Monday, April 18, 2016

Accidental Felons

A piece from the Charles Koch Institute looks at how creating more laws leads to overcriminalization. As they point out, we all likely violate laws every day without even realizing it:

"Overcriminalization refers to the frequent use of criminal law — rather than civil law or administrative sanctions — to punish behavior that historically would not have been viewed as criminal.” Since 2000, Congress has created an average of 56 new crimes annually. Furthermore, modest estimates count over 300,000 regulations that carry criminal penalties."

5 Comments:

At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another article to get you fired up today Fred

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Tenderloin-bartender-fired-Aces-audio-Bubbles-7254079.php

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Goes to show most business owners want all the business they can get. If the business owners didn't want to serve that guy, though, it would be their choice.

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

Congress needs to stop overcriminalization and instead enforce the laws that are already enacted. This will result in a more well behaved society and save time and money.

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

Congress needs to stop overcriminalization and instead enforce the laws that are already enacted. This will result in a more well behaved society and save time and money.

 
At 1:29 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

How about creating laws that protect its citizens from gov abuse such as people that are in office doing corrupt practices and more severe penalties for those engaged in robbing their citizens

 

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