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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 Dissemination Toolkit: The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
 The NRC report, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences, pulls together a growing body of scientific knowledge and analyses the causes of the historically unprecedented rise in the use of incarceration. It also examines the best available evidence on the effects of high incarceration rates and concludes that policymakers should reduce the nation’s reliance on incarceration and seek crime-control strategies that are more effective, with better public safety benefits and fewer unwanted consequences. Share the following resources to help expand the reach of the report.


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Illustration of the findings from the report

Watch committee chair Jeremy Travis give a brief overview of the report.

Archived Public Release Briefing (April 30, 2014)

Archived New Mexico Briefing (November, 2014)


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