April 23 - April 23, 2008 Chapter 6 of Haas Mark Mower;...

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April 23, 2008 Chapter 6 of Haas – Mark Mower; writes about where the US stands in terms of comparing nations in use of imprisonment; US rate is much higher than other comparable countries (western democratic societies); US prisoners serve longer sentences than any other western democracy; talks about why US is so high and looks at NYC; has high imprisonment rate led to reductions in crime? On exam: key program in Delaware Latest figures of international imprisonment Highest to lowest rates of countries December 2007 1. US – 757 per 100,000 people – imprisonment rate of state and federal prisons and people in jails 2. Russia – 627 per 100,000 people 3. Cuba – 531 per 100,000 people Next highest (considered reliable and valid) Spain – 150 per 100,000 (highest in Western Europe) Scotland – 148 per 100,000 Australia – 130 per 100,000 Netherlands – 117 per 100,000 – used to be among lowest in Europe Canada – 108 per 100,000
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course CRJU 203 taught by Professor Haas during the Spring '06 term at University of Delaware.

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April 23 - April 23, 2008 Chapter 6 of Haas Mark Mower;...

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