Poverty and Incarceration: A State by State Correlational Analysis

Tracy Andrus, Prairie View A & M University

Throughout the last five decades poverty has been significantly related to high incarceration rates in every sector of the United States. This research explores factors which lead to poverty and how these factors correlate with delinquents and offenders in predisposing them to a greater extent to engage in crime and in crime and delinquency. This research explores the question of to what extent does poverty affect the crime rate.

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