California's Crime Policy Way off Base
Regarding the opinion-page article " `Three Strikes': A Step Closer to Zero Tolerance of Crime," May 2: The author, a member of the California State Assembly and cosponsor of this state's "Three Strikes" legislation, presents a superficial justification.
By his own admission, criminal sentence enhancement is a serious constitutional issue when juveniles are convicted without having had the due process benefit of a jury trial. Moreover, contrary to his belief, society has merely become exasperated, not more tolerant of criminality. Nor are "liberals" blaming society for the commission of criminal acts. Observers are, however, endeavoring to direct national attention to the …
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Publication information: Article title: California's Crime Policy Way off Base. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: May 6, 1994. Page number: 24. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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