Three Strikes revised Annqunette Williams March 18, 2013 I do support the proposed amendment to our Three Strikes Law, arguing that it will help protect the public from the small, hard core population of career criminals. I also think that it should be expanded the law has been the same for decades and, it hurt the people who are trying to change their life around but get caught in a bad situation. Proposition 184, the three strikes law, was imposed to sentence repeat criminals with harsher
Introduction to Criminal Justice Winter (January) term 2012 Assignment #1 Due Monday, February 6, 2012 Angel Machic Mejia The Three Strikes and you’re out law was enacted in 1994, intended to make the crime rates in California drop. The three strikes law is very effective California Felony crime is down 59%. Other states that have implemented a similar law are Texas, Washington, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, Louisiana, Georgia and many more. The law keeps people who are convicted of felonies from being convicted more than 3 times. After their 3rd conviction they are kept in prison for life.
The case then went to the Supreme Court. The case went to the Supreme Court under Chief justice Earl Warren in 1966 because it was dealing with issues that were being addressed. It took about three and a half months of deliberation where his conviction was overturned in a five to four decision. The majority opinion declared that criminals must be told their rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment, and any evidence obtained from them prior to hearing their rights will have been obtained illegally. This was a very controversial problem because people figured that other criminals would be let free due to courtroom technicalities.
Final: The Three Strikes Law In picking the topic of "Three Strikes Laws" and researching weather to expand it, preserve it as is, or abolish it is believed that an expanding with modification is in the best interest for the justice system and the people that repeatedly find themselves within it. Offenders with repeat offences, are costing the court system an extreme large amount of money each year on an already tight economy. With this being said, from the research that has been conduction for this paper it is felt that expansion with clear recommendation for Federal guideline to be established for all 50 states that it is to be only use in serious and or violent crimes. This is believe to be able to define the Three Strikes Law in a way
When dead and decomposed, we are still capable of being labeled by our monetary value. The more one’s life insurance is worth, the worthier one will be. Unfortunately, Willy Loman makes the discovery that his death holds more money than does his life. Despite Charley’s efforts at convincing Willy that “nobody’s worth nothin’ dead (98),” the salesman proceeds to end his life for the “$20,000 proposition (103).” While some readers may have frowned upon his actions, they are not far from our own. In an attempt to increase the value of their lifeless bodies, millions of people invest money every month into a life insurance policy.
Monday, January 14, 2008 Pros and Cons Three Strike Law Is the three-strikes law, which provides mandatory 25-to-life sentences for a third felony conviction, a good idea? In a Nutshell Yes No It provides a fix for a flawed justice system so that repeat offenders stay in prison. The law provides a very effective deterrent after the 2nd conviction. The media distorts the true effectiveness of the law by showing trivial cases (like someone stealing pizza) rather than the usual perpetrators. The law applies to 3 convictions, not 3 crimes (i.e.
The three strikes law was implemented in 1993, it was created to act as a strong deterrent as well as to identify and incarcerate habitual offenders by enforcing minimum sentence lengths. The advocates of the law propose that it keeps violent and serious criminals behind bars therefore reducing crime rate. Those opposed suggest it overfills our prisons with aging criminals that eventually hamstring our economy. Overall I believe the three strikes law does more good than harm, and Ill examine articles that go deeper into these matters. According to Eugene H. Methvin, a large portion of violent crime can be prevented with an effective strategy of identifying and incarcerating the individual, keeping him/her off the streets; saving society much
Rex was in trouble again for stealing two cars and received a three-year sentence to a Correctional Institution in Cottonwood, Idaho. Again while in prison Rex stayed out of trouble, but did not seek any help for his many problems. I think this is one of Rex Krebs major downfalls, because of what you taught us in class this semester, if you catch these problems early the better off you are at any kind of treatment. In 1987, after serving three years behind bars, Rex Krebs was released. His mother called him to see if he wanted to live with her and her new husband.
So, while politicians talk about the “desperate prison crisis”, we should think about where the actual desperation really lies. The problem is that we need to stop incarcerating vast amounts of non-violent offenders for 25 years to life. Non-violent criminals with minor offenses should not be dictated under the three-strike law. Even with this simple change in the three-strike law, our society would save more money funding other alternatives such as prime prevention strategies. These strategies include programs designed to reduce repeat victimization in domestic burglary, theft, and any other violence.
Every year our state has to spend a large sum of money on supervising marijuana because it is illegal. But once Proposition 19 is passed, those marijuana offenders and drug traffickers will be innocent. “The measure could result in savings to the state and local governments by reducing the number of marijuana offenders incarcerated in state prisons and county jails, as well as the number placed under county probation or state parole supervision”(Brown 14). This could save California millions of dollars annually.