"The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice" represents a solid understanding of public policy, then describes each of the various actors in the public policy process at the federal, state and local level. It then specifically applies the public policy concepts to crimial justice (police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) and presents a "real-world" case study to convey how all of these facets of the public policy process come together to create new crime policy in the United States. Presents the public policy material in a simplified manner - No need to have a grounding in the public policy field./Contains numerous boxes highlighting the material - Enhances the readability, emphasizes points with real work examples. An excellent tool for those looking to get into the crime policy field. The benefit being an understanding of how the public policy process works and who the various stakeholders are in the process of crafting crime policy in the United States.