General Effects of Proposition 36 on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Three Strikes Sentencing

7 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2020

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Elsa Chen

Santa Clara University

Emily Chung

Santa Clara University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science

Date Written: November 11, 2020

Abstract

A preliminary comparison of California inmate data before and after the implementation of Proposition 36 to reform Three Strikes and You're Out indicates that Proposition 36 reduced some of the racial disparities between Black and white offenders sentenced under Three Strikes.

Keywords: Three Strikes, Proposition 36, resentencing

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Chen, Elsa and Chung, Emily, General Effects of Proposition 36 on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Three Strikes Sentencing (November 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3729034 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3729034

Elsa Chen (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University ( email )

Department of Political Science
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States

Emily Chung

Santa Clara University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science

United States

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