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Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation

Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation

Select one of the components of the criminal justice system (law enforcement, courts, or corrections).


Write a 900 word to 1,100-word paper in which you evaluate past, present, and future trends of the criminal justice component you select.


Include current research data (qualitative and quantitative) in your evaluation.


Limit past trends to the post-World War II era.


Discuss the budgetary and managerial effects of future trends not only on the component you select, but also on the other components of the criminal justice system.


Include at least three peer reviewed or professional research sources.


Do not use a Textbook as a reference.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


NOTE: A “trend” is a general tendency or course of events and not a “history” of the component.  If asked about trends in the United States, we may evaluate population trends, political polarization trends, demographic trends, and social philosophy trends (for example) – but we would not offer a history of the United States.  Within this assignment, do not offer a history of police, courts, or corrections – such is not the purpose of this assignment.  Instead, evaluate specific trends within the selected component.  Our Knowledge Quiz offers practical examples of “trends.”

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