Commonwealth Medicine, Health and Criminal Justice Program
Criminology and Criminal Justice | Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research
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.
mass incarceration, costs. crime. criminal justice reform, public health
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White, Julie, "The role of health care in criminal justice reform" (2018). Commonwealth Medicine Publications. 200.