One constant in society is change, and this applies to public policy as well. Public policy cannot remain stagnant. It must evolve and continue to address the changing needs of the society it seeks to serve. In this discussion, you are going to examine the evolution of public policy and, based on your analysis, predict trends for policy in the future. After reviewing the textbook readings for this module as well as the additional module resources related to recent changes in departmental policy, address the following in your initial post:
- What, in your mind, is the most significant public policy change in criminal justice today?
- What, in your mind, caused this change?
- Do you think that this change will continue into the future? Why?
When responding to your classmates’ posts, state in what ways you agree or disagree with their conclusions. If appropriate, challenge their positions and support your challenge with research, including citations from the course textbooks and any other additional resources you feel back you up.
To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric PDF document.