Document Type

Conceptual Paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Therthenia Lewis


This conceptual paper will examine the historical perspective, the scope, and impact of mass incarceration on Black men. This paper will also review how the mass incarceration of Black men has affected the Black family. The significance of this conceptual paper is to address the inequalities within the criminal justice system as it pertains to mass incarceration. This conceptual paper uses the Afrocentric Perspective to take a holistic approach to studying mass incarcerations impact on Black men. Social workers have a responsibility to serve these men in their rehabilitation and recovery back into society, the hope in using the knowledge gained from this research will be used to prevent, repair, and, reduce the amount of Black men being incarcerated in the United States.

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