Reflective Journal: Policy Advocacy
1. Crime is a never-ending problem. Police departments, correctional institutions, and state and federal legislators are always advocating for new policies in criminal justice. In this course, you have explored many controversies in criminal justice and the time has come to develop and advocate a policy of your own.
Consider the topics explored in the course. Then, think about:
· Which topic resonated most with you?
· What ideas do you have for a policy that might help solve that controversy?
2. Some states have adopted “Three Strikes and You’re Out” Legislation. Supporters have argued that this type of tough legislation is needed for repeat offenders. Those against it have argued that it leads to prison overcrowding and is very expensive.
whether you are in favor of or against “Three Strikes.” Support your stance on why you are or are not in favor.
3. Consider your position on capital punishment.
whether you support capital punishment or whether capital punishment should be abolished. Support your stance on why or why not it should be abolished.