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|The Legislature and Crime Control Policy >>>>>>>>>>The first issue to consider is that there is no single “crime control policy” for either the President or any governor. There are multiple policies on a variety of crime related issues, such as a gun policy, a drug policy or a corrections policy. Compare and contrast the overall crime policies of each office by considering their stance on these and other crime control issues.|
Crime control policy goes back to the founding principles laid out in the Constitution and the debate over federal versus state rights. In preparation for this discussion, you will compare and contrast the President’s policy on crime control with the crime control policies of Governors ((state of Maryland & the District of Columbia-D.C.)).
The Presidential policies on crime control are a bit easier to locate. A good place to start is the Whitehouse.gov webpage or any other legitimate website. Visit the congressional websites of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives for a wealth of information. There are a wide range of opinions on several crime control issues stemming from terrorism attacks (e.g., personal freedoms, surveillance, militarizing the police, etc.), response to school shootings (e.g., gun control, etc.), and gang and drug trafficking (e.g., Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, etc.).
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- Explain the key elements of your representative’s crime control policy.
- As you examine the Congressional policy process, how effective is your Senator or Representative’s policy on the overall state criminal justice system or one of the components?
- Are the state policies in alignment with the national policy? Support your claims with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your references with both in-text and APA citation.
Support your claims with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your references with both in-text and APA citations in the assignment.
The National Governor’s Association (NGA) is an excellent place to start your work on this discussion. The National Governors Association (NGA) “is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.” (Drug Policy, 2015)
The Presidential policies on crime control are a bit easier to locate. A good place to start is the Whitehouse.gov webpage. The President’s current policy on criminal justice reform can be found on this site. An excerpt from the President’s policy declaration:
“Over the past 25 years, the U.S. prison and jail population reached an all-time high and the number of people on probation and parole doubled. In 2009, nearly seven million people were under supervision of the state and Federal criminal justice systems. Nearly two million of these people were incarcerated, while the remaining five million were on probation or parole. Unfortunately, many people charged with drug-related crimes are often ill – afflicted with an underlying substance use disorder. Many of these people don’t need jail time. They need treatment, and they deserve a chance to recover and change their lives. That’s why this Administration is working to expand innovative programs like drug court annually that divert more than 100,000 non-violent offenders into treatment instead of prison. To achieve lasting criminal justice reform, we must continue to look for ways to turn “tough on crime” to “smart on crime.” (Drug Policy, 2015)
A Drug Policy for the 21st Century. (2015). Retrieved 2015, from https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/drugpolicyreform#section-presidents-plan
National Governors Association. (2011). Retrieved October 9, 2015, from http://www.nga.org/cms/about