US: how come the US has the largest prison -population on earth ? do you know ?
- robert2020Lv 61 month ago
We have a lot of repeat offenders. This is for several reasons.
*Weak drug laws. Making addiction easier.*As society that covets money. "Keep up with the Jones'".*A lot of guns. (Not against them myself )
*People in a lot of countries fear police beatings.
- 2 months ago
the reason why is because most Americans are stupid.
- PhilLv 52 months ago
Although China and India have far larger overall populations than the USA there are up to seven Americans for every Chinese person or Indian person to be put into prison.
Maybe the arrest rates are higher or maybe there is a higher percentage of criminals in the USA.
Bt far the largest demographic in US prisons is young black males.
Black males make up 6.5 percent of the US population but make up 37 percent of the US prison population.
- pattyLv 62 months ago
the usa has around 330 million people. of coarse it would seem they have more people in prison.
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- ZirpLv 73 months ago
Because too many americans believe that deterrence works or that crime is genetic
and that "making money" is always a good thing
- darkvelvetrainLv 73 months ago
I think recidivism is the primary determinant. Most of the prisons in the US do nothing to rehabilitate prisoners, instead assuming that they will re-offend and land right back in prison. It is part of the privatization of the US prison system - it is more profitable for inmates to commit more crimes and come right back in. Were I in a position of power, prison reform would be one of the first things I would tackle. I am certainly not saying that criminals should not be locked up and punished, I am saying that if we do and intend to let them back onto the streets, we should make sure they are less likely to hurt more people with their crimes.
- quatt47Lv 73 months ago
Because of it's stupid gun laws. Is it any wonder there are more murders in the USA than any other country?
- PearlLv 73 months ago
cause theres a lot of prisoners here for some reason
- AlexLv 73 months ago
Privatization of the prisons.
It makes money when the prisons are full.
- Anonymous3 months ago
1. do the crime 2. do the time. DO THE CRIME /DO THE TIME.