Why is America So Punitive?
The Crime Report
March 24, 2016

“America’s views on punishment are rooted in its history of slavery and racism, and meaningful criminal justice reform will require learning from the past, concluded criminal justice experts at the end of  the first-ever Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Punitiveness in America.

“The report on the April 2015 discussion at John Jay College of Criminal Justice—which included remarks from 32 criminal justice experts based in the U.S. and overseas—was released today.”

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