Overcriminalization: Criminalizing the Everyday

The following video has been produced by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL’s approximately 10,000 direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys — include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, active U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness within America’s criminal justice system.

The video provides an overview of what overcriminalization means. I have mentioned in the last post that only 3-5% of criminal cases go to trial. The system simply cannot handle more cases because there are limited amount of resources and a finite number of jail cells.


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