Three Strikes Law Research Paper

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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. Because of this law an average of 1,000,000 violent or serious crimes are prevented every 5 years and 10,000 Californians have been spared from becoming
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