CJ FINAL REVIEW - Three-Strikes Laws 3 strikes and youre...

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Three-Strikes Laws- 3 strikes and you’re out; 3 felonies and you must do a life sentence(Federal Crime Act of 1994) Preremptory challenges – the dismissal of a potential juror by either the prosecution or the defense for unexplained, discretionary reasons Just desert – the punishment should fit the crime Jury nullification – jury can render their decisions base on emotion nd personal preference; supporters of jury nullification say it is a safety valve against the unjust application of the law; critics say that it is an abuse of power. . what about racial bias? General deterrence – crime control policy that depends on the fear of criminal penalties; aimed at convincing that potential law violator that the pains associated With the crime outweigh the benefits Specific deterrence – punishment should be severe enough to convince convicted offenders never to repeat their criminal activity Incapacitation – keeping criminals in confinement to eliminate the risk of their repeating their offense in society Intermediate Sanctions – the group of punishments falling between probation and prison (“probation plus”); community-based sanctions, including house arrest and intensive supervision, serve as alternatives to incarceration
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CJ FINAL REVIEW - Three-Strikes Laws 3 strikes and youre...

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