Striking Out: California’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” Law Has Not Reduced Violent Crime: A 2011 Update
| Cataloged on:
Jun. 23, 2011
ANNOTATION: This update determines how effective California’s “Three Strikes” law is. “Both direct county comparisons and statewide correlational analysis shows the 1994 “Three Strikes” law has had no demonstrable effect on crime levels or trends” (p. 2). This at a cost in the tens of billions of dollars when the state budget is stretched to its limit.