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1

What concept was discredited and what did they replace it with?

The concept of rehabilitation. Replaced with the idea that criminals deserve punishment

2

What was introduced which meant that there was no possibility of parole?

Rigid sentencing

3

What has escalated in the USA?

Building of new prisons

4

What does the USA do more than any other modern nation?

Imprisons people

5

What was the 2008 prison population in the USA?

2 million

6

What type of bias is there in the prison population?

Racial

7

What % of African-American men made up the prison population? However what % of African American men represent the general population?

48%, 6%

8

What was over represented as a result of Reagan's war on drugs?

Drug offences

9

What % of drug offences did black male inmates make up? And black female inmates? And white defendants?

64% 71% 12%

10

What does the introduction of the 'supermax' prison cell emphasise?

A dis positional explanation of crime

11

What are people categorised as? Instead of looking at what?

Problem prisoners instead of looking at the context of the situation

12

What did Ronald Reagan's war on drugs in the 1980s lead to?

Political pressure to put more people behind bars

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