Criminal Justice and the Policy Process / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
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.
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 ContentsPART 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.