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Catalyst 300 – Criminal Justice

Almost a third of global detainees are held without sentencing. The United States has the highest imprisoned population and prison population rates in the world (Institute for Criminal Policy Research, n.d.). Vulnerable populations including women, people of color, and LGBTQ are disproportionately affected by discriminatory laws, prosecution, and sentencing. Poor prison conditions including violence, lack of health care, and forced labor threaten human wellbeing. The goal of this challenge is to promote just criminal systems worldwide.

Librarian for Catalyst 300 - Criminal Justice

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Reference resources provide a starting point for your research projects, and Credo Reference provides hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and more in one place.

Credo direct link to topic pages: criminal justice, prison, imprisonment and detention, criminal, justice system (US)

Credo keyword search: prison conditions, criminal law, race and criminal justice, mandatory, minimum, gender and criminal justice, civil rights and criminal justice, racial profiling

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Ripon College Library Catalog

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Criminal justice, race and criminal justice, discrimination and criminal law, racial profiling, gender and criminal justice, mass incarceration

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