Mass Incarceration as a Public Health Issue
Would Approaching Mass Incarceration as a Public Health Issue Improve Health Outcomes for The Mentally Ill?
From a Future Nurse’s Prospective
May 5th, 2021
Origin of Injustice: Mass Incarceration
In this section you are going to give a brief history of your injustice. Not more than a paragraph. The writing style is formal and must have fluidity. You need a strong introductory sentence that describes what the section will be about but without vague/weak language and is not painted with too broad a brush. You also need transition sentences and summary sentences. Use credible sources in this part because you cannot make up information. The citations will go after the last sentence with information from that source. Each paragraph must have at least ONE in text citation otherwise this is plagiarism.
You should have several paragraphs to ensure organization of content and to help your reader follow your logic. You also need to write formally, meaning NO PERSONAL PRONOUNS (we, our, my or you). This is no place for personal opinions either so the word should or need, should not be used. Look at my full list of words and phrases in my Writing Style handout that make your writing juvenile (get/ing, a lot, huge, big, “when it comes to” to name a few). If you use them I will know you did not look at the videos and are not participating in class. NO QUOTATIONS either. Information needs to be paraphrased and cited correctly in your own words. This is also a form of plagiarism. The last sentence should transition into the causes.
War on Drugs
In this section you will discuss one specific causes to your injustice not a medical condition. This paper is not about your medical condition, it is about the injustice. Use evidence to back up your claim. There should be studies used here to back up your claim. All same writing rules apply.
If you have another specific cause to your injustice discuss it here and back it up with evidence. There should be studies used here to back up your claim. Last sentence needs to transition into the next section. All same writing rules apply. The next three sections can be in the order you choose to allow for smooth transition and fluidity in your paper.
If you have a third cause to your injustice include it here.
Money Power and Control: For-profit prisons
In this section you will find a specific organization or institution that benefits from your injustice and works to keep it in place. You will need to find different ways that they maintain power. Each of those tactics should have their own paragraphs. Use the site open secrets to find out how much this industry lobbies congress to protect their interests if you are dealing with American politics. You will need to find several sources to prove the point that this group of people do not want to allow change prevent progress. All the same writing rules apply for this section. Make sure to have a transition to the next section. The next section does not have to be legislation. The three middle sections can be put in the order you want.
Legislation: Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
In this section you will find a law or a bill that directly impacts your population regarding your injustice. Once you find one look it up on congress.gov. It has a summary of the actual bill and its history. You probably will not find studies about this section but it is possible depending on the discussion you want to have, want to include the specific information about the bill as well as its history and the people that proposed it. You need to have a smooth transition to the next section. Again, the three middle sections can be in the order you need them to be for fluidity.