Prison Thesis Statement

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Nelbert Vitte’
Monroe College
Current Issues in the Criminal Justice System Thesis Statement

This research paper will focusing on incarcerated female inmates in the US prison system. Mainly the systemacy, environment and also the ills which is hindering its advancement of this sector of the criminal justice system. Also, diving into the diversity, political affiliations etc.

For centuries the general public have perceived that the deep horrors of the prison system only existed within the majority of incarcerated male inmates. However now due to recent investigations researchers are finding that this is not the case. For a lengthened period of time the female prison system have been given low attention in comparison to male inmates
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Between 19 77 and 2004, New Jersey’s female prison population grew by 717% with an average annual percent change of 8.8% per year. Throughout the period from 1977 to 2004, New Jersey’s female imprisonment rate was 33 female prisoners per 100,000 female residents. In 1977 there were 180 total female sentenced prisoners in New Jersey. In 2004 there were 1,470 total female sentenced prisoners in New Jersey.
• In 1977, there were an average of 26 male prisoners for every female prisoner; New Jersey 's 1977 ration was higher than average with 29 male prisoners for every female
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Approximately 40% of criminal convictions in the year 2000 related to incarceration of women were on the basis of illegal drugs relation and 34% were for other non-violent crimes such as burglary, larceny, and fraud. 18% of women in prison have been convicted because of violent conduct, and 7% for public order offenses such as drunk driving, liquor law violations and vagrancy.
Based on this vital information does this bring us to the conclusion that women are simply becoming more violent and bolder as time passes by even to the point that they surpass that of men? Surely I am of the view that women did not spontaneously decide to turn to a way of crime, as a matter of fact the majority of women in prison have experienced some form of physical or sexual abuse both related and unrelated to men.
• 1 in 3 women have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime
• 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime
• 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed
• 19% of domestic violence involves a
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