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dc.contributor.advisorApps, Hannah J., 1955-
dc.contributor.authorVance, Joshua
dc.descriptionv, 46 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis Senior Individualized Project (SIP) explores the underlying causes of mass incarceration in the United States. The criminal justice system has created winners and losers in this new age of mass imprisonment. Since the 1970s, lawmakers have pushed legislation that punishes drug offenses harshly. Certain demographics have been targeted by the criminal justice system. Correctional facilities have also become costly to taxpayers. At the same time, circumstances surrounding mass imprisonment have created opportunities for corporations to benefit. However, the cost of correctional facilities and the immorality of these institutions has become a major issue and proactive reform is needed to change the United States' carceral state. The government must continue to reduce incarceration because they will save money on correctional spending and improve the democratic character of our society.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Economics and Business Senior Individualized Projects Collection
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dc.titleA Study on The Growth of Prisons and Economic Circumstances Surrounding Mass Incarceration in the United Statesen_US
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