Policy Making


-Describe the issue as it is faced by both state and local policymakers, including the influence of
lobbyists and public interest groups. -Explain how the issue is currently being addressed in different
states across the country. -Identify and explain the moral and ethical arguments on both sides of the
issue in an unbiased manner, as well as safety concerns expressed by law enforcement and child
protective services. -Discuss how public sector morals and ethics vary among demographic locally,
statewide, and across the country. Propose a solution to this issue that you in the role of policymaker
would be willing to defend publicly and explain your decision-making process.