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Three Strikes Laws

  • By: Melissa A. Logue
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

In the past 15 years, the criminal justice system has undergone a movement to increase punishments for offenders. This increase reflects public demands for harsher sanctions for offenders and a shift in punitive philosophies as part of a movement to “get ...

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