Quote# 129922[Commenting under "Moneyball Sentencing"]
One is punishing for past crimes, not trying to predict the future. One is preventing recidivism in the most reliable way, by death. Start the count at the real age of adulthood, 14. No violent repeat offender makes it to 18, and the start of their busy period of crime. Any deterrence is incidental and an added benefit.
Because each conviction has to stand in for an average of 10 other crimes, by the time one gets to 3, one knows the defendant is a bad guy. His innocence of the third crime is not a problem, because ha has committed many hundreds of crimes.
Supremacy Claus, Sentencing Law and Policy 3 Comments
[7/30/2017 1:02:14 PM]
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Submitted By: JeanP