We have become the largest penal colony in the world. Who would have thought that while we are busy policing the world, we would raise the largest population of criminals in the world? Are we the worse ever? Are we just the most punitive? Are we actually in the grip of forces which are dictated by the economics of criminalization? Is it far-fetched to believe that there is an unspoken alliance, conspiracy bias which is exercised every day by a self -perpetuating system of legislators making laws, police arresting people for breaking the laws, judges and prosecutors processing the laws/defendants, correctional companies/facilities housing the criminals and then probation and parole officers providing post incarceration monitoring?
I have seen far fewer dollars and jobs fiercely defended against rational economic forces so why should I exclude the probability that we are a criminal culture by economic design? It is a self-perpetuating sytem, not unlike industrial/military complexes. Look around you America. How does it feel to have created the largest collection of criminal in the history of mankind?