For your final project, you will develop a basic departmental policy recommendation to address a public need. You will analyze historical data and relevant state
or federal policies, apply relevant criminological theories, and evaluate the potential impact of the departmental policy on the general public.
Public policy can be defined as the decisions, actions, laws, and positions of both the state and federal government. A public policy issue is at the center of public
policy, and the state and federal government react to the issue and make decisions such as creating laws and regulations to help address the public policy issue.