Fall 2021 - CRIM 340 D100
Criminal Justice Policy Making and Policy Analysis (3)
Class Number: 3161
Delivery Method: In Person
Examines alternative approaches to developing and evaluating public policy in criminology through the use of case studies. Students with credit for CRIM 415 under this topic may not take this course for further credit.
At the conceptual level, the course will address alternative approaches to the policy analysis process including deciding “how to decide”, and frames of reference for considering outcomes (e.g., equity versus efficiency and security versus liberty). The course will also introduce analytical tools commonly used in evaluation and policy analysis. Students will learn how to properly define policy problems, identify evaluation criteria, devise alternative policy solutions, evaluate and predict the effects of these alternatives, and communicate practical advice to decisionmakers. Case studies in criminal justice policy will be used throughout the semester; examples may include mandatory minimum sentencing for drug offenders, "Three Strikes and You're Out" legislation, alternative sentencing programs such as restorative justice models, and school-based drug use prevention programs.
- Class participation 10%
- In-class quizzes 30%
- Paper prospectus 10%
- Group presentation 15%
- Final paper 35%
1. Eugene Bardach and Eric Patashnik. (2019). A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving. (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: CQ Press. ISBN 9781506368887
2. Custom courseware package available from SFU bookstore
3. Articles on reserve through the SFU library
4. Articles posted on the course’s Canvas page
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