Federal vs. State

Federal vs. State Policy Comparison
Charles Mathis
James McDemott

The government no matter if they are federal or state they have policies, it’s how they handle them that makes people wonder do they communicate with each other. When policies are thought up it is to better citizen’s life, but does the government at the federal and state levels really get the input of citizens, or communicate with citizens when new laws go into effect. In this paper I will compare and contrast the differences and similarities of federal and state government criminal justice policies. I will also address the aspects in development and implementation when making a policy.
There are four theories. Within those four theories they are punishment, deterrence, incapacitation and rehabilitation. Before the government can make a policy, the problem must exist for years and it has to call attention of the government. Example of this would be Illegal immigration has been going on for many years and after a while people considered it such a serious problem that it required increased government action. To compare and contrast; laws are written at both federal and state government. Even though both seem to be really easy to understand when looking at them, the federal policies written deals entirely with United States while policies written at the state level deals in the state the policy was written in. As we look at policies information on how these policies was developed and how they are implemented. Explanation will be giving on how offenders will be prosecuted, and how the level of court will prosecute and with depending on the severity of the crime will depend on the sentencing.
American citizens tolerate a certain level of crime before they become tired of the crime; however, it becomes an issue for policymakers to address when crime rises dramatically or is perceived to be rising dramatically. Specific events (violence, drug use) can place a pokily on the...