Policy Process in the Criminal Justice System Analytical Essay by Devann Murphy

Policy Process in the Criminal Justice System
A discussion on implementing changes in the criminal justice system.
# 147528 | 918 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published by on May 12, 2011 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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An effective criminal justice system is one that is comprised of skilled officers, efficient leaders, and useful policies. Existing policies are routinely reviewed and modified to ensure their appropriateness and legalities; however, additional policies are often needed. This paper examines a suggested policy initiative for New York State criminal justice system, the political process necessary to implement change, and the process by which a suggestion becomes a policy.

Suggested Modification to the New York State Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice Policy Process
Personnel Involved in Implementing Change

From the Paper:

"According to the New York State Humane Association (2010), the New York State Penal Law Article 195 subdivision 195.06 states it is unlawful to injure or kill a police dog while the canine is acting within the scope of his or her assigned duties under the command of a police or peace officer. Currently, this chargeable offense is a class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of one year of imprisonment, probation, $1,000 fine, and state mandated surcharges. However, within the criminal justice field, police dogs are often considered to be equal to their human partners, and the same bond and sense of protection is exhibited (Yager, 2010). As with their human partners, police dogs serve to selflessly partake in a dangerous job. Therefore, it is necessary to protect police dogs in a manner similar to those used to protect officers. However, the obvious differences between the protection of human police officers and canine police officers are noted."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Marion, N. and Oliver, W. (2006). The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice. Pearson Education.
  • New York State Humane Association. (2010). How to investigate animal cruelty in New York State. Retrieved August 13, 2010, from http://www.nyshumane.org/manual/manual HTML/Ch7NYS/NYSLaws_Art195.htm
  • Slack, B. (2010). The policy process. Retrieved August 15, 2010, from http://www. people. hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch9en/conc9en/ch9c2en.html
  • Yager, J. (2010). A nose for explosives. Hill 17 (58) 34. Retrieved August 13, 2010, from EBSCOhost database.

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