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Social Justice: Policing & Incarceration: Incarceration & Racial Justice

Getting Started

A great place to start research about incarceration is this Research Starter. Learning first about the context of prisons and the prison "industry" can give a researcher insight to better defined topics. We all know imprisonment has serious impact not only on the inmate, but on the family, community, and society as a whole. Use the resources on this page to begin your research. (Click here to learn what a research starter is.)

The video below highlights some of the issues related to mass incarceration. What questions does this video create for you?

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Incarceration Statistics

The infographic below is from one of our premium databases, Statista. In addition to this database take a look at the statistics tools found on the Searching Your Topic page of this guide. 

Infographic: Black Incarceration Rates Are Dropping in the U.S. | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista