POLICE, THE COURTS, AND INCARCERATION - UNITED STATES

According to the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research, the United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the World; for every 100,000 people, 639 people are incarcerated - consider that the current population in the United States is 328.2 million. With the current events at hand, from policy brutality, to the increase of violence all around the country, there needs to be a reform to improve mental health, economic state, and education of all people, but what happens with those that are incarcerated? The information below will help you determine how history has influenced policies that we see today, and how we can improve the current situation, both for our police, community, and prisoners.

LEARNING RESOURCES

Introduction

Police Training

U.S. Criminal Justice System

Incarceration in the United States