Research and Policy Development Paper

Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper describing the importance of research as it relates to policy development within the field of criminal justice. Address each of the following in your paper:

  • Identify the purposes and types of policies within the field of criminal justice.
  • Describe the relationship between research and policy development. 
  • Provide examples of how research can assist policy-makers to inform their policy decisions.
  • Identify two examples of policies that were developed within the past 10 years that resulted from research within the field of criminal justice.

Include at least four peer-reviewed references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Field of study: 


Research and Policy Development

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