Corrections and Rehabilitation

This is a two Part assignment, First part is needed in 24 Hours, Second part is need by deadline

Part 1

Primary Task Response: Your first task is to post your own Key Assignment Outline to the discussion area so that other students are able to review your plan. (400-600 words ) Use the 7 step process outlined in the MUSE link CHDS Policy Options Analysis (https://www.chds.us/coursefiles/NS4081/lectures/me… ). Include the 7 steps in your Outline. Attach your document to the main discussion post, and include a 2-3 sentence description of each major section and several proposed references. The purpose of this assignment is to help improve the quality of the Key Assignment Draft you will complete next week.

(key assignment details )The state ( Maryland) legislature recognizes the need to focus efforts and resources on young offenders so that they do not continue to commit delinquent acts and perhaps transition to adult criminals, which would cost taxpayers even more. Acting as a state policy analyst and building on the annotated bibliography and literature review you have completed, propose 2 policy alternatives to combat juvenile delinquency.

Your readings in the course have exposed you to many of the key topics in criminal justice while showing you the importance of research and theories to the development of sound policies. You have seen how the writing in the text and other sources is not mere opinion or unsupported assertions. Rather, the work is built upon existing knowledge and contemporary studies.

As you consider how to advise the legislature on how to address juvenile delinquency in your state, you must rely on factual information and utilize a theoretical foundation. Delinquency, as well as other deviance, results from a variety of factors explained through various theoretical perspectives. One or more theories may draw your attention as instructive about the issues surrounding juvenile delinquency. Have these theories been supported by

  1. Define the Problem
  2. Construct Alternative Solutions
  3. Criteria for Judging Success of Proposed Solutions
  4. Projected outcomes for alternative Solutions
  5. Analyze Trade-Offs for Solutions
  6. Choose Best Solutions
  7. Explain Recommendations.

Part 2

Assignment Guidelines

You are a policy analyst in the legislative affairs office of your state legislature ( Maryland ). The criminal justice committee of the legislature has requested recommendations about how to address juvenile delinquency in the state. You must conduct research and assemble 2 possible policy initiatives in your proposal. Use the 7 step process outlined in the MUSE link, CHDS Policy Options Analysis. Include the 7 steps in your proposal.

  1. Define the Problem
  2. Construct Alternative Solutions
  3. Criteria for Judging Success of Proposed Solutions
  4. Projected outcomes for alternative Solutions
  5. Analyze Trade-Offs for Solutions
  6. Choose Best Solutions
  7. Explain Recommendations.

Address the following in 3–4 pages:

  • Prepare a professional policy memo to the criminal justice committee outlining the actions to be taken, funding sources, and implementation challenges that may arise for each alternative.
    • Compare and contrast the two policy recommendations.
  • How would you evaluate whether either policy was successful after it was implemented?
  • How will you utilize your research from the first 3 weeks? Explain.

Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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