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    Please do all six questions!
    1) Identify three different public policies and state whether advocates for or against the policy have been more effective using empirical scientific evidence or anecdotal evidence.
    2). Using either a local, state or federal policy to create one of each of the following (for a total of four arguments):
    - Normative argument
    - Positive argument
    - Anecdote argument
    - Evidence argument
    3). Evaluate one example of how conservatives use a label to describe a liberal policy position. What are the benefits and shortcomings of this label?
    Evaluate one example of how liberals use a label to describe a conservative policy position. What are the benefits and shortcomings of this label?
    4). Briefly describe a policy that matches one of the policy types (you should have as many policies as policy types). If a policy significantly overlaps with another type(s) then describe this as well.
    Using the Daily Journal of the United States and a policy of your choice, discuss any proposed and/or final rules, and presidential documents of the policy.
    5). Using a specific policy example, analyze the role ambiguity plays when there are conflicting policy goals. Make sure to consider both positive and negative arguments.
    6) Take a position on the following and provide support for your position from the debate over the USA PATRIOT Act described in the Chapter 8 case study. Do you agree that greater security must come with less freedom?
    Please provide references!

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    https://web.stanford.edu/class/e297c/poverty_prejudice/paradox/htele.html
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-a-grimes/the-bad-old-days-abortion_b_6324610.html

    1) Identify three different public policies and state whether advocates for or against the policy have been more effective using empirical scientific evidence or anecdotal evidence.

    The public policies that I will identify include the war on drugs, the use of capital punishment, and the legalization of abortion. In reference to the war on drugs, this policy has proven to be ineffective as numerous empirical scientific evidence has shown that instead of reducing the sale and consumption of drugs, the use of drugs and illicit drug sales have skyrocketed since the "war's" inception. In reference to the use of capital punishment to deter criminal behavior, anecdotal evidence has shown that there is no discernible drop in crime after executions are carried out, and in some cities, there is an increase in criminal behavior. Therefore, the argument that the death penalty is justified because it deters future crime has consistently been not been proven to adhere or fail to any scientific evidence that can justify this claim. Abortions have been legal since Roe v. Wade, and proponents of this ruling cite the fact that many women have been saved from death and life threatening conditions as a result of the removal of "backroom" abortions that routinely occurred prior to legalization. Scientific evidence does appear to verify that women who currently have legal access to legal abortions are at significantly less risk of dying or suffering life altering complications as a result of abortions than when these procedures were not legal.

    2). Using either a local, state or federal ...

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    Public Policy issues are examined. The expert identifies three different public policies and states whether advocates for or against the policy are effective using empirical scientific evidence or anecdotal evidence.

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