Mass Incarceration

Question 1 (answer each question below; designate parts “a,” “b,” “c” in your answer)

(a) What were the prominent trends in American corrections from the 1960s to the present? (2 pages single space)

(b) On what theoretical, logical, or empirical grounds was a primarily deterrence-based response to crime in the 1980s and 1990s justified? (2 pages single space)

(c) On what theoretical, logical, or empirical grounds was a primarily deterrence-based response to crime in the 1980s and 1990s not justified? (2 pages single space)

Question 2 (answer each question below; designate parts “a,” “b,” “c” in your answer)

(a) What factors appear to affect public support for the death penalty?(2 pages single space)

(b) What kinds of research studies and measures distort our understanding of public opinion?(2 pages single space)

(c) How might a “balanced” justice approach to punishment (with an emphasis on retribution and other strategies for reducing recidivism and crime) be designed in a way that agrees with deterrence research and public opinion on the nuanced nature of public views? (2 pages single space)

**please use the uploaded material as work cited along with any other sources the write choose **
ebook: Cullen, Francis T., Cheryl L. Jonson, and Mary K. Stohr, editors. 2014. The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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