1 Nov 2017

Ditching the three strikes law

From The Panel, 4:23 pm on 1 November 2017
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The new justice minister Andrew Little has revealed the controversial three strikes law will be scrapped. He says there's been no decline in serious crimes under the law and it hasn't acted as a deterrent but supporters of it say it is working to keep serious offenders in prison. Garth McVicar of the Sensible Sentencing Trust comments on the decision.