University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Criminal Punishment and American Inequality

The U.S. prison population has expanded significantly over the last three decades. In this podcast, University of Minnesota sociologist Christopher Uggen talks about the links between crime, punishment, and inequality and discusses how the criminal justice system can mediate transitions in and out of poverty and adult social roles.


Court System, Incarceration, Inequality & Mobility, Justice System, Prisoner Reentry