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Topic 2 DQ 2 Compare and contrast the American and Norwegian incarceration systems. Distinguish at least three characteristics that are similar as well as distinct. Identify what is being done in each system to minimize the negative impacts on individuals lives, the community, and the larger issue of incarceration and its impact on society. Which characteristics seem to be the most effective. Answer: Hello class, The United States and Norwegian prison systems hold many difference with fewer similarities. They both focus on incarceration being rehabilitating as well as the incarceration rates due to the war on drugs. Some differences between the two prison systems is the United states has higher sentencing than Norway, the United States has a higher prison population as well as a higher rate of re-offenders. Due to the United States also heavily focusing on retribution within the prison system, many offenders have extreme difficulty reintegrating into society. Whereas Norway applies the principle of normality within
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