After you have completed the readings and independent research, (explore the issue to see what the current status of any policies/programs/bills/pending legislation and see essay example in Week 1 Module for more instruction, write a short essay applying the five stages of policy-making to the issue of Sentencing.
The essay should include at least 400 words (not including name, course, references), using APA format, 12-point font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced. Cite at least one outside source from your independent research. Formal grammar and punctuation required. Proofread your work. Student’s own words only. Remember, Canvas has software which checks use of other sources. Please see the writing tips Module to further your success and for help with any formatting issues.