A Policy Brief presents a concise summary of information that can help readers understand and make decisions about government policies. Your policy brief should demonstrate upper-level academic writing. Everything in your policy brief should clearly and easily connect back to your criminal justice problem.
1. Executive Summary summarizes what you will write and puts it into context
2. Scope of the Problem
3. Existing Policy or Program
4. Theory-Based Policy Alternative
Use the UNC Writing Center's Policy Briefs page for more help and instructions on putting together your Policy Briefs.