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Overcriminalization in North Carolina

  title={Overcriminalization in North Carolina},
  author={Jeffrey B. Welty},
  journal={North Carolina Law Review},
Overcriminalization has received considerable attention— academic and otherwise—in recent years. But most of this attention has focused on the federal criminal code, even though the vast majority of criminal prosecutions in the United States happen in state courts. This Article is the first to provide a detailed assessment of the scope and growth of the criminal law in a single state. It uses several different approaches to measure the growth of the criminal law in North Carolina, and concludes… 
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