- Words: 636
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Criminal Justice
- Paper #: 23872442
S. during 2004 were actually at the lowest level in over three decades (U.S.).
Given the growing prison population, U.S. legal experts are urging policy-makers to reconsider current sentencing policies, in an effort to avoid expensive incarceration costs and to invest in more productive prevention and treatment approaches to crime (U.S.).
Many believe that prisons and incarceration have become the panacea for all of society's ills, and where once the U.S. looked