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Striking Out: The Crime Control Impact of "Three-Strikes" Laws

"The effectiveness of three-strikes is inconclusive. It can be concluded, however, that in some states three strikes will cost taxpayers significantly more money to build more prisons to house more three-strike offenders. 

Ultimately, three-strikes legislation and other quick-fix panaceas point out the futility of piecemeal approaches to achieving a safer society."  

Striking Out: The Crime Control Impact of "Three-Strikes" Laws

Keywords: media, public safety, research brief, state policy, three strikes

Posted in Publications, Sentencing

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