You have by now read several chapters of Criminal Justice Policy Origins and Effectiveness and should have a clear understanding of the number of actors within the criminal justice arena that create policy, including those in the corrections, law enforcement, and the courts among others. Each actor shares some goals with the others, but some goals are unique to each actor.
In this discussion, we are going to examine the challenges that exist when multiple actors in the same criminal justice arena are all trying to create policy that necessarily impacts the other actors. First, review the chapter readings in Criminal Justice Policy Origins and Effectiveness from Modules 1 through 5, as well as the Marion video and Obama article from Module 3. Next, in your initial post:
In responding to your classmates’ posts, suggest practices that might avoid conflicting policies generated by multiple actors in the criminal justice arena all seeking to solve the same problem. Provide citations from the textbook readings as well as your classmates’ posts.
To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric PDF document.