Decriminalization of Marijuana and how it impacts incarceration rates
Alexander J. Roberts
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.
Martha Hurley, Grant W. Neeley
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice Studies
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
"Decriminalization of Marijuana and how it impacts incarceration rates" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2177.