Adam Gopnik The Caging Of America Analysis

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Adam Gopnik uses his article “The Caging of America” to illuminate the problems that plague America’s justice and prison systems. Most of his article uses New York City’s history of violent crime in the sixties and seventies along with the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) use of social engineering since the nineties. I applaud the NYPD for reducing major crime without throwing everyone in prison, but Gopnik skips over an important facet of mass incarceration; recidivism.
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