Incarceration. Incarceration. Assessment. [Date]. [Comp

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INCARCERATIONAssessmentNameSubmitted toDate[DATE][COMPANY NAME][Company address]
IncarcerationIncarceration has been described as a penal system which emerged in the United States. We havebeen encountering a highly unequal incarceration system wherethe prisons and jails have beenseen in the poor communities. Secondly, the rates of incarceration are very high leading toastronomical criminal justice rate usually involved among the poor young men. Since the class,distinctions have been going on in the past from a long period. The social inequalities have beendepicted in society due to the social stratification. Veblen in his study has identified the leisureclass with the rich and the class distinctions have been observed strongly. This stratification hasenclosed the society into classes and confined it. The leisure class has not been identified withthe rich but there overlap substantial (Thorstein Veblen Theory Of The Leisure Class, 2016).Penal system has been influenced by the social and economic disadvantages and can be seen inthe family and economic lives of those who were formerly incarcerated. This social stratificationhas been produced by mass incarceration and has been endured for the given reasons: it iscumulative, invisible and intergenerational. The institutionalized population is usually seen to bepresent outside the official accounts of economic well-being. It has been seen that the prisonerscoming from the lowest rungs of the society have no measure of unemployment or poverty. Thishas led to underestimation of the disadvantage of the groups having high incarceration rate. Asthe social and economic penalties are seen to flow from the incarceration stating that inequalityis cumulative and is in fact increased for those coming from weaker economic opportunities. Asstated in the Theory of the Leisure Class, “A certain standard of wealth in the one case, and ofprowess on the other, is a necessary condition of reputability and anything more than thisnormal amount is meritorious.”Similarly, Karl Marx has also stated that “Capital is thereforenot only personal; it is a social power.”Furthermore, it has also been discussed that the people1
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