The Growth of Incarceration in the United States:

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States:

Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014)

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464 pages | 6 x 9
978-0-309-29801-8

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Paperback
464 pages | 6 x 9
978-0-309-29801-8

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States:

Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014)

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Authors

Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration; Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ); Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE); National Research Council

Suggested Citation

National Research Council. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014.

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  • Infographic: The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
    In 2012, nearly 1 of every 100 American adults was in prison or jail. This infographic from the National Academies Press explores the causes and effects of the increasing rate of incarceration in the U.S., as outlined in the NRC report "The Growth of Incarceration in the United States".

Watch Video: Science Unscrambled Video
After decades of stability from the 1920s to the early 1970s, the rate of imprisonment in the United States more than quadrupled during the last four decades. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States examines research and analysis of the dramatic rise of incarceration rates and its affects. This video explores the main points of this report.


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