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During the past 30 years, the criminal justice system in the United States has meted out increasingly harsher punishments for offenders, so that today the U.S. imprisonment rate is the highest in the Western industrial world. Research by two University of Maine sociology professors suggests that racial prejudice against African-Americans is one of the underlying factors in the creation of public policies favoring crime control.
Ganiel, Gladys, "UMaine Professors Study the Link Between Racial Prejudice and the Punishment of Criminals" (2002). Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 285.
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