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Criminalization

The United States has a history of criminalizing certain groups of people. The traditions of stereotyping and racial profiling foster the criminalization of wide groups of people. Not only is the United States’ history steeped in criminalization, the attitude and action of criminalizing people still widely exists in this country today.

Below are some resources regarding criminalization of people in the United States.

African-Americans

Poverty

Mental Illness