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Comparative Crime and Punishment Summer 2014 Universität Konstanz, D404. Professor Lisa L. Miller Rutgers University USA. Sources:. Slides 3 and 4: International Centre for Prison Studies – World Prison Brief http://www.prisonstudies.org/world-prison- brief

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comparative crime and punishment summer 2014 universit t konstanz d404

Comparative Crime and PunishmentSummer 2014Universität Konstanz, D404

Professor Lisa L. Miller

Rutgers University

USA

sources
Sources:

Slides 3 and 4: International Centre for Prison Studies – World Prison Brief

http://www.prisonstudies.org/world-prison-brief

Slides 5 and 6: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Crime Trends Tool

http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/Search/Crime/State/RunCrimeTrendsInOneVar.cfm

Slide 7: Homicide Trends in the U.S., race, age and gender, BJS

Slides 8-10: Vera Institute of Justice

other differences
Other differences:
  • Sentence length:
    • Netherlands: 98% are four years or less
      • 91% one year or less
    • Germany: 92% are less than two years
      • 75% one year or less
    • Average sentence length in US is 3.0 years
  • Drug offenders, youth and the mentally ill are rarely imprisoned in the Netherlands and Germany, in contrast to the U.S., where 15-20% (or more) imprisoned are drug offenders.
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