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Punishment and democracy : three strikes and you're out in California

Author: Franklin E Zimring; Gordon Hawkins; Sam Kamin
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Studies in crime and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an analysis of the politics and impact of 'get tough' criminal sentencing legislation. This work examines the origins of the law in California, compares it to other laws, and analyses large  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin E Zimring; Gordon Hawkins; Sam Kamin
ISBN: 0195171179 9780195171174
OCLC Number: 52991522
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 256 pages.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Origins and structure --
Three Strikes comes to California --
The largest penal experiment in American history --
Part II: The study --
Building a research design --
The role of recidivists in urban California crime --
The impact of Three Strikes on criminal punishment --
Three Strikes as crime control --
Part III: Impacts --
The jurisprudence of imprisonment in California --
Living with Three Strikes: courts, corrections, and the political process --
Part IV: Implications --
The changing politics of criminal punishment --
Democracy and the governance of criminal punishment --
Legacies and lessons.
Series Title: Studies in crime and public policy.
Responsibility: Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins, and Sam Kamin.

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"Reading this book should be penance and a must read for California Governors and legislators, past and present, who helped make this ill-conceived law a reality. [It] should be helpful to public Read more...

 
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