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NCJ Number: 156965 Find in a Library
Title: Three Strikes: News and Reviews
Corporate Author: Campaign for an Effective Crime Policy
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: Campaign for an Effective Crime Policy
Washington, DC 20004
Sale Source: Campaign for an Effective Crime Policy
918 F Street, NW
Suite 505
Washington, DC 20004
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This compilation of articles examines provisions of Federal and State Three Strikes laws and the effectiveness of such laws in reducing violent crime.
Abstract: Several articles address Three Strikes laws in California, Washington, and other States in terms of their costs and benefits and impact on court caseloads. Other articles consider the effectiveness of Three Strikes laws, politics and crime control, costs associated with building more prisons to house Three Strikes offenders, mandatory life without parole for offenders convicted of a third violent felony, and the disproportionate effect of Three Strikes laws on blacks. Some articles question the effectiveness of Three Strikes laws in reducing crime and suggest that such laws do not address the real issue in crime control, to help individuals with violent tendencies before they commit crimes. References, figures, and photographs
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): California; Corrections costs; Corrections effectiveness; Cost effectiveness analysis; Cost/Benefit Analysis; Court case flow; Federal legislation; Federal regulations; Habitual offenders; Life sentences; Mandatory Sentencing; State laws; Violence prevention; Washington
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