What is the role of a criminologist in the criminal justice policy making process?

What is the role of a criminologist in the criminal justice policy making process?Criminal justice policies are always a delicate balance between personal liberty and the desire to reduce crime. (1) Select and analyze an example of a criminal justice policy that comes in conflict with constitutional protections. What is the conflict? How should it be resolved? References: Barbour, Christine and Gerald C. Wright. Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, 7th edition. Washington: CQ Press, 2015. Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. 103rd Congress. Public Law 103-159. Dye, Thomas R. Understanding Public Policy, 14th edition. New York: Pearson, 2013. Gun Control Act of 1968. 90th Congress. Public Law 90-618. Rushefsky, Mark E. Public Policy in the United States, 5th edition. New York: ME Sharpe, 2013. Title 21 United States Code (USC) Controlled Substances Act. §812. Schedules of controlled substances. Sunday Morning – CBS News. “Mandatory minimum sentencing: Injustice served?”(transcriipt) www.cbs.com. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mandatory-minimum-sentencing-injustice-served/ (accessed September 2016).
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