Three Strikes and Youre Out: Vengeance as Social Policy
- Publish Date: 1996-08-07
- Binding: Paperback
Sentencing of repeat criminal offenders is the subject of continuous public debate. This volume explores the issues relating to the Three Strikes and Youre 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.