Unformatted text preview: entered, only a few thousand. As a nation, there are may flaws in our justice system. America makes up about 5% of the worlds population, however we house 25% of the worlds criminals. In total, we spend around $185 billion on our justice system each year. This includes fees we spend on things such as parole officers for released convicts, even up to 6 years after the initial release. That makes us spend more on prisons than transportation and education combined. The guest speaker was also a huge advocate of the “ban the box” initiative, which requires federal employment applications to remove the “have you ever been convicted of a crime” question. This lecture revealed many flaws in the American system, but was very interesting....
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course BLST 118 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.
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