JUS 445 Police Policy Implementation and Analysis

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JUS 445 Police Policy Implementation and Analysis


Utilizing the articles in the source materials for Topic 7:

“Hot Spot Policing: A Study of Place-Based Strategies for Crime Prevention” by Lazzati & Menichini from Southern Economic Journal, (2016)

“From Sound Bites to Sound Policy: Reclaiming the High Ground in Criminal Justice Policy-Making” by Thompson, from Fordham Urban Law Journal (2011).

“Privacy, Public Disclosure, Police Body Cameras: Policy Splits” by Fan, from Alabama Law Review (2016).

“What It’s Like Being a Cop Now” by Vick, from Time (2015).

“Body-Worn Police Cameras” by White and Coldren, from Public Management (2017).

“The Electronic Monitoring Paradigm: A Proposal for Transforming Criminal Justice in the USA” by Stuart from Laws (2015).

and conducting your own research, pick from one of the following three policy-related topics and explain how you would implement it most effectively for your own police department:

  • Mandatory wearing of body cameras on all police officers
  • Increased use of community outreach programs
  • Focusing police resources and patrol on high-crime “hot spots”

Acting as the police chief, create a policy proposal of 750-1,000 words by doing the following:

Create a policy proposal on the chosen topic above.

  • Explain how you would implement the policy.
  • Delineate why this policy is important.
  • Discuss how it could effectively reduce crime or improve community relations with police.
  • Explain how and when you would evaluate this policy to determine if it is effective or not, and if it producing unintended consequences.
  • Analyze how the implementation of this policy could affect the culture of the police department. What possible pitfalls or benefits may occur to the culture when implementing change to the police department?

Be sure to cite three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, government websites or those provided in Topic Materials.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide