Law enforcement public safety program that has recently undergone a significant budgetary change.
For example, suppose a state cut funding for a domestic violence program for law enforcement. What possible changes in public policy and the political process could have led to this decision? What may be the result?
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper about how the political process and changing public policy at the federal, state, and municipal levels influence budgeting. Include details on how the change came about and its effect on the resulting program. Ensure you:
- Identify political, economic, social, and cultural influences that caused the change in the budget.
- Identify the interaction among the federal, state, and municipal levels with regard to your selected program.
- Specify the limits of the agency budget office and how they may try to compensate for those limits.
- Identify some strategies and agencies politicians might use to justify increasing or decreasing the budget for the program you selected.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Note: This assignment must not become a discussion on the advisability of one political position over another. Keep your discussions focused on how politics influence budgeting.