Policy Issue and Solution Paper: Draft Assignment Instructions
Overview This assignment will provide you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge developed through research to key topics that relate to the criminal justice field. This assignment will enable you to apply what you have learned in your course toward possible solutions to a policy issue that exists in the field of criminal justice. Research through this assignment will provide the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of a significant criminal justice policy issue and how it can be solved.
To successfully complete this assignment, please select a major criminal justice policy issue (excluding the death penalty, legalization of marijuana, or gun control) found in your research that can be applied to current issues in criminal justice. You may select minor policy issues, major policy issues, minor budget issues, major budget issues, equipment implementation, and any issue dealing with a policy proposal. Major sections of your paper should a Problem, Significance, and Solution section that are outlined with APA formatted section headings. Also, please note that 3 policy solutions should be provided. 3 choices: do nothing, incremental approach, and full implementation and each should have their own section headings. The solution section of the paper must have enough of an explanation of the solution so that an executive would be able to make an informed decision from your explanation. The solution must also have sub-themes with section headings. Some subthemes include impact to department, impact to external stakeholders, and impact to budget. While this is a draft assignment, it is expected to be a fully completed assignment that meets each of these assignment objectives. You will receive detailed feedback on this assignment that should be applied to your Policy Issue and Solution Paper: Final Assignment.
· The length of the assignment is required to be 12 to 15 pages.
· The page count does not include the title page, abstract, reference section, or any extra material.
· The format of this assignment must be in APA.
· A total of at least 12 citations are needed, in addition to the class textbooks and the Bible.
· Acceptable sources include the class textbooks, the Bible, and scholarly sources. A minimum of 8 references that are peer reviewed sources published within the last five years are needed.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.