Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper describing the importance of research as it relates to policy development within the field of criminal justice. Address each of the following:
- Identify the purposes and types of policies within the field of criminal justice.
- Describe the relationship between research and policy development.
- Provide examples of how research can assist policy makers by informing their policy decisions.
- Identify two examples of policies that were developed within the past 10 years that resulted from research within the field of criminal justice.
Include at least four peer-reviewed references.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.