Image via WikipediaThree Strikes law introduced in NZ...
New Zealand has introduced the three strikes law for serious criminal offenders.
Strike One: Sentencing with a final warning.
Strike Two: Sentencing as normal, but no parole.
Strike Three: Maximum sentence for that particular crime. Life for murderers.
The legislation, known as the Sentencing and Parole Reform Act, was passed through Parliament yesterday.
One criticism of the new law was that it would take away judges ability to pass minimum sentences for murder. However, many judges seem to give criminals too much leeway; so the new law will make things straight forward after the third offence.
Acknowledgements: Peter Petterson