Here’s an article worth a read posted on Securitymagazine.com. Robert Nash Parker, sociology professor at University of California, Riverside, has argued that the “three-strikes law”, which imposes a minimum 25-year life sentence on some third felony convictions, has no effect in reducing the crime rate. Instead, the rate of alcohol consumption correlates with the rate of violent crime one to two years later. He suggests that policy designed to reduce overall alcohol consumption may be more effective at reducing violence than three-strikes.
Read the full article here:
Report says 3-Strikes Law is Not a Crime Deterrent – Is It Time For A Rethink?