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Three-Strikes You're Out Laws

One of the most controversial laws perceived by many in our society is that of the three strikes you're out law. The concept of the statutes is that if a person commits three felonies they're automatically committed to a lifetime of imprisonment. Though the law seems harsh to many, it's been effective in nature.

What are the pros and cons of "three strikes you're out" laws? Provide a specific case example where it has been successful and an example of when it has been unsuccessful.

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One of the most controversial laws perceived by many in our society is that of the three strikes you're out law. The concept of the statutes is that if a person commits three felonies their automatically committed to a lifetime of imprisonment. Though the law seems harsh to many, it's been effective in nature by taking hardened criminals out of the community. However, like any law it still has its pro's and con's. Below we'll discuss the pros and cons of the three strikes you're out laws and provide a specific case example in regards to its success.

Those that oppose the three strikes law believe it's nothing more than burden on the tax payer. Because the law doesn't differentiate between ...

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