Three strikes and you're out: vengeance as public policy

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Sage Publications, 1996 - Law - 290 pages
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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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Contents

Estimated Benefits and Costs of Californias
53
Effect on a Local Criminal Justice System
90
The Effect of Three Strikes and Youre Out
135
Street Gangs and Deterrence Legislation
203
Women Offenders and Three Strikes and Youre Out
222
A Base on Balls for WhiteCollar Criminals
244
Future Implications
265
Index
278
About the Contributors
284
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