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Title: Research and the Development of Public Policy: The Case of Drugs and Violent Crime
Journal: Journal of Applied Sociology  Volume:7  Dated:(1990)  Pages:77-92
Author(s): J J Brownstein; P J Goldstein
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 87-IJ-CX-0046; 85-IJ-CX-0052; 2R01 DA401703
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article uses joint studies of homicide and drugs to illustrate how sociological knowledge can be converted into information that can be used in the development of new policy and program initiatives.
Abstract: The literature on policy analysis refers to several steps in the process: identification and definition of the problem, design and development of a policy and program to resolve the problem, implementation of the policy and program, evaluation of its consequences in terms of desired outcomes, and modification or replacement of the policy based on evaluation findings. Three subprocesses by which program and policy initiatives are generated include budget preparation, policy agenda presentation, and crisis response. This article demonstrates how data and data analyses from a series of studies on drugs and homicide have been and can used to identify problem areas and to develop policy or program initiatives through these three subprocesses. 3 notes and 45 references
Main Term(s): Drug Policy
Index Term(s): Drug related fatalities; Homicide; Policy analysis
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