Overcriminalization and the Law: Capitalizing on Recent Policy Developments To Prevent Unjust Prosecutions

12.15.10Recently, public attention has focused on the scores of federal criminal offenses that lack adequate “mens rea” requirements, and questions have begun to mount about the propriety of these laws and their role in fostering unjust prosecutions. In this webcast, sponsored by West LegalEdcenter, Timothy O'Toole will discuss how litigators can use these recent policy developments to better educate courts and other decisionmakers about the importance of mens rea requirements and their role in protecting the innocent.
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