The Growth of Incarceration in the United States

incarcerationgrowth918For the past four decades, the United State’s incarceration rate has more than quadrupled, and The Committee on the Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration in the United States set out to determine why. Research was focused on the causes of this sharp rise and analyses of the social dynamics that contribute to it, creating both a substantial publication and shorter summary to detail the results of their findings.

Will this information be key in creating reforms that will lower the incarceration rate while helping to change its underlying social causes?

Read the summary, which includes a link to the full report, herearrow1