Select one of the following topics:
- Drug legislation
- Three-strikes sentencing
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper describing how each branch of the government participates in your selected policy.
Include information from the Criminal Justice Policy-Making Matrix in your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. You must use a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources that discuss criminal justice in the United States, none of which can be more than 10 years old. Law school reviews or bar journals are not considererd peer-reviewed. Additional references are highly recommended. If you do not know how to find or cite peer-reviewed sources, please see the information available in the Course Resources section. Fonts must be Arial or Times New Roman, 10pt or 12pt.
Criminal Justice Policy–Making Matrix
Complete the matrix by indicating how each branch of government participates in the criminal justice policy–making process at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Each answer must be at least 50 words in length.