Watch PBS video Mass Incarceration (Links to an external site.) and write about your theory of why African-Americans are six times more likely to be sentenced to prison than any other group.
Next, read the article titled Are Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences Cost-Effective? (Links to an external site.) published by RAND in 1997 and write about your view on the merits of mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws.
This assignment needs to be a minimum of 3 pages in length.
1. Your assignment must be written in APA format (complete with headers, title page, abstract, and work cited- NOT to be counted towards your 3 page minimum)
2. Please double-space your work, and PROOF READ YOUR WORK.
3. While this is factual and opinion based, please be sure to write academically. In other words, do not write your paper saying “well you know how things are…” or “I would never be caught doing xyz…”. You’re writing an assignment for college. Please write like you are!
4. Please use the text(s) in order to support your position, as well as any additional scholarly readings.
5. If you are going to take information from a source, do your best to put that information in your own words. If you have to directly quote the author, you are required to make a connection between the information you are taking and how it applies to your analysis IN YOUR OWN WORDS.