Federal Versus State Policy Comparison

Federal Versus State Policy Comparison
Criminal Justice Policy Analysis/CJA464

September 3, 2013

The United States of America as a nation consists of 50 states. The American society has military bases all over the world. The United States of America has territories that are a part of our country in different places of the world also. In the 50 states each state has their own laws that the citizens must abide by. Each state has their own specific unique laws established individually for their state. In conjunction with those laws that exist over the people in their specific state there are also federal laws that govern the states as well as the people who live in them. People who live in the United States have two sets of laws that they must abide by.
These laws that govern the people are known as state laws and federal laws. In this paper we will attempt to identify the differences and similarities compare and contrast of federal and state government as it shows us the role in the implementation of criminal justice policy. We will try to address several aspects of policy for the development and implementation of those laws. The United States Constitution governs our nation. The Constitution provides the federal government the authority it needs to handle the nations international affairs as they deal with foreign policy, this enables the federal government to create and establish the national defense needs of the nation, and it also allows them the power to handle and deal with the issues which are currency related inside the nation. The federal government is superior to state government, and, because of this federal law will override state law.
The Fourteenth Amendment in the United States Constitution designates that the Bill of Rights valid in each state. According to the Constitution federal law is designated to govern items passed in legislation by the United States Congress. Federal law is meant to govern the executive decisions and orders made by...