Efficacy of California's Three Strikes Legislation
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This paper is a survey of three articles that discuss the impact of California's Three Srikes legislation which sends criminals with multiple felony convictions to prison for effectively a life-sentence. The paper discusses how each of the articles asserts that the motive behind Three Strikes Legislation was more political than sociological and they argue for more sensible solutions to the problem of crime.
From the Paper:"Ryan S. King and Marc Mauer assert in their article regarding California's Three Strikes Legislation, that although the law was intended to target the most egregious repeat and violent offenders, that it actually is applied more often to non-violent offenders; contrary to the ostensible policy. Moreover they assert that this legislation is contributing to an increasingly aging prison system. The authors appear to have written their article in hopes of rehabilitating the California system, but also as a warning to other jurisdictions considering promulgating similar legislation."
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Efficacy of California's Three Strikes Legislation (2007, December 01) Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/efficacy-of-california-three-strikes-legislation-133591/
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