Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

California's Three Strikes Law-proposition 36: A Policy Analysis
by Mondragon, Sendy, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 50; 13811647
Abstract (Summary)

Proposition 36 the policy underlying the amendment to California’s Three Strikes Law was analyzed using Gil's, 1992 Policy Analysis Framework. This framework was adapted to focus on issues relevant to mass incarceration and how it affects people of color. California’s amendment to the three-strikes law (Proposition 36) represents an advance in criminal justice law and a move towards retroactive resentencing reform. Proposition 36 allows inmates who are currently serving a life sentence under the Three Strikes Law to appeal and request a resentencing to receive a shorter sentence. The Department of Corrections compiled data that found that inmates serving a sentence under the Three Strikes Law were the less likely to commit a new crime and return to prison when compared to inmates not sentenced under three strikes. Proposition 36 gives inmates hope within the prison environment and establishes a greater sense of fairness in sentencing.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: California's three strikes law, Proposition 36, Three strikes law
Publication Number: 13811647
ISBN: 9781085566995
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