND CONCLUSIONS. 8. Improving Crime Policy in Theory and in Practice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews