Economic Policy, Criminal Justice Policy or Education Policy

Public Policy Paragraphs

  • Students will need to review a news article related to public policy issue. Students have to examine the article and public policy issue and provide an interpretation of that issue by applying concepts in the chapter. (must be related to economic, education, or criminal justice policy).
  • Each submission should:
    • Be an article from a legitimate news source. The source can be from the US or another country. If you are not sure about the quality of the source, please email your instructor or graduate assistant. You can use multiple articles if you need additional information. You just need to note all articles used.
    • This should an article about the issue and related public policy. IT MUST BE ABOUT A PUBLIC POLICY RELATED TO GOVERNMENT ACTION.
    • Students must start with the source of the article including news source name, website of the article or database used, title and date of the article.
      • All of this should be at the top of the submission. I need to know where you found the article. You will receive a zero if it is not included.
  • The submission
    • must include at least 10 sentences including:
      • A topic sentence identifying the issue
      • Sentences summarizing the article focusing on the issue. Make sure to provide detail and explain the policy and issue.
      • Sentences applying terms in the book to the article. Make sure to give enough detail to make sure the grader knows you understand the connection.

 must be related to the focal areas listed below

• The grading criteria are as follows:

  • 1.5 point – clear and detailed understanding of the article and picking a related article to the focal area.
    • 1.5 point – utilizing and correctly applying terms from the textbook (Rinfret, Sara R. (Rose); Scheberle, Denise L.; Pautz, Michelle C. (Catherine). Public Policy (p. 124). SAGE Publications). (Some Glossary Terms: capitalist economy, 97 classical economic theory, 97 command or centrally planned economy, 97 debt, 109 deficit, 109 deflation, 99 depression 100 discretionary spending, 109 economic policy, 97 economy, 96 fiscal policy, 103 free market or laissez-faire economy, 97 gross domestic product (GDP), 98 hyperinflation, 99 inflation, 99 Keynesian economic theory, 98 mandatory spending, 109 monetary policy, 103 recession, 100 supply-side economic theory, 98 unemployment rate, 98 crime rate, 130 criminal justice, 128 criminology, 128 deterrence, 144 incarceration rate, 130 jurisdiction, 129 recidivism, 144 “three strikes”, 142 truth in sentencing, 142 Uniform Crime Reporting Program, 130 education policy, 155 elementary education, 172 property tax, 157 school choice, 161 secondary education, 156 voucher, 161).