100% Original Work.

Graduate Level Writing Required.

DUE: Saturday, October 31, 2020 by 5pm Eastern Standard Time.

Topic:  Austin, TX Police Budget cuts affecting public safety. 

Discuss:  What possible changes in public policy and the political process could have led to this decision? What may be the result?

Write a 1,300- 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.

Note: This assignment must not become a discussion on the advisability of one political position over another. Focus on how politics influence budgeting.


Include a minimum of 4 references from texts, articles, journals, local police or criminal policy, and  websites; only 2 may be websites. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Must Be Graduate Level Writing .