By the end of the chapter, the student will be able to do the following:

  • Understand how the United States incarcerates more people than any other country without having a higher crime rate.
  • Explain how institutional racism permeates the criminal justice system.
  • Express how the high incarceration rates disproportionately impact communities and families of color.
  • Name and describe the economic and political drivers of high incarceration rates.
  • Explain how incarceration rates and experiences of women of color differ from men of color.