Criminal Justice Policy and Planning (3rd Edition) by Wayne N. Welsh, Philip W. Harris

By Wayne N. Welsh, Philip W. Harris

Acquaints readers with medical options and a seven-stage framework for reading felony justice difficulties and constructing suggestions. It explains the advantages of "planned change" utilizing quite a few case experiences to demonstrate appropriate making plans thoughts in addition to the pitfalls that may be kept away from by means of imposing such techniques.
* Chapters are improved with outlines, figures, tables, examples, dialogue questions and case studies.
* Appendix encompasses a seven-stage list for software and coverage planning.

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What kind of qualifications do they need, and what further training will be necessary? How much money is needed for staff salaries and training? Major activities for policy design include: • Define the target population of the policy. Which persons or groups are included, and which are not? For example, legislators in various states had to write specific requirements for inclusion and exclusion under new three-strikes laws. , felony vs. , violent vs. property) should be included? • Identify the responsible authority.

How big is the problem, where is it, who is affected by it, and so on? What evidence has been used to demonstrate a need for change? There is a widespread misconception that crime rates have been steadily rising in recent years, and that a larger and larger portion of serious crimes is committed by recidivating felons. Nowhere in state or federal three-strikes legislation can any evidence for such conclusions be found. In fact, crime rates decreased steadily after 1993, while recidivism rates remained remarkably stable.

What are the appropriate terms of incarceration? CHAPTER 1 • INTRODUCTION • Delineate the procedures that must be followed. Individuals responsible for implementing a specific set of rules must clearly understand the specific actions to be taken to ensure that the policy is carried out consistently. For example, three-strikes laws specify decisions regarding the charging, processing, and sentencing of repeat offenders. These might include the court’s procedures for notifying a suspect and his or her attorney that the suspect is about to be charged under three-strikes laws, including delivery of written notice and clearly specifying the suspect’s legal rights and options under the new law.

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