Many “tough-on-crime” laws have been enacted over the past fifty years. These laws impose harsh sentences and severely restrict offenders’ civil liberties under the guise of preventing crime. Sex offender laws, Three Strikes laws, zero tolerance laws, and mandatory sentences are examples. “Tough-on-crime” laws are economically unfeasible, ineffective, and unjust; yet their creation continues.Chelsea’s law, the newest “tough-on-crime” law, was enacted just over three years ago.
Butts, Stephen, "LAWMAKER’S COOKBOOK: A RECIPE FOR “TOUGH-ON-CRIME” LAWS" (2014). GGU Law Review Blog. 26.