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Why did SST support New Zealand鈥檚 three strikes policy?
Having endured numerous cases of heinous crimes committed by repeat offenders, New Zealanders increasingly expressed a desire for tough sentencing laws for repeat violent and sexual offenders. SST worked tirelessly for the introduction of a Three Strikes policy into New Zealand law.
What is the 鈥淭hree Strikes鈥?Law?
The 鈥渢hree strikes鈥?law is a strict law that can lead to unjust outcomes. The law says that if you are convicted of a third serious violent offence, then you must be given the maximum penalty for that offence without parole. You must have been given warnings by the judge when you were sentenced for each of the earlier serious violent offences.
Should we expand the definition of a three strike?
Some have argued that three strike laws can become more effective through the incarceration of more offenders and this can be accomplished by expanding the definition of what constitutes a strike (Caulkins, 2001). However, employing this tactic would be associated with greater costs and the laws are already very costly.
What is a 鈥榮trike鈥?in New Zealand?
New Zealand鈥檚 version of 鈥楾hree Strikes鈥?took effect on 1st June 2010. From that date forward, offenders convicted of one of the 40 specified serious offences in the schedule, all of which are serious violent or sexual offences, and all of which carry a maximum term of imprisonment of seven years or more, receive a 鈥榮trike鈥?warning.