CJA 394 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Correctional Issues Paper
Instructions: Select one of the following topics:
- The federal government's decision to reduce or eliminate minimum mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenses
- The continued abolishment by individual states of the death penalty as a sentencing option
- The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to eliminate "life without the possibility of parole" as a sentencing option for juvenile offenders
- Court rulings that mandate reductions in prison populations Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper describing your selected issue and how it has evolved to its current status. Include the following in your paper:
- Explain how the issue will affect correctional populations.
- Identify how other policing agencies, courts, and society are affected by the current status of this issue. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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