Overcriminalized.com’s case studies are documented stories of good people whose lives were impacted by overcriminalization: criminal laws that are overbroad or flat-out ridiculous, prosecutors and prosecutions that are over-zealous, and sentences that are harsh, unreasonable, and unjust.
The lives of some were shattered when they were arrested, prosecuted, and imprisoned for doing things no one would think are crimes. Others did an act that could be considered wrongful, but did so unintentionally – without “criminal intent” (what lawyers call mens rea) – and should not have been charged, convicted, or punished.
Please contact us if you know of a story of injustice of good, otherwise law-abiding people hurt by overcriminalization. Email the story to email@example.com