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The Three Strike Law

Throughout history, legislation (federal, state, and local) has tried numerous approaches to increase recidivism. In many circumstances, states such as California have imposed laws that impose mandatory punishment for "career criminals". For this reason, there are many who support and defend laws such as California's three strike law.

Define and discuss what the pros and cons of the threes strike laws are why many support this law.

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Throughout history, legislation (federal, state, and local) has tried numerous approaches to increase recidivism. In many circumstances, states such as California have imposed laws that impose mandatory punishment for "career criminals". For this reason, there are many who support and defend laws such as California's three strike law. Below we'll define and discuss what the pros and cons of the three strike laws.

The three strike law is defined as a law that requires offenders who have been convicted of criminal offenses on three occasions to be sentenced to life in prison (Marion and Oliver, p.381). The purpose of this law is to punish ...

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The three strike law is defined as a law that requires offenders who have been convicted of criminal offenses on three occasions to be sentenced to life in prison (Marion and Oliver, p.381). The purpose of this law is to punish those habitual offenders without any type of rehabilitation. Just as any other law, there are those that support and oppose it.....

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