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Can Criminal Law Be Controlled?
Michigan Law Review (2010)
  • Darryl K. Brown
Abstract

This review of Douglas Husak's 2008 book, Overcriminalization: The Limits of the Criminal Law, summarizes and largely endorses Husak's normative argument about the indefensible expansiveness of much contemporary criminal liability. It then offers a skeptical (or pessimistic) argument about the possibilities for a normative theory such as Husak's to have much effect on criminal justice policy in light of the political barriers to reform.

Keywords
  • Overcriminalization,
  • Criminal Law Theory
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Darryl K. Brown. "Can Criminal Law Be Controlled?" Michigan Law Review Vol. 108 Iss. 6 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/darrylbrown/10/