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CJ 500 6-1 Discussion: Lockyer v. Andrade and the Three-Strikes LawThree-strikes laws are the most obvious and controversial use of selective incapacitation. In 2004, approximately 26 states and the U.S. federal court system had three-strikes laws. In most cases, three felonious convictions result in a mandatory life sentence with no possibility of parole. In the case of Lockyer v. Andrade, this was Andrade’s third strike in the state of California. Andrade was sentenced to 50 years with no possibility of parole. In your initial post, discuss the following:Be sure to reference this module’s resources in your post.In response to at least two of your peers’ posts, reflect on their assessment of whether three-strikes laws are cruel and unusual punishment, and provide a counterargument. Be sure to comment on your understanding of conflict theory and how it may impact the use of three-strikes laws in treating members of different social classes with disparity.This discussion will help prepare you for your final project submission by identifying and analyzing a significant issue that negatively affects public perception of the criminal justice system.To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.

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