Now that you have conducted thorough research on your policy, you are expected to evaluate its effectiveness. First, you need to decide what would make the policy “effective.” How would you measure “effectiveness”? Then, using all of your available sources and referring to your literature review when appropriate, provide several defensible arguments for why this policy is or is not effective. This is not a place for uninformed opinion – you must use facts to defend your position. Presume that your reader has no prior knowledge of policy implications and it is your duty to make them an informed citizen. Once you have provided your reader with arguments for why the policy you have chosen is or is not effective, offer your recommendations for the future. If the policy is effective, should it continue to be used as it currently is, or should there be some changes? If so, what should those changes be? Should the policy be expanded to apply to other cases/states/jurisdictions/etc.? What might future researchers consider if they plan to re-evaluate the policy’s effectiveness? If the policy is not effective, how should it change? Why? Should it be completely eradicated or replaced with a new policy? What would that new policy look like and why would it be more effective?