Interconnection Social Problems

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The Interconnection of Social problems
I will be discussing the definition and the overlap of punishment, crime, and poverty. The definition of punishment is that it seeks to stop unacceptable, unwanted, and bothersome behaviors. (Hall PS. J. 2013)
The definition of race is a group of people perceived as a distinct group on the basis of similarities in physical appearance. (Korgen & Furst, 2012) The definition of poverty is the state of being extremely poor. The income level at which people are considered to be in poverty. (Korgen & Furst, 2012) Criminal Sanctions and victimization work to form a system of disadvantage that perpetuates stratification and poverty.
Victims of crime and offenders are more likely to be drawn from racial minorities
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(Wheelock and Uggen, 2006) This being said these uneducated felons are out on the streets trying to live and make some money to get by. Getting arrested over and over again. When people are repeat offenders it costs the government that much more…show more content…
I believe that the legal system need to respect all legal rights that are owed to anybody convicted to a crime regardless of race or how much money they have. We need to help those in need and provide better opportunities for them to be able to reenter society.

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