Publications & Studies

Criminal Justice

The Time to Hesitate is Through: The Number of Laws Criminalizing Innocent Conduct is a Touch Too Much

With the explosion in the number of criminal statutes and criminal regulations, it is particularly difficult for an individual to know what conduct has been deemed criminal or noncriminal. In addition, each year lawmakers at the federal, state and local levels pass criminal laws that do not prescribe a standard of culpability. Furthermore, many of these crimes punish conduct that …

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