Is a sentence of life in prison for stealing $50 worth of videotapes constitutional? Be sure to give examples.
The solution provides a comprehensive discussion on the constitutionality of the 3-strikes law in relation to the gravity of the crime. Heinous, serious and petty crime is discussed as well as the impact and meaning of the 3-strikes law. References are listed for expansion/further research. Examples of cases are also included in the narrative. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.