Chapter 3 of The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice addresses the Crime and Policy Dilemma for all levels of government. “People want government to act and deal with the problem of crime, but at the same time people do not want the actions of government to threaten or harm their interest” (Marion & Oliver, 2012, p. 84).
Initial Post: Examine a recent major criminal justice policy, and discuss what led to the establishment of the policy. Determine what the effects of the policy were on various interest groups and criminal justice operations. Has the public policy changed over time? Has the criminal justice policy been modified over the years? In your evaluation of the criminal justice system, were the arguments that led the change in the policy first addressed when the policy was originally implemented? Support your claims with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your references with both in-text and APA citation at the end of your post.