Rejection of Three Strikes Laws Argumentative Essay by ResearchRiter

Rejection of Three Strikes Laws
An argument against the three strikes law.
# 125518 | 750 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Law (Criminal) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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The paper presents an argument against Three Strikes Laws as costly, discriminatory and leading to overcrowding in prison without significantly reducing crime. The paper argues that such laws can actually increase violent crime.

From the Paper:

"The first three strikes and you're out law - which sends a thrice-convicted felon to jail for a long, and in some cases, life-long sentence, was a response to the kidnapping and murder of ...-year old Polly Klaas in California by Richard Allen Davis. Davis was a parolee released after serving eight of sixteen years for a similar crime, outrage over his actions led legislators and the public to call for strict sentencing for repeat offenders, a trend that has..."

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