Three-Strikes You’re Out Laws

One of the most controversial laws perceived by many in our society is that of the three strikes you’re out law. The concept of the statutes is that if a person commits three felonies they’re automatically committed to a lifetime of imprisonment. Though the lawseems harsh to many, it’s been effective in nature.

What are the pros and cons of “three strikes you’re out” laws? Provide a specific case example where it has been successful and an example of when it has been unsuccessful.


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