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  • The Three Strikes Law

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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

  • Michael Romano's Three Strikes

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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

  • 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

  • Problems With The Three Strikes Legislation

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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

  • Essay about Three Strikes Law

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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

  • Three Strike Law Case Study

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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

  • History And Purpose Of Three Strikes Laws

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    History/Purpose of Three Strikes Laws Since the policy was enacted in the early 1990s, three strikes laws have been one of the most controversial issues facing the American criminal justice system. In general, advocates believe that locking up criminals will protect society. Critics believe that three-strike policy can only be effective with offenders that are on their last strikes (Worrall, 2008). However, other critics explain how three-strike laws don’t significantly reduce crime because most

  • The Jones-Costa Bill: Three Strikes

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    With a three strikes law already being in place which had been signed early in the same year, this proposition would amend this law. The change that Reynolds and his supporters were seeking was that, “Unlike other states’ versions of Three Strikes, California’s version does not require the Third Strike to be violent or serious to qualify for a life sentence.” (Miles, Macallair, par. 2) For example, someone

  • Three Strikes and You’re Out Essay

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    debate over it. Specifically speaking, the Three Strikes and You’re Out Law. This one law has many people arguing for and against it. Statements from many saying that it is unjust and unfair, while others say that is what our society needs in order to keep this world safe from those career criminals. I strongly agree with the Three Strikes Law; although, the law should be altered in order for fit the different situations of individuals. Three Strikes and You’re Out is what you would think you

  • Impact Of The Three Strike Laws On The State Of California

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    The effectiveness of the three strike laws has been a major concern among researchers; it has sparked the attention of several indidviduals from the first piece of legislation passed in the United States. This paper considers the impact of three strikes law in the state of California; a states which have implemented this form of mandatory sentencing and known to have the strictest regulations regarding this law. It will addresses the effects of the law on the crime rate and prison populations.