Todd Clear: Why America’s Mass Incarceration Experiment Failed

Todd Clear: Why America’s Mass Incarceration Experiment Failed

April 29, 2014 | by Todd Clear, PhD, NCCD Board Member | FRONTLINE

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In this article, NCCD Board Member Todd Clear, PhD, writes about the deleterious impact of the United States criminal justice system which has increasingly relied on incarceration in an attempt to reduce crime.

In this article, NCCD Board Member Todd Clear, PhD, writes about the deleterious impact of the United States criminal justice system which has increasingly relied on incarceration in an attempt to reduce crime. Clear details the sequence of events and political views that led the United States to its state of mass incarceration, and suggests that our current criminal justice system is not only harming communities, but may be increasing crime rates instead of decreasing them.