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Three Strikes law is set for a comeback: Does it actually work?

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Since its inception, it’s safe to say the Three Strikes law has faced its fair share of criticism. 

Academics have condemned it for promoting penal populism and disproportionately targeting Māori and Pasifika communities. 

Despite this, the return of the controversial law has made its way onto the Government’s next action plan.

So, does Three Strikes only stand as a symbol of a Government’s ‘tough on crime’ approach? Or, will it garner better results a second time around?

Today on The Front Page, Auckland University of Technology criminal law professor Warren Brookbanks joins us to discuss.

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Host: Chelsea Daniels
Sound Engineer: Paddy Fox
Producer: Ethan Sills

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