Crime Control Incarceration Rates Analysis

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We are now in what some people call the Crime Control Era. Over the past several years, on average, arrests have gone up, prison populations have increased and crime has gone down. This doesn’t hold perfectly year to year but over an average of a few years it does. Does this mean that mass incarceration is the answer to crime control? Research this topic and provide statistics and analysis to show a clear picture of what is actually happening.

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Incarceration Rates
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Incarceration refers to a state of being confined in prison. Criminologists believed that
custodial punishment is more painful that noncustodial punishment. As a result, they believed that
it helps to change the behavioral patterns of an individual by showing that crime does not benefit
them since every time they engage in criminal activities, they risk being imprisoned. The criminal
justice department adopted the system, and it has been enforcing it for a very long time now. The
duration of incarceration varies with the seriousness of the crime so that the most serious crimes
such as murder bear sentences of incarceration for a lifetime.
Incarceration Rates and Crime Control
The incarceration rates have only been increasing over the years. In 2013, the incarceration
rate was at 716 people per 100,000 people. This rate rose to 0.71% ...

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