The United States ' Criminal Justice System Essay

1014 Words Mar 4th, 2016 5 Pages
The United States seems to be a place where people all around the world think of safety and equality for all. Many people seem to believe that this country is free of inequality and war, but what many don 't know is that there is a war, against equality. The methods which this country uses to address criminals and violence don 't support the things which are said about this country. The criminal justice system in the U.S. is failing to apprehend the individuals which are actually breaking laws, not only this but it is becoming unjust. The U.S.’ criminal justice system is unjust and unethical because it is imprisoning people at rates higher than any other country in the world and giving them sentences more than double of what they should be, they are negatively affecting families and communities, and even specifically targeting people of color.
The United States has been attempting to crack down on crime by constantly putting more people in jail, however it 's as if they are focusing on the wrong types of crime. Like what Adam Liptak from New York Times stated in “Inmate Count in U.S. Dwarfs Other Nations” The article States, “The United States has, for instance, 2.3 million criminals behind bars, more than in any other nation, according to data maintained by the International Center for Prison Studies at King’s College London. China, which is four times more populous than the United States is a distant second, with 1.6 million people in prison.” It also states that,…

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