External Forces on Policymaking There are many forces influential in policymaking. Policymaking within the criminal justice system is heavily impacted by public opinion. With varying public opinion on a specific issue, our criminal justice system has an ongoing challenge to establish a sound policy.
Discuss the ways policy is influenced by public opinion, as well as political, economic, legal, and ideological forces.
Prepare a post detailing the extent to which you believe each of these five forces should play a role in policy formulation.