This will be a 3- 4 page paper but cannot exceed 4 pages.
1. What explains the rapid expansion of the prison population in the United States over the last 30 years? (A) Begin by analyzing how neoliberalism has impacted the growth of the prison population. (B) Next, analyze how racialized conceptualizations of crime have contributed to the expansion of mass incarceration. (C) Finally, discuss the ways that neoliberalism and racism intersect to produce mass incarceration: What are the connections between them?
Be sure to answer all three sections (A, B, and C) and to support your arguments with references to the course readings. ( I will be uploading some readings from our course for you to refrence ) Sources: You must incorporate at least 5 of the assigned readings listed in the course syllabus into your analysis. All of the articles that we have read are acceptable. You are also welcome to use outside sources, but they will not count towards your five required sources.