Resource: When Politics Trumps Policy case study located within this week’s Learning Activities folder.
Complete the When Politics Trumps Policy case study.
Write a 256-word paper in which you answers the questions about the case study.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment.
Center for Writing Excellence
Reference and Citation Generator
Grammar and Writing Guides
Learning Team Toolkit
Copyright 2019 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.
II. When Politics Trumps Policy
For 2 years, you have been director of a prison system for adults in a medium-sized state. As a result of revenue shortfalls for several years, it has been a
constant struggle to keep a full labor force in your state’s 10 prisons and to lure professional staff members to work and live in the more rural areas where
they are located. During the past 6 months, however, you have managed to assemble a fine staff of wardens and other subordinates in the prisons and have
implemented a number of policies that provide for educational, vocational, and treatment opportunities, which have been gaining national attention for their
effectiveness. Recidivism has been reduced to 30 percent, and your policies are beginning to be accepted by staff and citizens alike. Running a “Take Back
the Streets” anticrime campaign, a politically inexperienced person (formerly a popular college quarterback playing at a state university) was recently elected
governor. The new governor has just sent you a letter stating in effect that your institution is not the “Ritz” and demanding that all “frivolous, namby-pamby
programs teaching the ABCs and where cons learn how to hammer nails” cease immediately. He asks for your written response, a plan for tightening
security, and the implementation of tougher inmate programs within 1 month.
Questions for Discussion
(this question will need to be answered. This is a section of a greater paper and will not need all aspects of a paper. No intro or conclusion.)
1. How would you respond? Would you just capitulate and end some or all of these programs? Explain your answer.