UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Health and Criminal Justice Program

Publication Date

2018-07-17

Document Type

Blog Post

Disciplines

Criminology and Criminal Justice | Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research

Abstract

Mass incarceration continues to be problem in United States with over 2.2 million people incarcerated, costing approximately $80 billion in taxes annually. As a result of the coalescence of social policy researchers, restorative justice policies, civil rights activists, and economists, there is recognition that incarceration is not a financially sustainable ‘solution’ to crime.

Keywords

mass incarceration, costs. crime. criminal justice reform, public health

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© 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Commonwealth Medicine Blog

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