In recent posts, we have discussed numerous important issues in the criminal justice system. These include sex crimes legislation, juvenile crime, children being charged as adults and the problems that can arise when statutes are written too broadly. These problems can be seen here in Wisconsin and around the country.
How many times have you heard someone start a sentence with: "There should be a law"? Americans seem all too eager to pass laws, especially in the wake of disaster or tragedy. Criminal law, in particular, is full of statutes passed in response to gruesome crimes.