The War on Drugs, the Politics of Crime, and Mass Incarceration in the United States

Schoenfeld, Heather
April 2012
Journal of Gender, Race & Justice;Spring2012, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p315
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's view on drug crimes responsible for the increasing number of incarceration in the U.S. The author states that the war on drugs contributes to high rates of incarceration and emphasized that drug offenses are the only crime that consistently increased over the past decade. The author cites that felony convictions for drug offense comprise the 34 percent of felony convictions. The author also mentions that the drug cases represents half of the criminal caseload.


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