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Criminal Justice Policy A definite course or method of action selected to guide and determine present and future decisions. A guide to action. Why are CJ policies necessary? Who influences the development of criminal justice policy? What is role of social science research? Evidence – based (pages 7-10 of text)
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Theories In simple terms a theory tries to explain why  things happen.  It should have three critical  components: Define key terms. Develop a conceptual framework that explains how  important factors  (variables) are interrelated. Provide a departure point for research and practical  application .
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If two variables are correlated, it simply means that they tend to move together in a positive or negative relationship. Example: The higher the number citizens that have CCW permits, the lower the crime rate. A correlation does not necessarily demonstrate the
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