Juvenile Detention: Top Down and Bottom Up Decisions

Juvenile Detention: Top Down and Bottom Up Decisions

There are two approaches to goal setting—a top-down and a bottom-up approach. With which of the two approaches do you agree? Why? Is it possible to have a middle-of-the-road approach that is a combination of both approaches? Would a middle-of-the-road approach be beneficial? Why and how? Read the following case study from, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning by Wayne N. Welsh and Philip W. Harris: 2-1: Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Goal Setting: Responding to Negative Information about Conditions of Juvenile Confinement With reference to the case study, answer the following questions: Was the original goal setting approach used in the case top-down or bottom-up? How? Why did Performance-based Standards (PbS) face resistance? How did PbS address the resistance faced? use references cite sources

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