is the difference between crime
rates and incarceration rates?
1. Explain the trends in
property crime and violent crime rates between 1970 and 2000. Compare these
trends to incarceration rates. That differences do you see?
2. How do incarceration
rates in the United States compare to those of other developed countries?
3. Why does the author
argue that the United States is in the midst of an era of mass incarceration?