Incarceration rates/ Crime Rates, hi


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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.

Instructions for Writing Your Paper

Write a 2 page APA style paper. Only the body of the paper will count toward the word requirement (title page and references are in addition to the 2 pages)

In your paper, cite at least 2-3 references using the APA style guide format for in-text citation.

Only one reference may be found on the internet. The other references must be found in the University online library (this includes EBSCO Host and the Gale Criminal Justice Collection).

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School: University of Maryland




Incarceration Rates
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Incarceration rates

Mass incarceration refers to the extreme increase in incarcerated individuals in United
States’ prisons. Mass incarceration is a crisis that affects a large number of individuals,
especially African Americans and those of Latino origin. Most of these persons are usually
arrested for nonviolent, drug-related offenses. The role of the criminal justice system is to protect
the public from crime (Arment, 2011). Crime rates in the U.S. have fallen over the past two
decades, and mass incarceration is on the rise. The paper analyzes the underlying conflict about
whether or not mass incarceration is the answer to crime control.
Mass incarceration tears apart families and sinks them into poverty. It also takes away the
citizen’s right to vote. According to Madden, one out...

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