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Incarceration Literature Review

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The incarceration of minority populations has always remained higher than non-minority populations throughout time. This literature review seeks to address the causes that are contributing to the increase in incarceration rates, and to answer the question of, how has history and social influences such as stereotypes, societal exclusion, and prejudices impacted minorities. The purpose of this literature review is to address the continued increase in higher incarceration rates, and to determine the causes of higher incarceration rates among minority groups. In doing so the review will follow, three common themes found among the research: (1) History and political, (2) societal acceptance of metanarratives perpetuated by politics, media and privileged
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