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    Scenario: Your supervisor needs to be convinced of the need to make changes to a departmental policy in your agency and how these changes will affect the different actors involved in the policy-making process.
    I need help identifying a departmental policy and answering the following critical elements. Please provide cited references.

    Issue Presented: In a brief one-sentence question, summarize the importance of making changes to the departmental policy in your criminal justice agency and how these changes will affect the different actors involved in the policy-making process.
    2. Short Answer: Provide a short answer that summarizes the conclusion of the memorandum.
    3. Statement of Facts: Describe how implementing these departmental policy changes will result in more effective policy-making.
    4. Discussion: Briefly discuss at least one recent example of a departmental policy (from law enforcement, the courts, or corrections) that has effectively
    been revised to take into consideration the various policy actors involved.
    5. Conclusion: Provide a conclusion based on the research provided and the details gathered.
    6. Recommendations:
    a) Explain how the changes you are recommending to the departmental policy will affect other policy actors, including those in the other branches of the criminal justice system.
    b) Identify resistance to the recommended changes from other policy actors who may find the changes lead to potential conflicts with their own
    policies or agendas.
    c) In making your recommendations, include elements to your policy that, although not ideal for your department, will avoid conflicts with other policy actors and make a smoother delivery of criminal justice services in relation to the issue.

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    Issue Presented: In a brief one-sentence question, summarize the importance of making changes to the departmental policy in your criminal justice agency and how these changes will affect the different actors involved in the policy-making process.

    The importance of changing marijuana policy is that it re-appropriates scarce resources that police need toward actual crimes that are serious and violent. The previous policy has resulted in police resources being overtaxed and used to arrest nonviolent marijuana users. Therefore, changing this policy will impact various areas throughout the criminal justice system wherein police will have more resources for the arrest and investigation of violent criminals, which positively impacts the community, prison populations, and jails. It also would positively impact the court system as the courts are also overflowing with drug cases such as marijuana offenses.

    2. Short Answer: Provide a short answer that summarizes the conclusion of the memorandum.

    (You) must provide this based upon previous assistance, but the conclusion should focus on the savings in regard to resources, careers, productivity, etc. that would emerge from a change in ...

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    Marijuana legalization policy is examined.

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