Mens Rea ReformThursday February 2nd, 2017 - 3:35 PM
(1.0 CLE) Mr. Malcolm will discuss how mens rea standards have become more lax and the number of criminal statutes and regulatory crimes have expanded. Mr. Malcolm will argue that, in many cases, mens rea standards are now inadequate and have contributed to the modern-day phenomenon of overcriminalization, that is, the overuse and misuse of criminal laws and penalties to address societal problems. He contends that mens rea reform would help address this problem.
Speakers: John Malcolm
Written Material(s): Mens Rea Reform.pdf
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