Public Policy

In the field, you will encounter policies that effect groups of people or even whole populations. It will be incumbent upon you to objectively evaluate these effects.

For this assignment, you will select a policy that lies at the center of your analysis in this course. The policy you choose will be the same policy through Week Six. Do not deviate from your chosen policy; you must use the same policy in subsequent assignments. Send me a copy of or a link to your chosen policy before proceeding with this assignment.

Select one of the following socially charged policies:
Economic and budgetary
Health care
Welfare and Social Security
Environmental and energy
Foreign policy and homeland security
Your supervisor has asked you to make a presentation to the task force examining the policy that you intend to analyze. You will work on this presentation throughout the course.

Prepare a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you critique the policy in terms of justice and security. The first slide needs to contain the title of your presentation. The title slide and reference slide do not county toward the overall slide count, The second slide should introduce the potential stakeholders. The rest of the slides should answer the following:

How did the policy develop in terms of Money, Message, and Momentum? (Three slides.)
How has the policy evolved since its inception?
What are some alternatives to this policy?
What is influencing the discussion around this policy?
What are the security issues associated with this policy?
Include comprehensive speaker notes. For help with speaker notes, consult the guide on how to create speaker notes from Microsoft®.

Format your presentation to ensure that the slide titles reflect the objective to which they are responding and only contain essential information. Slides should follow the objectives in the order as listed above. Slides should contain bullet notes that highlight your information but your speaker notes convey the details you would give if you were presenting. Include a slide with APA-formatted references.

Cite a minimum of two peer-reviewed or similar scholarly references beyond the course texts and associated learning activities to support your analysis. Scholarly sources are publications from professional organizations that are written by academics or other experts which contribute to knowledge in a particular field. Please review the document titled, “Unacceptable web sources,” found in the Course Resources section of the classroom. Your best sources for scholarly material are the university library or possibly Google Scholar.