Posted: December 20th, 2022
Budget analysts provide financial analysis to legislators, evaluate a program’s health, assess policy, and draft budget-related legislation.
STEP 1: Imagine you are a budget analyst for a state or local (municipal or county) criminal justice or security agency. Review the most recent budget for that agency. Provide an analysis for your agency director of revenue sources used to support agency operations and financial tools that will be helpful to the agency.
STEP 2: Search the state, county, or municipality website and find the most recent budget. Your chosen agency will be one of those listed in the respective budget. For example, if the chosen agency is the Cook County Sheriff in Illinois, search online for “Cook County Sheriff’s budget” or “Cook County budget.” Then search for “Cook County Sheriff” in the master budget.
Not all local governments post their budgets online. If you cannot find the budget for your chosen criminal justice or security agency, ask your instructor for assistance or select your state budget.
STEP 3: Identify and gather information to briefly describe your chosen criminal justice or security agency.
STEP 4: Write a 525- to 700-word analysis in which you:
STEP 5: Cite at least 2 outside references to support your assignment.
STEP 6: Format your assignment according to APA guidelines to include, at a minimum, the APA cover page, Introduction, level headers/titles for each required assignment discussion point, Conclusion, and Reference page.
Step 7: Run the paper through Safe Assign and ensure that Similarity Index is under 22%; double-check that all grammar and spelling are correct.
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