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The Policy Implications of Incarceration, sociology homework help

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The incarceration rate in the United States has seen a rapid increase in recent periods. As a result, the United States has the largest number of prisoners than any other nation. Our understanding of deviance and this increase in incarceration rates has significant policy implications. Respond to the following:

  • From a sociological perspective, what factors have contributed to this increase in incarceration?
  • What alternative forms of punishment could you suggest?
  • What can the United States do to address the increase in incarceration rates?
  • How might this affect how we understand or define criminal acts?
  • Introduce and discuss the policy (or policies) you discovered in your earlier research on crime and deviance in this unit.

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The incarceration rate has increased significantly in the past few years in the United States.
There are several factors that have contributed to this rapid increase. These factors include;


Mandatory minimum sentences-the Congress passed laws that subject some crimes to
mandatory minimum sentencing. Individuals who engage in crimes such as, drug
possession, gang and sex related crimes must be sentenced.



Prosecution of juveniles-for almost a century, the US justice system made a difference
between an adult and juvenile crime, stressing on counseling, rehabilitation and training
for those individuals who are regarded too young to be held responsible for their actions.
However, a dramatic increase in crime, especially violent crime among young people led
to support for treating j...

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