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    Effects of Three-Strike Laws and Modifications Between 1993 and 1995, 24 states and the federal government adopted some form of the three strikes law, which reduced judicial discretion practices and mandated severe incarceration periods to those who were convicted of three or more felonies (Peak, 2012). The rational of the three-strikes you are out law was an attempt to protect society and deter crime by targeting repeat offenders such as murders, rapists, and child molesters by locking them up

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    Three Strikes Initiative

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    Preventing Problems And Bettering Our Community The Three Strikes Initiative is a proposition that should be passed in this year’s ballot voting. If passed, the proposition would serve of good use to the country and its citizens. Not to mention that it could even soften or diminish the severity of the Three Strikes Law. The Three Strikes Initiative is a proposition that will discard or even overlook not so serious or violent felonies. And in doing so, it will provide rehabilitation programs, county

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    Some argue that this type of offense does not warrant a third strike and that offenders such as Mr. Anderson would be better served with drug counseling and job training. Michael Romano, a Three Strikes law specialist, said in the documentary “The Return,” “They need help, not a long prison time. Because if we can help them, think about who they can help.” (Docs & the Law Blog, 2016) After Kenneth Anderson was released from prison, he found it difficult to integrate back into society. He struggled

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    Three Strikes Law Essay

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    1994 California enacted the Three-Strikes and You're Out Law. This laws and other laws like it are currently being utilized today all around the Untied States. This law was first backed by victim's rights advocates in the state to target habitual offenders. The reason California holds the most importance on this law is due to the fact that it has the largest criminal justice system in America, and it has the most controversy surrounding this law in

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    Three Strikes Law 1 Running head: THREE STRIKES LAW The Three Strikes Law September 24, 2013 CJ526: Unit 2 Three Strikes Law 2 Three Strikes Law The Three Strikes Law has been a subject of much debate since its introduction as a regulation in 1993. The Three Strikes law was enacted in 1994 and is widely recognized as the harshest sentencing law in the United States. “The State of Texas was the first State to enact such a law in 1974

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    The Three-Strikes Law has three different components. Just like marriage, driving, and educational laws the Three-Strikes law has its own version in every state. Unfortunately California’s Three-Strikes law is causing the most controversy. The three parts in California’s law are the defendant’s record of prior convictions, the current charge and the minimum punishment the defendant is facing. A man or woman has to be convicted of two felonies and charged with another one before the Three-Strikes law

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    Problems with the Three Strikes Legislation Cornelius Morgan CRJ 125: Criminology (W04) November 15, 2015 Abstract: In 1994 Polly Klaas was kidnapped from a slumber party at her home in California and later murdered by Richard Allen Davis who already had 2 prior convictions for kidnapping on his record. The public was outraged that a repeat offender was able to attack again. Politicians catered to this outrage and sold the public on a bill that would repeat offenders off the streets

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    Maritza Maestas August 6, 2015 Soc 1101-105 Three Strike Rule The "three strike law" increases the prison sentence of an individual convicted of a felony who has been previously convicted of two or more felonies, and limits the offender to receive anything but a punishment of a life sentence. Twenty-six of the fifty states implement laws that meet the same criteria that would be considered as a " three strike" law. This law was designed to keep those more likely to commit another crime out of the

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    The three strikes law is a law that was originally proposed in California in 1994 from the state of Washington. This law was created under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. The purpose of three strike law is to convict prior felons who commit any new felonies to be sentenced to twice the term then what the original crime is usually served for. The main purpose of the three strikes law was also to increase the defendant’s sentence to prevent them from early release and committing

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    convicted of a felony who has one previous serious or violent felony conviction must be sentenced to twice the normal term. • An offender convicted of a felony who has two previous serious or violent felony convictions must be sentenced to either three times the normal term, or twenty-five years to life, whichever is greater • An offender convicted of a serious or violent felony, who has a previous conviction for any felony, cannot be awarded probation. • Unlike prior law, similar felony conviction

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