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The Three Strikes Law in California: The Ballot Initiative Case Solution & Answer

In November 1994, California voters were presented with a bill on a measure proposed “three strikes”, that would impose severe penalties for repeat offenders. Under the terms of Proposition 184, offenders with one or two violent or serious crimes on their records would get much longer for crimes-in second or third crime for a third “strike” a term of 25 years as the sentences life, on the other hand, these repeated crimes need not be violent or serious to be considered a strike. Although California already had three strikes law on its books, an initiative approved by voters, it would be difficult for future legislators to handle difficult provisions of the draft law. This case consists of three parts. The first presents under the California Three Strikes law, then the supporters and opponents of the ballot measure are briefly described, and the arguments presented on each side. Number HKS case 1908.0
by
Esther Scott,
John D. Donahue
7 pages.
Release Date: November 3, 2009. Prod #: HKS112-PDF-ENG
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