Three strikes and you're out: vengeance as public policy
Sentencing of repeat criminal offenders is the subject of continuous public debate. This volume explores the issues relating to the 'Three Strikes and You're Out' legislation in the United States.
Contributions include topics such as: local and national variations of habitual offenders, career criminals and recidivist statutes; the impact of `three strikes' on the police and the courts; street gangs, juveniles and female offenders; media issues; and white-collar crime. Historical, legal, economic and social issues are thoroughly covered and the conclusion offers directions for future research.
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Estimated Benefits and Costs of Californias
Effect on a Local Criminal Justice System
The Effect of Three Strikes and Youre Out
Street Gangs and Deterrence Legislation
Women Offenders and Three Strikes and Youre Out
A Base on Balls for WhiteCollar Criminals
About the Contributors