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Why is America so Punitive? Options Menu: Forum

It is inarguable that the US has one of the highest incarceration rates when compared to rates in other countries. What’s more arguable is what accounts for this phenomenon. I’ve posted the results of a round table where the participants try to get after ‘Why is America so Punitive?”. Take a section and filter their ideas and reasons through those that you have and try to address how incarceration is related to our national perspective of social control.