“Three Strikes and You're Out”: The Impact of California's New Mandatory Sentencing Law on Serious Crime Rates

@article{Stolzenberg1997ThreeSA,
  title={“Three Strikes and You're Out”: The Impact of California's New Mandatory Sentencing Law on Serious Crime Rates},
  author={Lisa Stolzenberg and Stewart J. D'alessio},
  journal={Crime \& Delinquency},
  year={1997},
  volume={43},
  pages={457 - 469}
}
Using monthly data drawn from the 10 largest cities in California and an interrupted time-series design with nonequivalent dependent variables, the authors assessed the impact of California's “three strikes and you're out” law on the serious crime rate and on a control series measured as the petty theft rate. Overall, maximum-likelihood results indicated that the three-strikes law did not decrease serious crime or petty theft rates below the level expected on the basis of preexisting trends… Expand
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