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Evolutionary Psychology and Incarceration

Evolutionary Psychology and Incarceration

Evolutionary psychology and incarceration
Alina Simona Rusu


Literature in the field of criminal justice frequently places incarceration (i.e. the state of being confined in prison) in the context of the normative nature of human activities and institutions (Ward and Durrant, 2011). A recent analysis of incarceration systems at the international level (Mauer, 2017) points out that a nation's incarceration rate is often interpreted as the degree of civilization of that nation, as well as the degree of punitiveness the nation is willing to impose in the process of isolating specific members from the broader community (i.e. in the direction of public safety). While several forms and levels of imprisonment exist, incarceration is often considered the end ...

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