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US Rates of Incarceration: A Global Perspective

@inproceedings{Hartney2006USRO,
  title={US Rates of Incarceration: A Global Perspective},
  author={Christopher J. Hartney},
  year={2006}
}
  • Christopher J. Hartney
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • This fact sheet makes simple side-by-side comparisons of the most reliable and current statistics from around the world to illuminate the extreme use of incarceration in the US. Explaining the reasons for this heavy reliance on imprisonment is outside the scope of this publication. Variations in legal defi nitions and statistical methods create limitations on the cross-national comparability of criminal justice data. Yet such comparisons remain powerful tools for gaining the perspective… CONTINUE READING

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