Decriminalization of Marijuana and how it impacts incarceration rates

Title

Decriminalization of Marijuana and how it impacts incarceration rates

Authors

Presenter(s)

Alexander J. Roberts

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Description

My research project looks at the decriminalization of marijuana and how it impacts incarceration rates. My belief is that the incarceration rates will decrease due to the decriminalization of marijuana and less people being incarcerated for marijuana offenses. I have chosen to look at ten different states where the policy has gone into effect and those states are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Although I believe that the decriminalization of marijuana plays a major role in the decrease of incarceration rates, I cannot say that this is the main reason.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Martha Hurley, Grant W. Neeley

Primary Advisor's Department

Criminal Justice Studies

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

Decriminalization of Marijuana and how it impacts incarceration rates

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