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Incarceration has been serving as a punishment and sometimes prevention measure in terms of public and governmental reaction to conviction of various crimes. Due to its peculiarities it has proved its positive effects in terms of reconsideration of the criminals’ behavior,…
se it comprises numerous nations which are great in relation to the number of population, and there is a point of concern today that, for example, the Black is the nation which is the most subjected to criminal prosecution with the subsequent incarceration.
This paper will consider the phenomenon of incarceration in the US from the ethnic perspective in relation to three nations: the Black, the Hispanic and the non-Hispanic population. The point of concern here is also that men are considered to be criminals more often than women, and this sex will be an object of this paper study.
The consideration of the topic mentioned will be done by means of information analysis from the national data sources. This data will provide explanation of the fact of racial division of incarceration and prevalence of one category over the others. This information will also consider geography of the incarceration, that is, which states and cities have the biggest rates and which categories in these areas are the most incarcerated ones.
McDaniel et al. state that the Black men make the biggest part out of the 100,000 incarcerated men, making the quantity of the incarcerated 3023, whereas there are 1238 Hispanic men and only 478 White men incarcerated per the same quantity mentioned. (McDaniel et al., 2013). The authors also emphasize that the ratio of incarcerated men aged between 20 and 34 year, that is, relatively young and capable of performing labor activity and usual social roles, has increased since the year 1980 within all the three mentioned ethnic categories, as of the data of 2008. (McDaniel et al., 2013). In this regard, the point of concern is that this growth has become very significant: in 1980, the White incarcerated men made only 0,6 per cent, while the data of 2008 shows 1,8 per cent, that is, three times increase; the number of African American incarcerated men increased by 2 times – from 5,2 per cent in 1980 to 11,4 per cent in 2008; and the Hispanic male ...