Unjust Sentencing and the California Three Strikes Law

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LFB Scholarly Pub., 2005 - Law - 286 pages
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Hughes seeks to understand how, within a youth gang context, factors and processes operating at the micro-social level contribute to the occurrence of disputes and impact the decision made by disputants to engage in violence or to back down.Hughes analyzes the occurrence and resolution of dispute-related incidents involving black and white youth street gangs in Chicago. Quantitative analysis involves assessing situational variables suggested by the literature as relevant to the occurrence of violence. When possible, interaction sequences also are examined. Qualitative analysis emphasizes themes related to the conditions under which disputes are likely to emerge and either escalate into violence or be "squashed." The result is a conceptual scheme that is useful for understanding how factors and processes operating at the micro-social level contribute to the occurrence of disputes and impact the decision to engage in violence or to back down.

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This heap of trash which passes as literature is simply an abomination to the human mind. He is dreadfully uncouth in his argument, blatantly shaming his opponents. His boorish attitude has caused me to rate this book a measly 1 star.

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This book is one of the greatest pieces of literature I have ever laid eyes upon. His compelling argument convinced me of his position on the issue. I would definitely rate it more than 5 stars if i could

Contents

Introduction
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The Passage of AB971
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The Social Construction of Common Criminals in the U S
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Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Lorine A. Hughes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at Washington State University. Her research interests include youth gangs, sex offenders, and computer crime.

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